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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 often enjoyed a big collection of fun temporary friends throughout … Continue reading Pros and Cons of Travelling Solo

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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 in caring for her new addition.  At around 3 years … Continue reading Wordless Wednesday: Young Rhino

Waverley Hills estate

The Gardens of Waverley Hills estate

A while ago, while my parents and I were touring the wine district of the Western cape, we had lunch at the Waverley hills estate situated between Tulbagh and Ceres, close to Wolseley, South-Africa. This estate entered the organic wine market in 2002 and now has hectares of vineyards and olives they grow organically. We had lunch in the beautiful restaurant with its views over … Continue reading The Gardens of Waverley Hills estate

Wordless Wednesday: Pearl divers in Dubai Mall

There was a time when pearling was one of Emirates major source of income. Now – a piece of architecture in modern Emirates is devoted to this romantic and dangerous profession. This indoor waterfall is 30 meters in diameter and 24 meters hight with water streaming through all four levels of the building. Continue reading Wordless Wednesday: Pearl divers in Dubai Mall

Bin Hamoodah Mosque in Al Ain, UAE

Wordless Wednesday: Bin Hamoodah Mosque in Al Ain, UAE

The Bin Hamoodah Mosque in Al Ain is one of the key Islamic icons in the city and was just around the corner from where I lived. Early in the mornings the mosque was still deserted and the perfect place to walk around for some beauty, peace and quiet. The Bin Hamooda Mosque has beautiful Moroccan architecture and serves as a place where Muslims can come together … Continue reading Wordless Wednesday: Bin Hamoodah Mosque in Al Ain, UAE

Ships of the desert line up

Wordless Wednesday: Ships of the desert

Camels have this nickname because they glide across the deserts in Asia and Africa. They carry people and cargo, just like ships at sea. The desert is very hot and dry, with little food or water. Camels are able to do well in the desert because of the way their bodies are made. Published as part of Wordless Wednesday Continue reading Wordless Wednesday: Ships of the desert

Jeffreys Bay Beach

Wordless Wednesday: Jeffreys Bay Beach

When anxious, uneasy and bad thoughts come, I go to the sea, and the sea drowns them out with its great wide sounds, cleanses me with its noise, and imposes a rhythm upon everything in me that is bewildered and confused. Rainer Maria Rilke Jeffreys Bay (Afrikaans: Jeffreysbaai, also known as J-bay) is a town located in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. Published … Continue reading Wordless Wednesday: Jeffreys Bay Beach