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Rendez-vous à La Réunion

10/07/2014 / 0 comments

Read in full at TheSouthAfrican.com: “Réunion may look exactly like a sparkling Indian Ocean island, and it is, but this French département of nearly 800 000 souls is more likely to satisfy hikers and sport fishing enthusiasts than the sangria-and-sunblock set. Réunion is relentlessly mountainous and volcanic, and in this sense it is very far…

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Cape to Patagonia: sailing South-South and West

10/07/2014 / 0 comments

Read in full at TheSouthAfrican.com: “For many South Africans, Argentina is a strangely familiar place: the most Europeanised part of a continent that pulls in the other direction, toward a uniquely South American identity. Cape Town is often described this way – and with contempt and envy in equal measure. But Patagonia, the icy Southern extremity…

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Walking the Wicklow Way through Ireland

10/01/2014 / 0 comments

Read in full at TheSouthAfrican.com:  “The Emerald Isle has always been uncommonly kind to walkers and ramblers. Ireland’s spectacular landscape is less craggy than, say, Scotland, but no less dramatic, and the climate is much milder, even in winter. As another rainy weekend in London beckoned, it was the prospect of hearty pub lunches and big skies…

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Eternal Egypt: still just as beautiful but now half the price

24/10/2013 / 0 comments

Read in full at TheSouthAfrican.com: “Egypt should be everyone’s first serious overseas trip, our group agreed over breakfast. From the chaos of the airports to the assertiveness of the touts, hawkers and assorted fortune-tellers, incense consultants and pose-with-a-Pharaoh impresarios, the country offers a masterclass in the art of contemporary travel. But beyond the reality of a…

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Uncovering Ethiopia

13/09/2013 / 0 comments

Read in full at TheSouthAfrican.com: “Ethiopia is ancient, but it has quite a bit to teach the rest of Africa about fostering and refining the best in one’s own culture. For food, for architecture, and for a deep, rich and accessible history, touch down in Addis Abeba when next you fly South. Ethiopia – the proud,…

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Malta: ancient, modern, moreish

07/01/2013 / 0 comments

Read in full at TheSouthAfrican.com: “This sunny island steeped in history is a lot more than picturesque. The Maltese have held their own for centuries, and offer the modern visitor a cohesive culture alive with echoes of every part of the Mediterranean. And, as one might expect for a country named for the Greek word…

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