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Postcard Perfect: St. James Beach in Cape Town, South Africa

Postcard Perfect: St. James Beach in Cape Town, South Africa February 9, 2012 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
The colorfully-painted changing rooms that dot St. James Beach are a site to be seen for any visitor to Cape Town. But what better way to see them than from the window of a vintage coach train? The Atlantic Rail runs along the coast of False Bay, from Cape Town to Simon’s Town, and offers a perfect...

Scariest Campsite Ever?

Scariest Campsite Ever? September 30, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
We thought that nothing could surpass the Blair Witch Project for the scary-camping factor. Yet now we’re thinking we’ll take trees whipping around in the dark and a shaky camera over camping on the side of a mountain any day. The same can’t be said for adventure climber and photographer...

Monday Aww-Day: PENGUINS [PICS]

Monday Aww-Day: PENGUINS [PICS] June 6, 2011 | General | Read More
It’s Monday, so who doesn’t need a good afternoon AWW? Since it has been unseasonably chilly this week at the NG office in Northern California, my thoughts go to our brethren of the South, the penguins. Unquestionably the-bird-of-the-moment due to Happy Feet and March of the Penguins, these...

What are the top 5 countries for friendliness, according to expats?

What are the top 5 countries for friendliness, according to expats? May 10, 2011 | Canada, Local Insight, North America, Travel News | Read More
So, which do you think is the friendliest country, eh? If you didn’t pick up on the hint there, we’ll make it easy for you: Canada. As reported by Yahoo! Travel, respondents to an HSBC Bank International’s Expat Explorer survey voted the Great White North as the most welcoming amongst 25...

Iraq, Deprivation Holidays, and Smells Are Some Of The Latest Travel Trends

Iraq, Deprivation Holidays, and Smells Are Some Of The Latest Travel Trends December 1, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
The World Travel Market bills itself as the “premier global event for the tourism industry” and has recently completed its 2010 exhibit. In a series of press releases, the organization has presented what it thinks are the latest travel trends. Some of these include: Iraq is the next tourist...

John Travolta: Actor, Married Man, Football Lover, Pilot

John Travolta: Actor, Married Man, Football Lover, Pilot June 17, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
If you’re at all like me, you’re always curious as to John Travolta’s life. And, if you’re at all like me, you’re just as excited as I was to find out that he flew his own personal Boeing 707 to South Africa to offer his support to Australia’s Socceroos. You can view...

2010 World Cup Victory Beats Love, Jobs, and Even Nourishment Among Expat Priorities

2010 World Cup Victory Beats Love, Jobs, and Even Nourishment Among Expat Priorities April 26, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
You may have heard that soccer (football to everyone else) fans take their sport, and their teams very seriously. While a poll that was recently conducted may not have been completely serious, the depth of some enthusiasts’ love for the beautiful game is not. The folks at U.S.-based VIP Communications...

Weekend Reading: Smokeless Smokes, Sobering Ireland, Thieving Baboons, and an iPhone App

Weekend Reading: Smokeless Smokes, Sobering Ireland, Thieving Baboons, and an iPhone App March 26, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Sitting up on your roof enjoying a cold one? Have your computer with you? Need something to read? Have no fear, NileGuide is always here to satiate your thirst for knowledge. There seems to be enough of a market for smokers jonesing for a puff mid-flight that Ryanair is now selling smokeless cigarettes...

Thieving Baboons Seen at Vineyards in South Africa

Thieving Baboons Seen at Vineyards in South Africa March 23, 2010 | Cape Town, Travel News | Read More
PANIC – there will be a shortage of Chardonnay from South Africa this year, the grapes used to make the popular South African wine. And the diabolical creatures to blame? Baboons. Baboons, the red bottomed Old World monkeys, have (rather ironically) been eating the grapes on the vines that are...

Friday Link Love: Surfing in South Africa, Great Whites and Perilous Cliffs

Friday Link Love: Surfing in South Africa, Great Whites and Perilous Cliffs August 7, 2009 | Travel Tips | Read More
We’ve had a good run of Beach/Shark Week this week on the NileGuidance blog, and we weren’t the only ones to devote some coverage to Jaws, model-worthy beaches and the like. Check out these links for more: Africa Travel Blog’s post on Surfing in South Africa – Best Surf Spots...
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