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The Garden Route of South Africa – Knysna to Capetown

The Garden Route of South Africa – Knysna to Capetown

Three busy days in Knysna left us wanting more, there is so much to do in and around there. But the rest of The Garden Route awaited us. A short drive out of town will bring you to the famous Knysna Heads which consists of beautiful cliffs and beaches that can be, and should be, viewed from up top or down below. This is a free attraction, with the only cost being a few rand in tips for the ever present…

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The Garden Route of South Africa – Port Elizabeth to Knysna

The Garden Route of South Africa – Port Elizabeth to Knysna

Our first stop after Port Elizabeth was the vibrant town of Jeffreys Bay, otherwise know as J Bay. The beach was long and flat and made for a great place to stretch the legs on the drive. We both got jealous of all the other people walking dogs on the beach, and couldn’t wait for our sit in Capetown to begin. After J Bay we took a little detour to Cape St Francis where we visited the famous lighthouse and penguin…

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The Garden Route of South Africa – Port Elizabeth

The Garden Route of South Africa – Port Elizabeth

After a 9 hour flight with Latam Airlines from Sao Paulo, Brazil (only twice as long as the 40km journey to the airport in traffic!), a 5-hour layover in Johanessburg, and a quick 2-hour flight with Mango Airlines, we picked up our little rental car from Europcar at the Port Elizabeth Airport and set out on the 3-minute drive to our Airbnb for the next few days. Twenty dollars goes a long way in South Africa. A full apartment in a nice location just…

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Day of The Dead – How I lived through it in Sayulita, Mexico

Day of The Dead – How I lived through it in Sayulita, Mexico

Seriously, forget Halloween. Stop dressing your kids up as Batman, princesses, and butterflies. Stop going to strangers houses and begging for crappy candy that your soon to be fat kids really don’t need. Get your ass down to Mexico instead for the celebrations of Dia de Los Muertos (Day of The Dead)! This year I got to experience both Halloween and Day of The Dead. My first day of being homeless again was on Halloween. While running all my last…

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House and Pet Sitting in South Africa Part 1 – Johannesburg

House and Pet Sitting in South Africa Part 1 – Johannesburg

Due to multiple repeat house sits in Europe, in January of 2017, we (Vanessa) were in need of some time out of the Schengen zone. EU rules only allow Vanessa to stay 90 days every six months on her Brazilian passport. Therefore we were looking for somewhere else to go, somewhere warm preferably. An opportunity for house sitting in Johannesburg popped up on Trustedhousesitters with almost perfect dates for us. After looking at flights I was amazed how cheap they were. Malaga…

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Three weeks in wellies in Wales.

Three weeks in wellies in Wales.

After a couple of animal free days exploring the pubs of Galway, we boarded the early morning ferry from Rosslare to Fishguard in Wales. The boat was big and pretty luxurious but ever so empty, meaning plenty of space to spread out and take a nap. I hope Vanessa realises that that was about as close as she is ever going to get to me taking her on a cruise.   Our host, Suzanna, met us at the port in Fishguard, and after…

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Exploring Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way Part 2

Exploring Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way Part 2

These roads are part of the reason you need so much time to see this beautiful part of the country. They are just so much fun when you meet an oncoming tractor! But the destination makes the journey all worthwhile. Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way is worthy of more than just a day trip. This would be our second day exploring this area. Our destination one more time were the magnificent Cliffs of Moher. This time we decided to do the…

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Exploring The Wild Atlantic Way

Exploring The Wild Atlantic Way

It would take much more time than the 3 weeks that we have to fully explore this magnificent 1553 mile stretch of road that runs from Main Head in the North all the way to Kinsale in the south hugging Ireland’s West Atlantic coast the whole way. You could easily spend weeks exploring The Wild Atlantic Way. We were lucky enough to spend a few days exploring the County Clare area of the Wild Atlantic Way, which features the stunning Cliffs of…

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