A Slow Train or Three Across Nigeria (1 of 9)

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Travelogue from Nicky McLean’s slow journey across

Tanzanian Tantrums

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A Christmas spent covered in mud, flipping Landrov

Cape Town, South Africa Restaurants

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Rustica 70 New Church Street (021) 423 5474. Super value Italian. Wonderful pizzas. Maharani Vegetarian Restaurant 267 Long Street (021) 24 2917 A wheat-grass extravaganza! Beautiful vegetarian Indian food. Platter of all dishes on menu for 2 people is R49. Good value. Kaapse Tafel Restaurant 90 Queen Street (021) 23 1651 More up-market. Main courses […]

Cape Town, South Africa – September 1999

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As the bus pulls into Cape Town, I’m greeted by a spectacular view of Table Mountain, a South-Easterly covering the table with its cloth of cloud. My first thoughts at this awesome view are ‘get me off this bus and into bed’. After 18 hours on the bus from Jo’burg, its pretty hard to get […]

Mozambique, Southern Africa – August 1999

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Mozambique is the land of the unlikely story with an important difference; here, the tall tales are typically true. Ponder, for example, whether John Jay of Macaneta is really Lord Lucan; or what a bounder called Blandford (self-styled ‘Cornish Ambassador’) is doing living in a pup-tent on Wimbi beach; and how about the ‘Sultan of […]

Johannesburg, South Africa – August 1999

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The first (small) signs of Spring are here, but it’s still going to be cold nights, so don’t forget your woolen underwear. One of the toughest things about writing this page, is that nothing actually changes very much from month to month in Johannesburg. This is probably true anywhere, which is a pretty good reason […]

Durban, South Africa – August 1999

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Geography The doorway to Africa, from where you can head for the Hills, ramble with rhinos, dive with Dolphins, sun with the surfers, or laze with lions. Or relax, and have a cold one!! It is a real mix of English, Afrikaans, African, and Indian culture, with their unique histories apparent wherever you turn. Check […]

Cape Town, South Africa – August 1999

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As I sat down to write this article, it occurred to me that it has been a year to the day since I first arrived in Cape Town, for a three day stop over. A year later, I�m still here (although currently on sabbatical up north). So what is it about this town that makes […]

The Other Morocco

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Michael Benanav took the road less travelled, visi

Pretoria, South Africa – August 1999

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South Africa's administrative capital Pretoria, is fast becoming the destination of choice for many travellers scared off by the reports of soaring crime rates in Johannesburg. With a far more relaxed vibe than its big bad neighbour, Pretoria is a city steeped in culture and history (though many would disagree with me) and is often […]