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7 cheap or free things to do in Bangkok

When it comes to Asian mega cities, places like Tokyo, Hong Kong and Beijing are the kingpins but South East Asia has the cherries on the city cake with the likes of Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and especially Bangkok offering sprawling urban playgrounds for every pocket. If you are looking for things to do in Bangkok […]

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Of death fields, temple ruins and all-nighters – Cambodia: the highlight reel

I can’t recall, in all my travels, having come across a country quite like Cambodia, that crept into my heart with biting agony and joyful euphoria all at once. It is an incredible country to visit and will leave you spellbound by its tragic past and vibrant present. Quite simply, though, Cambodia really has it […]

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Funemployment and the ride of your life

I’ve officially been on the road, so to speak, for a good 5 weeks now – strike that, a great 5 weeks now – so perhaps it’s time I knuckled down and delved into what it is I have done, not where I have travelled and all that (I have endeavoured to start getting those […]

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A Mid-May Meander in Mozzieambique

What started out as a real pie-in-the-sky conversation of following a friend’s band to Mozambique (or Mozzieambique as I have come to call it) for a gig turned into one of the best holidays you could imagine despite the fact that our plans to go to a music festival withered away when we found out […]

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Strandveld Vineyards: Sipping nectar at Africa’s southernmost wine farm

When most people visit the southern tip of Africa, in the Struisbaai and L’Agulhas region, they have the vision of getting their pic snapped on the little monument that marks the point where the two oceans meet. Not us. Having done that as a kid and subsequently over many visits, we opted to go have […]

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The fisherman’s cabin at Bonnievale River Lodge

  I have stayed in more quaint and interesting places than I can even remember but something about the Fisherman’s Cabin, at Bonnievale River Lodge, made it one that will stay fresh in my mind for a while. (ed’s note: I wrote this last year – still fresh!) The word cosy is an understatement. Somehow […]

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How to make Your 9-5 Life an Adventure!

  You know how sometimes you get so stuck into something and before you realise it, it’s the end of the day? That’s how my life has been for the last 5 months! Between working, paddling and spending time with my girlfriend/family I’ve had almost zero time to just sit back and take stock of […]

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Exploring Echo Valley

As Capetonians we are spoilt for choice when it comes to hiking and sprawling views. However, people seem to get hung up on taking the same old selfies on Lion’s Head when, in reality, there is just so much more out there – and Echo Valley is calling your name… Ambling along Boyes Drive in […]

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An Olive Bistro tucked into a street

Arguably one of the finest things in life is happening upon something amazing and unexpected all at once… So much so that it encourages a blog post. When I was invited out to Olive Bistro, in Durbanville, for a Sunday pizza and a beer, I was expecting, well, I don’t know what I was expecting […]

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A Sunday chill at Durbanville Hills

(A quick full disclosure – I wrote this post at the end of July going into some sunny patches in August, when sunshine was somewhat rare, but considering we are at the end of September and still experiencing the tail end of winter with rain spatters, cold winds and clouds, it still seems somewhat apt… […]

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