La Digue Island Seychelles

Rainy Weather My day trip to La Digue Island was marred by torrential rain that didn’t let up. Bicycling in rain with poor visibility made photography challenging, so I used several media shots in this blog post. There are abundant Internet photos and videos of the islands. Nothing beats seeing them in person, even in the…

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Sailing and Snorkeling Seychelles

Yesterday was an active but mellow day exploring beaches and inner islands near Praslin Island. I joined a day tour beginning at 6 am with a drive to Cat Cocos ferry and an hour-long ride from Mahé Island to Praslin. On Praslin, we boarded a catamaran for a sailing and snorkeling adventure. Sailing Catamaran Oplezir There were about…

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Victoria and Mahé Island Seychelles

At this point, no words can describe the exotic Seychelles – different from any other place I’ve experienced! Seychelles isolation, weather, and culture are a drastic change from South Africa. I spent the first few days a bit befuddled and struggling to acclimate. Seychelles Archipelago The Seychelles is a remote archipelago of 115 tropical granite and coral islands in the Indian…

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Durban Neighborhoods, Beaches, Townships, and Street Art

Durban and its surrounding areas have hundreds of neighborhoods, townships, suburbs, and beaches. The population is about 3.5 million. Yesterday, I joined a city tour of Durban’s more notable attractions. It was difficult taking photos in the bumpy moving vehicle. Central Durban Central Durban has interesting museums, monuments, markets, galleries, and theaters. Political and historical…

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Tsitsikamma and Transkei South Africa

Driving the Garden Route The drive from Hermanus to KwaZulu-Natal was an adventure! I underestimated it, got lost during side excursions, and was challenged every day. The N2 is the “safe” route, but for most of the journey, there’s no median separating opposing traffic. You face the onslaught of erratic oncoming traffic, including drivers passing…

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