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A complete guide to train travel in Southeast Asia

Travel by train is a great way to experience the landscapes of Southeast Asia, and to meet the people who live here. Personally I think train travel the best way to travel in the region, and I always choose it if it’s a suitable option. With low cost airlines having revolutionised travel in Southeast Asia, […]

Tour review: Cape Peninsula day tour from Cape Town

During my trip to Cape Town, the two day trips I had planned were for Robben Island and the Cape Peninsula. I had always assumed that Cape Town was at the very bottom of Africa at the Cape of Good Hope, but the cape is about 90km further south. Close enough to the bottom if […]

Notes on Cape Town

Cape Town is a place I have been wanting to visit for years. I’ve read Cape Town as being described as a cross between San Fransisco and Sydney, and a few long-term travellers I know have called it their favourite city in the world. With such endorsements I was curious to see what it is […]

Lake St. Lucia – home to the largest hippo population in South Africa

When it comes to the big animals of Africa the hippopotamus lives in the shadow of the Big Five: African lion, African elephant, cape buffalo, African leopard, and rhinoceros. The term “Big Five” was coined by game hunters for being the five most difficult animals to hunt on foot. It has since become a check-list […]

New Country Day: South Africa

Country: South Africa Date: 29 April 2016 New Country Day is the tag I use to keep track of countries I visit for the first time. My last new country was Nambia in March, 2015. It’s been over a year since I’ve visited a new country which reflects how much my travels have slowed down. […]