Category Archives: Africa

swimming with white sharks in south africa Free swimming with Great Whites. Watched, for the most part, through my fingers*. I’m of two minds about this video: I give full credit to the divers for proving that Great Whites are not the sure-death, lethal monsters that their reputation suggests. However, I would have had little sympathy for them if one of […]

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Travel Updates A terrific primer for Canadians looking to travel abroad, detailing visa requirements, common scams, money dealings, etc. for the different countries of the world. Excellent starting point for trip planning.

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BBC NEWS | Africa | Turning the tables on Nigerias e-mail conmen This first paragraph, which is all I’m going to reveal, is not a good indication of how funny this sting is. Read on and have a laugh: Mike is a “scambaiter,” dedicated to fighting back against those who send out the notorious 419 e-mails, promising untold wealth to anyone gullible or naive enough to […]

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Never say never, but Connery ends career – Scotland on Sunday Having never bought wholly into it myself, I love this quote from Sean Connery: “Connery reveals he has no regrets about turning down a role in one of the biggest money-earning film series ever – as Gandalf the wizard in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Not because the pay on offer […]

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