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Charl Steenkamp
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Carbide Willson Ruins
Near Meech Lake, in Gatineau Park, you'll find this amazing ruin, originally built in 1911, on top of Meech Creek as part of Canadian inventor Thomas "Carbide" Willson's experimenting in the manufacturing of fertilizers. To get to the ruins, you can park at...

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Christmas in Ottawa
During Christmas season Ottawa becomes a magical place. From Christmas light shows on Parliament Hill (December 2, 2015 – January 7, 2016, starting at 17:30) to endless lanes and streets of illuminated trees. Here are some of my pics:

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Diefenbunker: Canada's Cold War Museum
On the weekend I went to one of the most interesting museums I've ever been to. A underground fallout shelter in Canada. Just 35 km outside Ottawa's city centre, you'll find The Diefenbunker Museum . It's a four-story, 300 room, underground bunker. It was b...

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Autumn at Rideau Hall
Not far from where I live is Rideau Hall. Rideau Hall is the official residence of the Governor General of Canada, who is the direct representative of Queen Elizabeth II. The surrounding estate is a beautiful green oasis in the suburb people come here to wa...

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The Mandela Statue
A must-see attraction in Pretoria, is the Mandela Statue. I would even go as far as saying that combined with the Union Buildings it's a must-see to all visitors to South Africa.  This beautiful bronze 9 metre tall statue not only honours Nelson Mandela, a ...

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Morning hike around Pink Lake
Gatineau Park is only 10 drive from where I currently live and is a perfect place to escape the city life here in Ottawa. Not only is entry to the park free, but there are numerous viewpoints, hiking trails and even swimming spots in the park. In autumn it'...

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Supermoon from Ottawa
I tried my best to capture the lunar eclipse last night, but I probably need a better zoom lens and the clouds also came rolling in around the time of the total eclipse which further hampered my efforts. I also have this crazy theory that my house vibrates,...

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Quick visit to Downtown Toronto
While settling down in my new surroundings in Ottawa, we took a quick trip to Toronto, to visit friends from South Africa, that were traveling through the region. We didn't have time to do much sight seeing (missed the CN Tower). But took a stroll around do...

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Pretoria's glorious sunsets
Here is some of my favourite sunsets in Pretoria:

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My 5 must-haves when traveling
Traveling
across the world is an amazing experience. It does not have to be stressful, does not have to cost too much and not need to be complicated. When it
comes to traveling I've got my set ways and I'll give you some of these tips in
the next few posts....
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