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Case of the Mondays #10: Blyde River Canyon

Case of the Mondays #10: Blyde River Canyon

After two week hiatus due to Christmas and New Year’s (I sure hope you weren’t working on those days!), Case of the Mondays is back to give you some encouragement on this treacherous first day of the week. So take a small break from whatever you are doing, relax, and enjoy this beautiful view of Blyde River Canyon in South Africa (their version of the Grand Canyon) – just click on the picture to enlarge it and pan around to your heart’s content! I made a quick stop at the canyon on the way from Kruger Park safari back to […]

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Cairo In a Day

Cairo In a Day

Cairo is the capital of Egypt and, with a total population in excess of 16 million people, one of the largest cities… Situated on the Nile river, Cairo is famous for its own history, preserved in the fabulous medieval Islamic city and Coptic sites in Old Cairo. The Egyptian Museum in the centre of town is a must see, with its countless Ancient Egyptian artifacts, as is shopping at the Khan al-Khalili bazaar. No trip to Cairo would be complete without a visit to the Giza Pyramids. — WikiTravel I had an opportunity to visit Egypt a couple of years ago […]

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Johannesburg to Cairo Flight

Johannesburg to Cairo Flight

On my last day in Cape Town I was hoping to be able to go to the Table Mountain or check out some attractions in town. Alas, the mountain was once again surrounded with clouds and, similarly to the day before, I spent most of the morning wrestling with the slooooow Internet connection. Oh well, I was still pretty happy with my visit having checked out Cape of Good Hope and seeing the Great Whites up close. The rest of the attractions can wait until the next time. When I got in town on Monday, I dropped off my daypack to […]

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Diving With The Great White Sharks

Diving With The Great White Sharks

One of the must-do’s when visiting Cape Town is going diving with the Great White sharks – the largest predators of the sea. The town of Gansbaai is located about two hours drive from Cape Town and has two distinct islands off shore – Geyser Rock Island populated by a large colony (50,000-60,000) of seals and Dyer Island which is home to a colony of African penguins. Both species are the prime targets for Great Whites so the channel between the two islands is known as the Shark Alley. That is the spot where a number of dive companies are taking the […]

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Cape of Good Hope Visit

Cape of Good Hope Visit

The original plan for today was to go diving with the sharks, but once we started heading that way, we got a call saying that the wind is expected to pick up and result in larger waves, so they were calling it off for today. Luckily, while I was waiting for the pickup in the morning, I have asked around about the ways to get down to Cape Point without using the Buz Bus Cape Point tour (and paying 540 rand/$64 for it). Turned out it is possible to get to Simon’s Town using a Metro train and then rent […]

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Kruger Park Safari

Kruger Park Safari

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A day in Joburg

A day in Joburg

One of three capital cities, and home to over 10 million people, Johannesburg (or Joburg as the locals call it) is South Africa’s largest city. In many ways it is also South Africa’s most important city as it is the economic and industrial heart of this fascinating nation. It is a culture vulture’s dream come true, with a vast number of intriguing museums. It is also one of a million stories, and as you walk the streets (yes, it is safe to do so in many areas) you know if they could speak they’d be able to tell a tale […]

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Frankfurt to Johannesburg

The flight from Frankfurt to Johannesburg is the longest flight of my trip and originally was going to be on a Lufthansa A380 at the end of October, but I wanted to move it up so I can get out of Europe earlier (weather and cost) and get myself more time in Southeast Asia. Eventually, a seat opened up on a South African Airways A340 in mid October so I gave up my A380 flight since I will have another chance to fly it with Singapore Airways. It worked out pretty good since I would not have a chance to […]

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