It is holiday time, the happy season and one the best times of the year to visit South Africa. If you are planning to come out here from overseas you might need some advice on how to stay connected during your holiday in the sun.
The most cost effective way will be to buy yourself a local prepaid SIM card as soon as you arrive. Should you prefer to use your home country SIM card on roaming you may go home to an unpleasant surprise in the form of a very hefty cell phone bill. Continue reading Cell phone communication while you travel South Africa
Some people are prepared to go to a lot of trouble cooking while they are on an overland trip while others prefer to keep it simple. To be honest, I couldn’t be bothered with recipes when I travel. Also, I find it best to travel as light as possible and keep the kitchen equipment compact. For me fancy cooking is something that I attempt at home.
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I simply cannot travel without a good paper map! I like the feel of a paper map and I also need it to orientate myself to ‘the bigger picture’. A GPS is an amazing device that can indicate your position to within 5m or navigate you to your destination. However, a GPS may give you tunnel vision as you usually look at a small screen zoomed in to see detailed information. Also, the GPS can let you down when it loses satellite signal or when its power fails. Continue reading Don’t travel without a good paper map