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The time warp that is Mdumbi – an American perspective

Every night, the clear winter skies and ocean meld into a void and the lack of electricity in the village brings the stars close, all around us, like fireflies. Vukani has the best views in Mdumbi as well as a closeness to village life.  If you want a local experience or have a tight budget, or if you just want a simple yet comfortable experience, I’d recommend Vukani. 

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Oxford, Mississippi: Football or Die, or Write – Part II

A couple good beers and a couple hours of music with friends is a nice change from the full day out and about in football-crazy Oxford. It’s a welcome alternative to the wear and tear of a home game victory night in the bars. What has been called home by football stars has been the same to writers and musicians.

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Football or Die, or Write: A Weekend in Oxford, Mississippi

The campus is closed off to traffic up ahead. A sign high above the street reads, “Welcome to Ole Miss.” Tents are spread out as far as you can see, and just as thick are the heady smells of cigars and stale, already, beer. The Grove.

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