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Awesome City Limits - Part II

Posted by Andrew on Sunday, October 24, 2010, In : Road Trips 
"Keep Austin Weird" is a slogan to promote small business in Texas' state capital. It's also become a flag for Austinites to wave proudly, declaring pride in their personal eccentricities; a freak flag, loud and bright. The official slogan of the city is 'The Live Music Capital of the World' which carries a lot of truth under the surface, despite the ballsy, almost ludicrous claim it first appears to seem.

It was the cast of characters that fly their flag the highest that came out to play on ...
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Awesome City Limits - Part I

Posted by Andrew on Thursday, October 21, 2010, In : Road Trips 
Keep Austin Weird - the time had finally come, boarding a flight to Austin, TX, ten days of insane lay ahead.

I sat next to two stinking hipsters hacking away at mixing programs on their Apple Macs. Tattoed and pierced, they literally did stink. At least the one next to me did when he took off his worn-out Converse sneakers. Geepers creepers.

Arriving in Texas I immediately noticed how different Austin was from the other Texas cities I'd been to - Dallas and Houston. There was an air of laid-b...
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Maaaa I'm in Chicaaaago

Posted by Andrew on Thursday, September 9, 2010, In : Road Trips 
"I have struck a city - a real city - and they call it Chicago... I urgently desire never to see it again. It is inhabited by savages." - Rudyard Kipling.

Chi-town, what's going on!!

This past weekend was Labour Day weekend in the States and so a long weekend. The Greek and I made it an even loooonger one by taking the Friday off and heading to Chicago, Illinois for a weekend of pure awesomeness.

Leaving New York at the crack of dawn, I was in Chicago before the Greek and Karatjie, our amazing ...
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Kumbaya

Posted by Andrew on Friday, August 27, 2010, In : Road Trips 

A few weeks ago The Greek, The Daffs, Karatjie and I headed up to Marsha's Little House By The Sea in a state which is not an island, called Rhode Island.

About a three hour drive from New York, this place is absolutely gorgeous. Reminded me a lot of a place like Paternoster, where I have spent many a good time with Bernie and the crew.

With the weather stunning, this was the ideal little slice of utopian escape from the Mad City. The days were spent eating breakfast like champions, sitting on...


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DC - In Memorial (Part II)

Posted by Andrew on Thursday, June 10, 2010, In : Road Trips 
Sunday was a hot one. Ridonculously hot, I'm talking a hundred degrees. So we decided to spend the entire day in the sun... in Springbok rugby jerseys. I mean, why not?


Segways... awesomeness for dorks

Had another early start for our 'Masonic Segway Tour' around DC. What a kiiiiiff way of cruising! At first you feel like the world's most amazing dork, but as soon as you start cruising, ah man, you just cruise. Best way to see a city, hands down.

So there we were - gliding around DC in our S...


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DC - In Memorial (Part I)

Posted by Andrew on Friday, June 4, 2010, In : Road Trips 

A band of six set out on Memorial Day weekend for an adventure into the sweaty heart of this nation's capital, Washington DC.

Hitting the I-95 on a Friday afternoon is like... well, it's like a lot of things, driving into New York City on a Friday afternoon, driving to Sandton on a Friday afternoon, driving anywhere on a Friday afternoon. It's bad ok.

Luckily! Luckily for us, we were able to leave around 1pm and brave the interstate south to the capital. 

Arriving in DC around 6pm, the Greek and...


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It's not always sunny in Philadelphia

Posted by Andrew on Tuesday, April 27, 2010, In : Road Trips 

On a random whim, the Greek and I set off down I-95 for a mini-roadtrip to the streets of Philadelphia for what turned out to be a weekend of epic randomness.

The road to Philly is short, about 100 miles, down the interstate to the original capital of the United States, the home of Benjamin Franklin and the original seat of George Washington, the first president of the newly forged United States of America. Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and the American Constitu...


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Roadtrippin' Tennessee: An Adventure in 3 Acts

Posted by Andrew on Monday, November 30, 2009, In : Road Trips 

I'm getting addicted to this road-tripping thing. Flights are relatively cheap, the country is massive, and the time is now. So this is the story of Road Trip No. 2... which followed the route above through America's South (right to left).

Act I

Last weekend was so good I decided to do it all again. Booked flights to Nashville, Tennessee to meet up with Steve and another buddy of his, Julius. J-Flip from the Phillipines.

My trip there started at 2am on Thanksgiving morning. Monster of a mi...


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Who dat in the Big Easy

Posted by Andrew on Tuesday, November 24, 2009, In : Road Trips 

On a spur of the moment whim I booked myself a flight down to Houston, Texas for a weekend with my old buddy Steve Beukman. The man has been living in Houston for two years and has embraced the Texan culture with open arms. Nice hands in fact. Nice hands Larry!

He picked me up at Houston International Airport on Friday evening en route to the liquor store to stock up for his farewell party that night. Steve is headed back to Joburg to make his mark again back home. It was an emotional time for...


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