Tag Archives: Africa

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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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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That Awkward Moment Your Mom Organizes Your Wedding Anniversary Surprises…

I don’t think I’m extremely romantic, but I do like to treat Raquel to some surprises every now and then, however an anniversary is a completely different kettle of fish. I really I wanted to do something special and memorable … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Cape Town… She’s like a rainbow!

Last weekend Raquel went to Cape Town to celebrate our one year wedding anniversary. It was a  short two day trip but it was well worth it, especially since I have wanted to visit Cape Town for over 10 years … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Under the African Skies

Last weekend we were invited for a braai (Barbeque for those non South African readers) at a colleague’s house in Kyalami. The view from the house n this less urban bit of Kyalami was simply fantastic, especially the sunset. I … 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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Photo of the Week: I was shot in Joburg…

No I wasn’t shot in Jozi. Or maybe I was. Only in the good way though. Raquel and I have been living here for just over three weeks now and we are slowly growing accustomed to the city and even though we … 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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Photo of the Week: Tired of finding titles for these!

Today simply wanted to share a photo I took from the top floor of our guesthouse (well it’s actually a six story building). I’ve been trying to get some decent photos from up there as the view is great by … Continue reading

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Here comes the rain again!

We are in the middle of the rainy season here in Guinea and this means two or three months of endless rain. That is what people told me when I arrived but I believed that this might be a slight … Continue reading

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When Guinea gave the finger to Charles de Gaulle and France!

I’m currently rereading a book I read in 2009 called The State of Africa: A History of the Continent Since Independence. For those who have an interest in Africa this is a great book as it provides with a good … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Heaven’s candy floss

The rainy season in full swing and our days are filled with rain and clouds which is slightly, well, inconvenient as the constant rain makes me slightly sleepy, especially the sound of it hitting the zinc roofs. The plus side when … Continue reading

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C’est la vie à Conakry!

Yesterday while scouring Conakry in search for a working ATM, we weaved between the streets the downtown area which gave me a great opportunity for some hidden iPhotography! Enjoy!

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Photo of the Week: Can’t get you off of my head!

The long drives home due to traffic have one benefit to them: It gives you a great opportunity to observe Conakry life without pretext or veneers of putting on a show for the foreigners. So if I am not reading, … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Riders on the storm…

It’s the rainy season here in Guinea and the other day I saw something quite cool and freighting at the same time. I was sitting at my desk when I could see dark clouds forming in the distance through the … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Oh African sunset! How you spoil us so!

I know, I know! You’re sick about posts about the African sunset! But I can’t help it, they are just too beautiful not to photograph or share. Last Friday I caught this stunning sunset (which is now also the blog … Continue reading

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Conakry in an Insta(gram)!

One of the reasons I love my iPhone is the quality of the photos it takes and a nifty little app which Mark Zuckerberg thought worth buying: Instagram. I’ve been using Instagram for while now; Initially on my iPod Touch … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Highway to hell?

One of the big problems in Conakry, among others, is the traffic. The journey to and from work which should take fifteen minutes, sometimes can take up to almost an hour, which can be tiring especially when you are tired … Continue reading

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Please don’t stop the Music! West Africa and its Musical Legacy!

West Africa for me is synonymous with great music, even though my West African music education is limited, names like Ali Farka Toure, Amadou et Mariam, Salif Keita and Tinariwen come to mind (though these are all Malian). The possible … Continue reading

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C’est Pas Facile Pour Moi: One month in Conakry

Reaching a month into a new expat experience is always a milestone worth writing about regardless of whether it is positive or negative. I like writing about these milestones as they provide me with sort of a ‘happiness timeline’ of … Continue reading

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