African Anecdotes #8: Welcome To Abidjan – The Real Capital – Abidjan, South Africa

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Despite what you might read in guidebooks about Abidjan being the pearl of West Africa, it is more or less just a big dirty, smelly, polluted, rubbish-strewn, crime-ridden shit-hole of a city.

African Anecdotes #3: Let’s Eat – Ivory Coast, South Africa

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A lot of the stereotypes about Africans eating snakes, lizards and insects were not lived up to. However, there were some more interesting items, like squirrels and large rats.

African Anecdotes #4: Welcome To Ottawa – Population 300 – South Africa

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The actual name of the village is Guedyo, but the Canadian ambassador had supposedly visited the village and filmed it after the name was changed.

African Anecdotes #5: San Pedro, San Pedro! – South Africa

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San Pedro has it’s charm. The whole place seemed to have a breathtaking, and magical aura about it.

African Anecdotes #2: Show Me The Money – Ivory Coast, South Africa

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Change and money in general is a big hassle in Ivory Coast. Whether it be the banks’ opening hours, giving exact change for small items or the lack of credit card facilities.

African Anecdotes #1: Planes, Trains and Automobiles – Ivory Coast, South Africa

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Transport, like most things in Ivory Coast, is an experience. There are a lot of surprises – but not all of them bad.

The Other Side of Zimbabwe – Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

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Joanne Balmer has an unforgettable close encounter

Botswana – The Other African Safari – Botswana

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David Moss ponders the hard questions: Isn’t a sle

Cape to Rio Yacht Race (January 2003) – Cape Town, South Africa

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Days after being labelled an “intrepid young British adventurer”, Al is given a dose of reality after 24 days at sea crossing the Atlantic. Pride comes before a hurl.

Table Mountain – Cape Town, South Africa

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Allan Taylor found that some of South Africa’s finest scenery is around Cape Town.