anyone been? it turns out that, because someone further up the food chain decided that they want to go to St. Petersburg, I don't get to go anymore, and am being sent to research another episode of the same series in Cape Town.
a quick google reveals nothing but horror stories - massive crime rate, many random murders daily, 1 in 2 tourists mugged. ordinarily I'd think, OK, that's bound to happen, but be careful and it'll be fine, but I'm a crime magnet - I've had more guns pointed at me in London than I care to mention - and look every inch the girly indie boy.
I'm going to die aren't I?