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4 Activities in Port Elizabeth (& St. Francis)

Port Elizabeth is a small, coastal town in the Eastern Cape, about halfway between Cape Town and Durban. Alex went to secondary school in a town an hour outside PE and his good friend still lives in the area, so why not take a quick trip?

We stayed in PE about a week and did as much touring as we could when we weren't at interviews (more about that later), hanging with friends, or watching the GOT finale.

Without further ado, here are 4 activities in Port Elizabeth (and St. Francis).

The Donkin Reserve The Donkin Reserve (specifically the pyramid) was named by Sir Rufane Donkin in honor of his late wife Elizabeth (who also gave Port Elizabeth its name). The reserve honors Port Elizabeth's rich history and was recently re-vamped for the 2010 World Cup. If you decide to climb up the lighthouse you'll be rewarded with beautiful views of the surrounding city, as well as a bird's eye view of the gorgeous mosaic tiles under the pyramid. 

St. George's Park If you want to …

3 Totally Unique Zambian Adventures

In the past year and a half I've been to Zambia three times (in reality, the first time was only for half a day when I went to Victoria Falls with friends). I was in Zambia for three weeks in December 2016 and again for three weeks this past July, both times to visit Alex's family and friends who still live in Zambia.

Basically, I've fallen in love with Zambia and here are three unique activities I recommend if you ever get the chance to visit.

Kundalila Falls

Kundalila is a gorgeous waterfall in Luangwa Valley in the Central Provence. These falls are a hidden gem completely off the beaten track; we spent all day there and didn't see a single other person (aside from the park security guard). After a scenic 15-minute hike you can take a dip in the icy waters in the basin of the falls. Kundalila is approximately a 6-hour drive from Lusaka so not many people are eager to make the trek, which means Kundalila is serene and practically untouched. If you need a place to stay…