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My Mishap in Madrid

“A man who trusts nobody is apt to be the kind of man nobody trusts.” Harold MacMillan A mishap is defined as an unlucky accident, which is definitely what I would describe my first...

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Zaragoza, the Eternal City

“Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny space you occupy in the world.” Gustave Flaubert My view from my hostel window. After Barcelona, I headed off to Zaragoza; a city I had...

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Hola Barcelona!

”Allow me to state here how much I love Barcelona , an admirable city, a city full of life, intense, a port open to the past and future.” Le Corbusier People say that once...

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Egoli: City of Gold

“Johannesburg is weird, because half of it is like Los Angeles. It feels like just wealthy parts of L.A. But half of it is severe slummy, something like Rio De Janiero or something. So...

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A Day in Berlin

“Berlin combines the culture of New York, the traffic system of Tokyo, the nature of Seattle, and the historical treasures of, well, Berlin.” –Hiroshi Montomura Just before I came home to South Africa, I...

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“The Bus F**king Left Me!”

“Adventure, yeah. I guess that’s what you call it when everybody comes back alive.” – Mercedes Lackey In May I had my last holiday with the friends that I had made while in Poland....

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Alles Amsterdam

“My experience in Amsterdam is that cyclists ride where the hell they like and aim in a state of rage at all pedestrians while ringing their bell loudly, the concept of avoiding people being...

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Last Stop! Bratislava

Our view of the castle from our hostel window “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” – Aldough Huxley My mini Eurotrip was coming to an end and I...

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I Heart Budapest

“Budapest is a prime site for dreams: the East’s exuberant vision of the West, the West’s uneasy hallucination of the East. It is a dreamed-up city; a city almost completely faked; a city invented...

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Vienna, my Affair with Mozart

“The hills are alive with the sound of music With songs they have sung for a thousand years The hills fill my heart with the sound of music My heart wants to sing every...