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In this latest series, I will be going through all the countries I’ve travelled to on my mission to visit every single country in the world. In this article, we will be covering country #10: South Africa. If you haven’t gotten a chance already, read this story first to find out why I’m trying…
In this upcoming meetup here in Richmond, BC, Canada, I will be doing a talk on how to travel to South Africa. How to travel to South Africa talk description: During my one year around the world backpacking trip, I got a chance to travel extensively and independently in South Africa. To this day,…
In this latest top 10 series, I will be covering my top 10 horrible experiences during my 380 days of travel around the world. Here is a list of Ten Top 10 I will be covering in this series: Countries Cities People Horrible Experiences Favourite Experiences Life Lessons Hikes and Treks Airlines Accommodation Food You would…
In this blog post, you will see my complete 3 weeks South Africa spending breakdown. Karen and myself split the cost of our trip to South Africa. If it looks like most of the expenses are transportation and accommodation related, it’s because Karen probably paid for food and I paid for gas. 3 weeks…
“What the heck is Sterkfontein” I say to myself as I glance over a sign selling tickets to this place just outside the Cradle of Humankind. I quickly asked the ticketing cashier what’s in Sterkfontein. She responds to me in her monotone voice that it is an underground excavation site full of ancient hominid remains. “That…
The Cradle of Humankind is the perfect place to visit for all you science nerds out there. Located north west of Johannesburg, the Cradle of Humankind is one of my favourite place I visited while in South Africa. This UNESCO world heritage site contains the history of how humans came to be. How we…
One of the most important rules to staying alive in Johannesburg is to never drive at night. At night, car jacking, robberies and violent crime occurs more frequently. I always did my best to get home before dark and prevent anything bad from happening during our South African road trip. However, in this one instance during…
When you go to South Africa’s Kruger National Park, make sure you do your own self driven Safari! Why should you do your own self driven safari instead of joining a tour group? Because you want the freedom to move and drive at your own pace. Not to mention, driving in South Africa is…
In this blog post, you’ll learn what a three weeks South Africa road trip itinerary looks like. The only way to truly experience South Africa is by doing a road trip. I’m talking about a big road trip that goes from Johannesburg to Cape Town or vice versa. Why do a road trip instead…
The Best Hostel Customer Service in South Africa Before entering South Africa, I had no idea what to expect. Many fears ran through my head because of how the media portrays this African country. Car jacking, robbery, theft, murder, if it’s bad, South Africa probably has it. Shoestring Backpackers Looking up reviews online on…

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