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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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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: 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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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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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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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: 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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Photo of the Week: In South Africa’s Wild West

This weekend Raquel and I went on a road trip to South Africa’s Mpumalanga Province on a route aptly named the Panorama Route, which includes some spectacular landscapes and some interesting towns, one of which is called Pilgrim’s Rest a village … Continue reading

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Dragons in the mist: A Valentines Weekend in the Drakensberg

When we moved back to South Africa, I made a promise to myself that I was going to explore this country and make sure I didn’t miss out on the amazing things it had to offer! Having already done a … 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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