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Photo of the Week: Home Improvements

This week is going to be a big one for Raquel and I as we will be moving into our new house, but before we do, there is a mad rush to get the little improvements to the house, one … Continue reading

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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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Photo of the Walk: Urban Walking

Last weekend Raquel, I and a friend did an urban walk in the Maboneng Precinct which is in Joburg’s inner city, something which both of us have wanted to do for a while and never really made time for. Fortunately our friend … 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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Photo of the Week: Itchy feet!

The other day, while watching TV, Raquel looked over and told me that she misses travelling. We haven’t travelled since our trip to Cape Town in September last year and that was only a couple of days. Either way, there … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Human Rights Day

Human rights day in South Africa is celebrated today as remembrance for for the Sharpeville Massacre in which 69 black South Africans were killed by police for protesting against the pass laws (read more here). I’ve decided to add a … 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: Just a lot of hot air!

This weekend Raquel and I finally used my Valentines Day gift (I’ll explain later) which was a hot air balloon ride over the Magaliesberg which now completes our trio of long standing bucket list items of aerial travel by aeroplane, helicopter and … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Lego Nation Army

I love Lego but that does not mean that I want my house to be decorated with Lego all over the place. That is until I saw this brilliant sculpture at House on Fire Studio in Swaziland. It’s awesome and I … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Urban Tranquility

This week’s photo comes from Irene Country Lodge in Centurion. It’s an extremely tranquil setting in which the green fields and the man-made lake on the grounds lulls your senses into submission, making it believe that you are far off … 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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Photo of the Week: Jozi’s showers

This is the first time that I have lived through Jozi’s summer months and one thing I was not expecting was the summer showers. Almost everyday, the clouds start gathering mid afternoon and by the time you need to go … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Lego Lover!

Raquel and I spent the past weekend at my parents house back in Limpopo. As I hadn’t seen my brother since before Christmas, he and my sister in law gave Raquel and I our Christmas gifts. The photo shows pretty … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Mandela’s legacy lives!

A couple of months ago, Raquel, myself and some friends went to watch Bafana Bafana (South Africa’s soccer team) versus Spain, which in itself was a good experience and will have a post of its own soon. However, besides the … 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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Photo of the Week: The Dark Side of the Moon

One of my objectives for the new year is taking more photos. I’ve neglected photography for a while now because I’ve simply been too busy to really dedicate much time to it, however that will change as I really want … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Lephalele’s Two Towers

Lephalale is place that in South Africa has become synonymous of mismanagement and disorder. Why? Because of the construction of one of the biggest coal fired power stations in the world. The other day driving away from this site I took this … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Soweto’s Two Towers

In September a former colleague of mine from London came through South Africa on his 6 month sabbatical from work. He had a few things planned out and wanted to visit Soweto. Considering Raquel and I had yet to visit … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: And then we saw the mountain!

Last weekend we returned to Cape Town for slightly longer this time and set about exploring what we did not see last time, including Table mountain which eluded us on our last trip. The mountain was quite visible from the … 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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