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The House Where Pope John Paul II lived

The outside staircase of the family flat of Pope John Paul II

I expected the tour to Pope John Paul II’s – sorry Saint John Paul II’s ­– village of Wadowice to be composed of pious old ladies and arthritic old men. Instead, they are all energetic thirty-somethings, many of them singles who could be out on a bonding tour from their gum, Today’s Catholics are LOUD. […]

A Tour in Soweto

Mandela paraphernalia in Mandela's house Soweto

The Soweto tourist trail is well-trodden: one first pays homage at the Hector Pieterson museum, named after the 12-year-old boy who was one of the first to die during the riots of 16 June 1976. Inside, the story of the riots is being told via old TV programmes and images and there is none more […]