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373 Albert Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town, 7925, South Africa
The highlight of Cape Town's hipster Woodstock district is its Saturday market, held in The Old Biscuit Mill. Every artisan baker, butcher, brewer, chocolatier and coffeemaker in the city has a stall there, and with more than 90 vendors all...
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27 Somerset Rd, Green Point, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa
The casual Village Market in Cape Town is set in a rather upscale, downtown shopping mall called the Cape Quarter Lifestyle Village. Take the escalators to the upper level, where you'll find an open-air courtyard with ample seating among tables...
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Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa
Little Ethiopia Cafe in the central business district of Cape Town has fantastic Ethiopian food. It's a tiny place with low tables. We ordered several things to share and everything was delicious. They don't serve beer or wine but bring your own...
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28 Hudson St, De Waterkant, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Origin roasts and serves some of the best coffee in Cape Town. The roastery is known for their high quality and they provide beans to around 80 city-wide establishments. Their headquarters and cafe on Hudson Street is where locals go to get their...
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W Quay Rd, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town, 8002, South Africa
There’s a reason Cape Grace always tops the best hotels lists: everyone loves a classic, particularly the kind of classic where the service might lull guests into thinking they’re the only ones at the hotel. That’s no small feat,...
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Just off the N2 between Knysna and, Plettenberg Bay, 6600, South Africa
Knysna - South Africa : In a park for orphaned elephants, one of my favorite memories of South Africa was getting to interact with the 'families' of elephants that the park gave home to. The animals were gentile and playful and interacting with...
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Rhodes Dr, Newlands, Cape Town, 7735, South Africa
This famous botanical garden, created in 1913, was the first in the world dedicated to a country's own flora. The spectacular 90-acre plant haven forms part of a nature reserve that borders Table Mountain National Park. Besides numerous gardens...
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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Probably the most visited attraction in the city, the V&A combines many elements of the greatest commercial waterfront projects around the world. There are plenty of draws for tourists (the Cape Wheel, helicopter rides, boat trips to Robben...
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Amazon River
I really wanted to see the sloth and the anaconda that I've read so much about but I came upon this red faced monkey chomping on a guava fruit and I had to take this picture. In my desperate quest for the anaconda/sloth combination, I almost...
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Valparaíso, Valparaiso Region, Chile
With only a day to explore, I was afraid I would miss some important sites of Valparaiso. I realized that simply walking the energized streets and taking in the people, buildings and port views IS the experience.
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Canal Walk, Century Blvd, Century City, Cape Town, 7441, South Africa
Canal Walk is big mall that feels like a city. Lots of stores, a rollercoaster, a canal and apartments. Such a different atmosphere than Cape Town proper. A little pit stop on the way to the airport.
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Iten, Kenya

Visiting endurance runners at the High Altitude Training Centre benefit from two weeks at a 7,800-feet elevation. The program offers running sessions with local athletes on soft dirt trails, plus trips to feed giraffes and visit orphaned...

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264 Fox St, City and Suburban, Johannesburg, 2000, South Africa
Joburg's artsy set convenes on the hip Maboneng Precinct, a four-block stretch of the city in what was once a very sketchy area. On Sundays, Market on Main is the place to be, with live musicians, dozens of food stalls, eclectic galleries, and...
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73 Juta St, Johannesburg, 2000, South Africa
This semi-outdoor market on Juta Street in Joburg's Braamfontein neighbourhood is fun fun fun. Eat oysters from Namibia, drink craft beer from South Africa, and devour paella, gelato, cheeses, chocolate...a food lover's paradise! Open on...