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Making Friends At A Backpacking Hostel: 101

Making Friends At A Backpacking Hostel: 101
Follow these simple tips to make friends while traveling. Combat your social awkwardness, meet interesting people and create unforgettable memories!

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Babylonstoren - One Of The Most Magical Places In The Western Cape

Babylonstoren - One Of The Most Magical Places In The Western Cape

It's fair to say that this past Saturday was one of the most beautiful experiences of my life. I have explored many different places throughout South Africa and overseas, but nothing compared to this.

I spent the day at Babylonstoren in Franschhoek in the Western Cape. It honestly felt as if I had entered a different, perfect world.

On the way to Babylonstoren, our drive consisted of vast green lands, rustic villages and rolling mountains. This was just a warm-up to the beauty that awaited us...

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Why On EARTH Would I Go Surfing During Cape Town's Chilly Months?

Why On EARTH Would I Go Surfing During Cape Town's Chilly Months?

Debunking The Assumption That Summer Is The Best Time For Surfing In Cape Town

Everything from the sharks, wind, waves and temperatures.

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Where To Find Cape Town's Best Craft Beer

Where To Find Cape Town's Best Craft Beer

Cape Town Is Teeming With Craft Beer. We'll Tell You Our Top 7 Spots To Find Those Refreshing Bad Boys.

 

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6 Interesting Facts You May Not Know About Cape Town

6 Interesting Facts You May Not Know About Cape Town

Find out what lovers do on Table Mountain, which place is the most visited in Cape Town, where the oldest surviving building stand, plus more!

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Meet Roni, Part 4!

Meet Roni, Part 4!
Read my latest blog post to find out which interesting course I'm doing through Riverlodge Backpackers & where in Cape Town I'm volunteering in my spare time.

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6 Essential Tips For Making The Most Out Of Backpacking In Cape Town

6 Essential Tips For Making The Most Out Of Backpacking In Cape Town

Follow these tips to make the most out of your time in Cape Town.

Cape Town undoubtedly has so much to offer. Known as the Mother City and rated as the top destination in the world countless times, she does not disappoint. The diversity in every aspect will leave you wanting more and in order to make the most out of your time in Cape Town, follow these essential tips for backpacking in Cape Town. In fact, these tips apply not only to backpackers, but every type of traveler.

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Meet Roni, Part 3!

Meet Roni, Part 3!

On my off days, I finally got the chance to go surfing again. Last time I was trying to catch waves was in 2013 in Surfers Paradise, Australia. In my mind, I would have start all over again. Despite this, I didn’t take any lessons and just rented a board and a wet suit and desperately tried to remember what they had taught me in Oz. 

Was I a regular or goofy foot? How did you pop up on the board and how to position myself on it...........

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Meet Roni, Part 2!

Meet Roni, Part 2!
Find out where Roni has gone exploring in Cape Town, what exciting things he has gotten up to & how he's been handling his internship at Riverlodge Backpackers!

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Meet Roni, Our Newest Addition

Meet Roni, Our Newest Addition
My name is Roni Eerikäinen and I’m a Finnish student of hospitality management. I am currently interning at Riverlodge Backpackers in South Africa and in this blog I’ll write about my 6 months stay here in Cape Town.

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