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Bridge on the River Kwai

One of the most famous Bridges that I have visited was definitely the Bridge on the River Kwai.  During World War 2, the Japanese used Allied prisoners of war to build a railway from Thailand to Burma so they could supply their army without the dangers of sending supplies by sea.  Many prisoners died under…

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Making my Dream a Reality

 Sometimes it is difficult to make your dream a reality, and sometimes the reality is not exactly what you dreamed it would be. If you are lucky the reality is even better than what you dreamed. Since I can remember my biggest dream has always been to travel and to see the whole world. I couldn’t…

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Photo Diary of Lisbon

Today I am going for a short stroll down memory lane as I post photos of my short visit to Lisbon. It was more than a decade ago that I got to walk the streets of this city which is set over sprawling hills and close to beautiful sandy beaches. I remember walking down the…

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The colourful Cape Minstrels Street Parade

The Cape Minstrels take over the streets of the Mother City each year for the annual and historic Second New Year Street Parade, a colourful procession also known as Second New Year. Spirited cultural music and dance celebration explodes onto the Mother City’s streets in a flurry of colour, song, drumbeats and movement every year. The…

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Cape Town’s Castle of Good Hope

The Castle of Good Hope is the oldest surviving building in South Africa and has been the centre of civilian, political and military life in the Cape since 1666. Lying beneath the imposing silhouette of the iconic Table Mountain, the Castle of Good Hope is a priceless piece of Cape History. To really get an…

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5 Reasons Why Nature is good for you

Recent studies show how important feeling part of nature is to our physical and mental health. I have personally found this to be quite true and think that a connection with nature makes us healthier and happier people. I always feel better or rejuvenated after spending some time out in nature. Here are my top 5…

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Pros and Cons of Travelling Solo

Traveling alone can be very daunting for most people and I do agree that it is not the easiest thing to do. I have been traveling solo most of the time and have learnt a couple of things through my travels. You always end up meeting lots of people while traveling alone, and I have…

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Lazy Sunday walk in Cape Town

Whenever I go for a walk through the streets of cape Town on a Sunday morning I hardly see any people. The city feels deserted and alien compared to the busy, bustling city it becomes during the week. The city of Cape Town seems to be ‘closed’ on a Sunday morning.

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Welcome to Woodstock

Woodstock is definitely fast becoming known as Cape Town’s street art hotspot. The neighbourhood is adorned with pieces by both local and international artists, ranging in subject from social commentary to animal rights activism. Some have been around for years, while new ones are being added all the time.

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Tour Guide: Street art

I am an avid art lover and in the past couple of years have come to learn about and appreciate street art. This is a small taste of the beautiful street art that the City of Cape town in South-Africa has to offer. While you can absolutely take yourself on a street art walking tour…

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Wordless Wednesday: Young Rhino

At birth, baby rhinos, which are called calves, are still quite big, at40 to 64 kg. And only 10 minutes after it appears it can already stand upright, a couple of hours later it begins to suck. The rhino calf is born without a horn. Its only protection comes from its mother, who seems to delight…

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Surrounded by a Pack of Lions

Lions are known as the king of the jungle. Something that doesn’t really make sense as there are no lions in a jungle. The thing that really scares me is that lions can reach speeds of up to 81 kph in short bursts. This was not a very soothing thought as we were surrounded by a…

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Rolling Dung-beetle

The African bush has so much to offer, from huge elephants to tiny dung-beetles. I love that everything in nature works in harmony. Out in the bush there is an ecosystem where everything is inter-dependent on everything else. Consequently there is no wasted time, energy or even dung as everything is connected. One of the…

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Herd up close

We got really up close to a huge herd of Elephants. The herd approached us from the front and then walked past us. I am sure that if I really wanted to touch one of them I could have just reached out. It was amazing being surrounded by these beautiful majestic creatures and an experience…

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Bachelor Elephant

Males will leave the herd as they become adolescent, around the age of 12, and live in temporary “bachelor herds” until they are mature enough to live alone. Male elephants are normally solitary and move from herd to herd.

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Lions Courting and Mating

Lion are plentiful in the bigger National Parks but will often tend to stay in the remote parts for long periods at a time. They are the only cats moving in family groups and normally occupy a well defined territory. We were very lucky at Shindzela and come across the same pride of lions a…

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An Elephant Face-Off

Elephants are the largest land animals on Earth and quite a sight to see close up. While on our safari at Shindzela, in the Timbavati Game reserve we got very close to these majestic creatures. Not only did we have a young bull elephant challenge us we also got to observe two elephants fighting. As…

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A Crash of Rhinos

Rhinos are quite skittish and don’t normally stand still when humans are around. Did you know a herd of Rhinos is called a crash? At Shindzella on our Safari we got super close to a whole crash of Rhinos and they didn’t immediately run away. We stood there watching the crash for quite a while.…

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Lion cubs in the Timbavati

On our Safari at Shindzela in the Timbavati game Reserve we had the privilege to see lions on a couple of occasions. On one of our afternoon drives we came across some lion cubs cooling down in the shade. We sat watching the cubs for a while and even got to see the one little…

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Well endowed Elephant Bull

They leave the family when they are about 14 years old, shortly after reaching sexual maturity, and then they have a long time before they can compete for mating with females. They go off and spend time with other young males until they grow up some more. A 14-year-old male will be less than half…

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