Category Archives: Random

One year of Jozi

A year ago Raquel and I were driving from my hometown with both our cars filled to the brim with the little possessions we had to start our new life in Joburg. I think under normal circumstances we might have … Continue reading

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Mariachi Mario’s Makeover – Part 1

Mariachi Mario is a Lego figurine I got a couple of weeks ago, however soon after his arrival, his twin Mariachi Jose joined us as well, leaving us with a little bit of a predicament as to who is who. Mario … Continue reading

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Fishing for a (Lego) dream

This little Eskimo was the first Lego minifigure Raquel got me while we were dating. This fellow has travelled with me from London to Beira, Mozambique to Conakry, Guinea and now permanently resides in Johannesburg, South Africa. With a growing … Continue reading

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Language Fail – Episode 6: The time I was addressed by my price…

Translating can be a difficult task especially when you have no training in the skill and I found that out the hard while working for my previous company when asked to translate meetings for non-English speakers.

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Middle Earth in a Jozi garden (Lego style)!

I think you might have noticed that I have been photographing Lego a lot lately, but I’ve been pretty inspired with a few things I’ve found online and on instagram, especially the Legographer series by photographer Andrew Whyte and instagrammer that_toy_guy. So I … Continue reading

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The fall of the Burj Khalifa!

I was bored at home waiting for a football match to start, so decided to play with some the Lego figurines I have and my Lego Burj Khalifa… All I can say I had fun playing with Lego and you … Continue reading

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Language Fail – Episode 5: The time I asked for the wrong thing around the dinner table

Meeting your in-laws is always a big deal and making a good first impression is extremely important and can define the relationship for its duration. That’s why when I met Raquel’s family I was even more polite than my usual self and … Continue reading

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The longest commute with the nicest views – Instagramming a drive to Lephalale

Our construction site is a mere 370 Km from Joburg which means a site visit is an entire day event that starts at around 5am and ends at around 6pm. Usually I do the drive with or accompany a colleague … Continue reading

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Travelling Tonito’s Adventures turns 4!

It seems hard to believe, but today this blog has been online for four years now. I look back at when I started this blog and always find it funny that the ‘desire’ to start was borne out of laziness; … Continue reading

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Travelling Tonito: The prostitute searcher magnet!

In 2012 I wrote a post on the funny search terms that lead to people finding my blog. At the time there seemed to be a real interest in mistresses and prostitutes in either Abu Dhabi or Tripoli, with the search terms … Continue reading

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“Love comes more naturally to the human heart” – Goodbye Madiba

Over three years ago I wrote a post on Nelson Mandela’s birthday after finishing his autobiography Long Walk to Freedom. The book left me with an even greater sense of respect for him, especially as I kept thinking that I … Continue reading

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Memories that last forever with Videoart!

I realise I have been absent from the blog for a while but I’ve had to put the blog on the back burner for some time while I concentrate on work which has pretty much taken over most of my … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Today is Mother’s Day in South Africa and once again I can’t celebrate it with my mom, as I have not been in South Africa for Mother’s Day over the last couple of years, however this time, I’m in South … Continue reading

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An Idiots guide to Brazilian English Translations – Part 1

I have a category on blog called language fails where write posts about funny language related episodes I’ve been a part of or come across, however there has been a particular series I’ve wanted to write about  for some time … Continue reading

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How 2012 changed our lives!

When Raquel and I started dating and things became more serious, we said that 2012 would be a pivotal year for us; a year in which a few decisions about our life would be made.

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

It has been quite a while since I’ve blogged a while about how things are currently in our lives, but I wanted to get the honeymoon posts finish before the end of the year, which fortunately I finished this week. … Continue reading

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Your Tonito needs you again!

Hi Everyone! I’m up for the South African Blog Awards again this year and need your help to win. All you need to do is click on the image below, which will take you to the voting link and put in … Continue reading

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Your Tonito needs you (PLEASE!!)!

Dear Readers! I need some help from you… I entered a post of mine (click here) into a competition and need your help to win a really nice Macbook Air to replace my 4 year old second hand Macbook. Please … Continue reading

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This message is brought to you by Travelling Tonito

After seven weeks of honeymooning, Raquel and I are in London to prepare for our move to South Africa which basically means packing the few possessions we have and meeting up with friends and family for final goodbyes before our … Continue reading

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Dude, that festa was lekker!* – A polyglot’s entry to the Inspire Language Learning Blogger Competition

UPDATE: If you have stumbled onto this post, please click the like button at the end of it! 🙂 Thank you!   *This is a normal phrase you will hear from Portuguese immigrant’s children in South Africa which means “Dude, … Continue reading

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