January 2013

Is Cape Town Safe?

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Most of the things that are meant to make South Africans feel safer – electrified fences, barbed wire and armed guards, to name a few – have made me feel even more sketched out during my time in Cape Town thus far.

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Cape Town’s Colorful Bo Kaap Neighborhood

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Although Bo Kaap is not, as I briefly assumed, the Cape Town neighborhood featured in a recent music video by Beyoncé’s less-famous sister, it is nonetheless the most interesting Cape Town neighborhood I have explored thus far.

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A Crazy Day in Cape Town

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If you’re traveling in Cape Town and want to see a lot of the city in one day, get a great workout and have a travel story that will make you sound like a total badass, follow in my demented footsteps.

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Making Peace With Winter in Munich

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At the very least, I’ve been humbled by my snowy week in Munich; you might even say I’m charmed.

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All About STDs During Travel

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Even if the place you’re traveling when you contract an STD doesn’t have free healthcare, you owe it to yourself to take action as immediately as possible.

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China’s City of Western Peace

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Although much of urban Xi’an lacks any connection whatsoever to its grand, historical roots, the city and its vicinity are dotted with relics of a time when Xi’an was the most important city in China.

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Six Weeks in Australia

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Although Australia is far too vast to cover completely in six weeks, this is more than enough time to get cozily acquainted with the land down under.

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Three Weeks in Vietnam

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You can enjoy a huge range of quintessential Vietnam travel experiences in just three weeks.

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