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Power Outage in SA

Friday, January 20th, 2006

You know you’re in Africa when…the power goes out for 8 hours.

Thankfully, I was on a bike tour. It was only 25 miles, but hey, it’s better than nothing! Of course, all about it in the future (I’ve been getting around to writing these posts, as promised – have you noticed?)

Hiking in Kalk Bay Caves: Treasure Africa

Thursday, January 19th, 2006

Because I’m busy writing about, well, lots of things, I’ve not yet been able to document my bat encounter at the Kalk Bay Caves. However, if you want to see some good pics (sorry, the bats were camera shy but good lord, do I actually still have muscle definition in my arms???) and Pierre from TreasureAfrica‘s write up, check out this link.

Witnessing My First Crime in Cape Town

Wednesday, January 18th, 2006
I jogged past my first crime scene in Cape Town on Tuesday. Around 8 a.m., I was running on Beach Road (the main thoroughfare hugging the coastline) near Clifton. Clifton is a well-to-do neighborhood north of where I'm staying in ... [Continue reading this entry]

I Have Fleas

Wednesday, January 18th, 2006
No, honest. I was wondering what all these little random bites were on my legs, arms and knees. They were too small to be spider bites or even mosquito bites and too spaced out for bedbugs. I ... [Continue reading this entry]

Posting to SA Blog

Tuesday, January 17th, 2006
I've finally gotten my act together and I've started posting guide-type information on South Africa Blog. Ben is doing an awesome job, I'm just trying to help him bulk up his content. I'll link the individual entries ... [Continue reading this entry]

Moshi Hit or Miss: Tourist Reviews from Tanzania

Monday, January 16th, 2006
The city in with all things Kilimanjaro are based, Moshi has few 'must do' attractions outside of its shining star. Ah, but what a star it is. Surprisingly few restaurants cater to the tourists, although hotels rely soley ... [Continue reading this entry]

Nairobi Hit or Miss: Tourist Reviews from Kenya

Monday, January 16th, 2006
Article will be up on BnA later on this week Nairobbery gets a bad rap from travellers who spend the majority of their time in Kenya's largest city trying to get out of it. However, it's not a bad place ... [Continue reading this entry]

Shoot Me Please

Sunday, January 15th, 2006
Last night, Sean, Ben, Lara and I went to a nice restaurant 40 minutes away with one single purpose: to finish the 3 liter bottle of wine Sean picked up on Tuesday. We did it, and somehow, everyone else ... [Continue reading this entry]

Playing the Role of Travel Writer

Friday, January 13th, 2006
Among other things this afternoon, I've called a few places last minute in hopes of, well, finding something cool and free to do in Cape Town tomorrow. I didn't have much luck. That's not to say that I didn't make any good ... [Continue reading this entry]

Celebrating Eid in Cape Town

Thursday, January 12th, 2006
From the 'totally random travel experience' files comes my first ever Eid celebration. Eid is a Muslim holiday that commemorates the start of the haji, or trip to Mecca. Last night, I met up with a BootsnAll insider ... [Continue reading this entry]