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  1. Cheeky cheetahs and new friends

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    Cheeky cheetahs and new friends

    Feb052010

    (February 4th) Wow, what an amazing afternoon and evening. Definitely a brilliant way to end my stay here in Pretoria.

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  2. Pretoria’s oasis of calm, the Transvaal Museum and packing up

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    Pretoria’s oasis of calm, the Transvaal Museum  and packing up

    Feb052010

    (February 4th) Burgers Park in Pretoria is one of the most beautiful spots I’ve seen in a while. It’s right around the corner from City Hall and was a top spot for a morning stroll.

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  3. Smoothie heaven

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    Smoothie heaven

    Feb052010

    (February 3rd) Okay, so here in Pretoria? It’s really, really hot. Like, I woke up this morning to a sky full of grey clouds and thought that was it for the day, a bit cooler and overcast.

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  4. Freedom is more than just a word

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    Freedom is more than just a word

    Feb052010

    (February 3rd) Today I had an early start, breakfasting at the hostel and then heading out to see some of the city with Kaigaso or KG.

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  5. The shopping malls of Pretoria

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    The shopping malls of Pretoria

    Feb052010

    (February 2nd) There are a few giant malls in Pretoria and I spent a chunk of the afternoon visiting two of the most popular, namely Menlyn Park and Brooklyn Mall. Both are great spots for anyone looking to part with a few Rand, with a mix of local

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  6. The place where Nelson Mandela was inaugurated

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    The place where Nelson Mandela was inaugurated

    Feb052010

    (February 2nd) I have to say, it's been a bit of a culture shock, walking along jacaranda-lined avenues where all the houses are advertising their security systems along with their fortified fences. But walking around I've not had any problems at all

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  7. A soccer stadium and a seriously delicious sandwich

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    A soccer stadium and a seriously delicious sandwich

    Feb052010

    (February 1st) There's still a bit of work going on at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium but it’s still a very impressive site. A stadium that's been used both for rugby and soccer, it's getting a major make-over for the World Cup.

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  8. Hostelworld arrives in South Africa, Part 2

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    Hostelworld arrives in South Africa, Part 2

    Feb052010

    (February 1st) I arrived in Pretoria today after two flights (Dublin to London and London to Jo’burg) and one very pleasant car ride with KG who works for my hostel's tour company.

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