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Dead Poets and Dog Shit in Valparaiso Chile

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Gorgeous architecture and bright colours are the hallmark of Valparaíso Kent, the owner of Hostal Mariposas, where we spent restful nights, sharing insider tips of the hostel business A vague smell of the sea (ok, rotting fish) and the less ambiguous stench of dog excrement greeted us as we stepped out from the bus station, wobbling under the weight of…

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Thoughts at the Edge of the World at Cape Agulhas

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Standing on the tip of Africa Its funny, the love affair we have with superlatives. Especially Singapore, perpetually striving to be the biggest, tallest, highest, busiest, largest in any public endeavour. Perhaps its our small island mentality and the constant need for relevance and to punch above our weight, superlatives define us. So here we are, standing at the Southernmost…

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Watching the Whale Watchers Watch the Whales at Hermanus

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Hermanuspietersfontein The town formerly known as Hermanuspietersfontein, now, more conveniently, Hermanus, is renowned as the best shore-based whale watching destination in the world, which translated into budget-traveller-speak, means whale watching without having to pay an arm and a leg to have a boat take you out in search of these magnificent mammals. Home to the only Whale Crier in the…

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