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Macau Macao

Macau is a really great way to experience a  variety of different lifestyles, cultures, and nationalities, as well as giving you a clear indication of the history that remains from it’s colonization… Or at least that’s how I see it. Macau is so Asian, but then it’s also so Portuguese AND so international at the same time… And it’s technically not even part of China. You almost most certainly have to go there to understand how these cultures meet, and also how they all manage to complement each other at the same time. Macau is something else.

Grand Lisboa

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The Cape of Good Tours

My final year of school was extremely busy and very fulfilling. It was a great year for the school as well, as they started incorporating decent sports tours. Although, saying this, our tour to Cape Town wasn’t much of a sports tour, it was more of a tour of Cape Town that chose us to go because we played a particular sport. And there was one or two matches here and there…

Table Mountain from the V&A Waterfront

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Study time

Travels are over and now I have had to return to my studies, away from home as well, so it’s almost like I am travelling.

Student life in Grahamstown is really vibrant, and as small as this frontier town is, there is always something to do. For the next month or so, my posts will be focusing more on the Student Life in and around Grahamstown, the stereotypical exploits of 18-25-year-olds (or thereabouts), and the many ways that I get myself involved in the community.


I will post photographs of Grahamstown in the hope that you can experience some of its beauty captured, so you can see the views I experience every day as I walk to and from lectures, practicals, tutorials, and sports.

Occasionally I may post some news to the site, but we’ll see how it goes, I’m more likely to post links to the Rhodes University newspaper Activate’s (turning 65-years-old this year) website where most of my stories will be featured.

All this as I bide my time until 2 April. The East awaits me…

London Wind-down

We used the last few days of our time in Europe in London, and we did our best to see as much of the city as we could in the limited time we had, and with our remaining money. We weren’t particularly keen on paying astronomical amounts of money to see things on the inside that we could see from the outside.

We went to M&M World in Leicester Square, a recommendation from the boys on tour, and it was most definitely worth it. Four levels of absolute colour and numerous things that made you want to spend money. They had everything you could imagine you’d need, and they’d M&M-ified it. It was absolutely wonderful, especially if you like M&Ms, like I do. I could not resist the urge to buy something, and I purchased myself a set of the most M&M-y pajamas.

M&M World

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In Bruges, In Belgium for Lunch

You know it’s a whistle-stop tour when the itinerary says “lunch stop in Belgium”… Although, Belgium is fairly small, so it doesn’t take that long to drive through it anyway. It was very much a recovery day after our night in Amsterdam, as well as it being a short stop on the home stretch of the tour.

In Bruges

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