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Exploring the West Coast of South Africa

Exploring the West Coast of South Africa

With the high prices and lack of availability of award tickets around Christmas, I once again arrived in South Africa with about eight days to spare before beginning  my house sit in Cape Town. After previously doing the Garden Route a couple of times, I decided to explore the lesser traveled West Coast of South Africa. After a long but luxurious flight with Qatar Airways in their amazing business class Q Suites, I arrived in Cape Town late morning and ready…

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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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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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