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After a journey through the desert, into historical Colonial towns, down through gorges and rivers, up over mountain passes, and into national parks and enchanted forests, Bruno and I had finally reached our goal: the beach. We arrived on the Wild Coast of South Africa on January 31st at precisely 4pm, a mere 8 hours […]

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Ever wanted to wander through the whimsical land of Middle Earth, to journey from the green rolling hills of Hobbiton into the mountainous forests of Rivendell?  I just completed such a journey, for I visited Hogsback, South Africa, the supposed inspiration for J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings”. After spending 6 weeks in the […]

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After a quick visit through the Northern Cape, it was time to head south toward the coast.  To do so, we had to pass through the southernmost edge of the desert we have been seemingly traveling through forever.  This piece of arid land, situated at the northernmost sections of the Western and Eastern Capes, is […]

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