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Slept Here: The Mountain View

by Spencer

If you find yourself in Mokopane, Limpopo province, RSA, there is no better budget accommodation than the Mountain View. For but 140 rand, ~ $22, you get a personally themed Elite Room. I stayed in the Tiger Room. It had a tiger-sticker bed head, tiger lamp shades, tiger throw carpets and Chinese-y paintings!
The seven rooms share two bathrooms and one kitchen. There is also a DVD collection of extraordinarily obscure B movies. You can watch them for free!

Please note: At the Mountain View there are no mountains in view.

Slept Here: An Abandoned Guest House

by Spencer

Looking for that all too rare dilapidated decrepit feel? Well, do I have the abandoned guest house for you! Complete with spiders, creaking doors and a rotting ceiling, it’s conveniently located only one kilometer out of downtown Pemba. From the market, head northeast along the dirt path, over the train tracks and past the three huts, it’s the only brick structure on the left; watch out for the cows.

(Also, there’s a very nice, generous family who lives on the property.)

Basically, We’re Tramps

by Spencer

I’m at a hostel in Lusaka, Zambia’s capital. I’ve been here for three days and all I’ve paid for is internet and beer. To save money, I’m sleeping in a mosquito net, under a tree, down the road, but because it’s just safer I sometimes fall asleep at various locales within the hostel proper. In other words, I’ve become a tramp.
Being a tramp raises various ethical concerns. (more…)