Category Archives: Travels

Discovering Jeppestown on foot

Last weekend a friend of ours asked us if we wanted to join her for an urban walk in Jeppestown in central Jozi’s. We’ve been to the Maboneng Precinct a couple of times already but we usually only stick to the … Continue reading

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A late Valentine’s Balloon trip over the Magalies Valley

Raquel and I have a particular Valentines tradition which entails that every year we alternate who organizes Valentine’s Day and associated gifts. I get a lot of frowns from people who think I’m not being romantic enough, but our arrangement … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Bridge over the water

This week’s photo comes from our visit to Coimbra last year, which did not last too long as it was already becoming dark by the time we arrived. However I did manage this great shot of the city with the … Continue reading

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Ze Romans vere here – Conimbriga, Portugal

Before going on holiday Raquel and I had spoken about perhaps travelling around Portugal and seeing some other places which I hadn’t visited on other trips. That was the plan. I used the past tense because in fact we did … Continue reading

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The day the world almost ended – When Bafana Bafana beat Spain

I love football (soccer for the Americans in the audience) and have “my” teams I support in Portugal and England, however my knowledge on the local football scene is limited to the Soweto derby between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs. … Continue reading

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A Helicopter with a view – Cape Town from the skies!

I don’t have a bucket list written down anywhere, it’s more a mental list I keep of things I want to do and places I want to go to and invariably this list just keeps getting longer as life goes … Continue reading

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The Cape’s Wine Route a la Mother Nature

Cape Town and its surrounding areas has so much to offer tourists that one weekend is just not enough to fit it all in. On our first trip to the mother city for our wedding anniversary, we had two days … Continue reading

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One Year of Marriage Celebrated in Cape Town

One year. We’ve been married for one year. Raquel and I looked at each other on our flight down to Cape Town and we both thought the same thing: Time has flown by without us noticing it, but that’s another … Continue reading

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Bucket Listing Joburg for the resident tourist

One of the great things about living in Joburg for Raquel and I is the fact that the city is new to us; uncharted territory which we want to explore and learn more about, in order to become part of … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Blast from the Ancient Past

Last week I was organising some photos and happened to find a photo, lost in the wrong album on a trip some time ago. Finding that photo made me think about where I was in years gone by and remembered … Continue reading

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Standing on top of manmade Africa! – The Carlton Centre in Jozi

Standing on top of man-made Africa! – The Carlton Centre When we did our hop on-hop off tour of Johannesburg, our initial idea was not to get off the bus but simply enjoy Joburg sitting down. However, the bus company’s … Continue reading

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When you are a tourist in the city you live in – Jozi’s Hop on-Hop off Bus Tour

In January this year I found out that Joburg was to have its own sightseeing bus otherwise known as hop-on hop-off tour bus. I was interested and only didn’t do when I was bussing around some of my brother’s friends … Continue reading

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Driving along Mpumalanga’s Panorama Route – One of South Africa’s hidden gems

The 16th of June is Youth day in South Africa and because it fell on a Sunday this year, Monday is declared a public holiday as well. With a long weekend in sight, Raquel and I explored the different options … Continue reading

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The time we didn’t explore Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Botswana

When Raquel and I got to South Africa, we had a grand plan of road tripping to various Southern African countries, as I wrote about in this post. However, when we arrived in South Africa, and started calculating the costs … Continue reading

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Lesedi Cultural Village: A prepackaged culture extravaganza!

My brother got married last weekend and for his wedding he had a few friends come in from abroad, which meant that as was brother was getting this organized for the big event, I was given tour guide duties and … 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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Hong Kong: When you are in China, but not really…

After a fantastic five days with Jing and Li in Macau our trip was coming to an end. We still had one full day in Hong Kong before catching our flight to London and thereby ending our amazing honeymoon.

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Macau: Where the Chinese come to throw away money

After an amazing five weeks backpacking in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, we now moved on to the next stage of our honeymoon, which meant a lot to Raquel, as we were headed for Macau, home to one of Raquel’s bridesmaids, … Continue reading

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Laos… The Epilogue

For Raquel and I, Laos was an unknown beast. We had very little I idea of what awaited us before we went, with the exception of the very little we read of the country.

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Theatre… Luang Prabang style

One of the last things we did in Luang Prabang was go to the theatre. Yes. The theatre. It was billed as a traditional Lao play, with stories from its mythology acted out by locals.

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