Woodstock, South-Africa, street art walking tour

Woodstock, South-Africa, street art walking tour

You learn so much about a city and its culture through its art. Street art is one of these hugely expressive forms that cover every aspect of city life and things happening at the moment. I have come to realize that street art differs from country to country and couldn’t wait to see what the…

Sea of Galilee

Throwback Thursday: Sea of Galilee in Nazareth

I dont always plan out all my holidays in detail in advance and my Israel trip was one of these. I didn’t have any specific plan of action once I arrived in Nazareth so when two strangers at the hostel mentioned a road trip to the North of Israel all around the Sea of Galilee I couldn’t think of one…

Save Our Rhinos

Save Our Rhinos

Since the start of the poaching epidemic in 2008 South Africa has lost over 4000 rhinos – a figure that, despite so much effort, increases daily. Sadly, few people realize the challenges facing those on the frontlines – thousands of kilometers to patrol with little to no idea of where the poachers plan to hit…

Butterfly World

Weekly Photo Chalenge: Eye Spy

This week, take “eye” as your inspiration for the weekly photo challenge. I got to visit Butterfly world in Paarl, South-Africa yesterday and got some great “eye” shots of some of the beautiful animals there. Butterfly World is a tropical garden filled with exotic butterflies, birds and other animals. .  

The Socialist sculpture park.

Throwback Thursday: The Socialist Sculpture Park in Moscow

I explored the Tretyakov gallery area a couple of times during the first sunny weeks of May 2012. It was lovely just getting out of the small flat  after the long harsh winter, and spending some time outside in the sunshine. As I walked through the numerous side streets of this district I eventually reached the…

Wooden cobble stones

Wordless Wednesday: Wooden cobble stones

Underneath one of the castle’s archways at the Castle of Good Hope in cape own, South Africa the pathway is not cobblestone but actually yellowwood bricks that were tarred together . This was done in an attempt to soften the passing of man and horse in the early hours of the morning so as not…

Castle Of Good Hope

Exploring South Africa’s oldest colonial building

I took my family on the hop on hop off red bus tour of Cape Town and one of the main stops was the Castle Of Good Hope. I actually live just down the street from the Castle, a star or pentagonal  shaped fort built in the 17th century here in Cape Town, South Africa. Its position, although unremarkable…

Kirstenbosch Treetop Canopy Walkway

Kirstenbosch Treetop Canopy Walkway

Have you been to the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in South Africa lately? Well you have to go and experience the new Treetop Canopy Walkway. It is a new curved steel and timber bridge that winds and dips its way through and over the trees of this beautiful botanical gardens. They say that it was Inspired…

District Six Museum

10 Things I learned at the District Six Museum

District Six Museum is in the former inner-city residential area, District Six in Cape Town, South Africa.  The Museum was established in December 1994 to remember the forced removals of the people who lived here during the years of apartheid. Visiting this museum I learnt the following things… This area was named District Six when it became the Sixth Municipal District…

Cape Town Canal Cruise

10 Quick facts about the Cape Town Canal Cruise

The great thing about family visiting is that I get to play tourist in Cape Town, the city I live in now. I usually get to see places that I haven’t had time to visit before. One of these  hidden touristy gems is the Cape Town Canal cruise. This Cruise  definitely allowed me to see…

Dehumanization Zone, Cape Town

Wordless Wednesday: Dehumanization

Dehumanization is the psychological process of demonizing the enemy, making them seem less than human and hence not worthy of humane treatment. This can lead to increased violence, human rights violations, war crimes, and genocide.   Dehumanization is a psychological process whereby opponents view each other as less than human and thus not deserving of moral consideration. Jews…

Groot Constantia

6 Things to do when visiting Groot Constantia

The moment you enter Groot Constantia wine estate you’ll realise you’re in for a unique experience. This is South Africa’s oldest wine producing estate, established by Simon van der Stel in 1685, and it is a certified national monument. Visit one of two tasting rooms to sample and purchase a selection of Groot Constantia’s award…

Before I Die...

Before I Die…

Before I die is an interactive public art project that invites people to share their personal aspirations in a public space. Meant as a singular experiment, the project gained global attention and thanks to passionate people around the world, over 500 Before I Die walls have been created in over 70 countries, including here in Cape Town, South-Africa. After…

Saronsberg wine farm

Wordless Wednesday: Bronze Goat Family

One of the most beautiful wine farms we got to explore while touring the wine region of the Western cape province was Saronsberg, nestled in the Tulbagh Valley. We visited quite early in the morning so although we never got around to taste their wine we got to enjoy a great collection of South African…

Travelling along the coast by train

First South-African train ride!

Living here in Cape Town, South-Africa, we are quite spoiled for things to do and places to see so its sometimes hard to make up ones mind of what you are going to do that day. Not letting a lovely sunny day go to waste, my friend Lara and I decided to take the Metrorail…

From Earth, From Water

From Earth, From Water

My favourite piece of art by South African artist Angus van Zyl Taylor is definitely his piece named “From Water, From Earth”. This piece of art has become the signature of Saronsberg wine farm in Tulbagh. Even if you are not a wine lover, you will find Saronsberg intriguing. It has a huge selection of…

colonial style windows found in Saronsberg Winery

Weekly Photo Challenge: Grid

This weeks Photo Challenge is to make a grid the centerpiece of your photo. These colonial style windows found in Saronsberg Winery is divided into an equal number of panes. They actually force one to focus on the art inside the show room, rather than the stunning landscape outside.