There is much to be said about the American Thanksgiving holiday, I didn’t grow up with it and the whole huge bird almost the size of an ostrich part still gets me every year. Most American’s have it down … I’m still trying to make sure it is cooked all the way through! I digress. Thanksgiving is one day a year when family and friends … Continue reading Thanksgiving thoughts
The beauty of long layovers and being stuck in an airport you get the time to think and ponder on life, where you have been and how far you’ve come. Watching my fellow travelers pass me by I got to thinking about Comfort Zones… So often we live as we are taught, we follow what we are told about how we look, how to dress, … Continue reading Pushing the boundaries of comfort zones
Have you ever wondered what makes rainbows so magical or why it feels so good to come out of the house on a cold winters day and to feel the sunshine touch your face? Would we truly appreciate that feeling of the sun on our faces if it weren’t so bitterly cold? If we didn’t experience the cold would we still appreciate the sun? I … Continue reading What is sunshine without a storm?
Forgiveness is one of the world’s greatest mysteries, one that seems to always come with a short answer “just accept and move on”. Hah! Yeah right… seriously? Just accept it and move on? You have to be kidding people! After hearing that one liner so many times I stopped asking others how they came to forgive another. I started to realize that each of us … Continue reading Is forgiveness really possible?
A few slight misconceptions I am hoping that TV & Media have abolished… While travelling I was always asked the same questions about Africa, people thought of me as brave and courageous but I digress, the normal questions and my responses… Question: Aren’t you scared of walking around, what if the lions get you? My Answer: Not at all, if a lion were to come … Continue reading An African Questioned…
At birth we are full of wonder, new sights, sounds and smells envelope our senses. We are more open to people, learning and life. Something happens along the way and each year as we grow older we start learning that not all in the world is good, kind or nice. We harden and start blocking our senses in order to protect what we hold dear. … Continue reading Scars on the Soul and acts of Kindness
So many times in life we shy away from things because we have been hurt before, we shy away from the very things that we want most of all. The fear of disappointment can sometimes take over our need or want, hiding it into the oblivion and warping our perceptions. Those perceptions can often get thrown “helter skelter” and as we go on they get … Continue reading Give, Hope, Love, Live
No I am not talking about the operating system, I am talking about an African saying that has been blown out by the Western world. What is the real Ubuntu? Pronounced as uu-Boon-too or uu-Bun-too. Ubuntu, also known as Unhu in other parts of Africa, is an ethical philosophy held by many Africans and now Westerners (First World) that focuses on how we treat one … Continue reading Ubuntu in a Can
*PG Rating – read at your own discretion due to language. It is not my fault it is the language of the nation. You are warned… Before you arrive: All tourists visiting South Africa should come hungry and with an open mind. Please do not take this suggestion lightly as it is well known that have a severe love for food and fermented grape juice. … Continue reading South African Culinary Delights
Don’t know about you but I just love travelling, it’s in my blood, it’s in the air I breathe and within the very life of me. I’m the dreaded backpacker with flags sewn everywhere. I don’t stay in the regular tourist hot spots, I burrow deep into the true heart of the place I find myself in, I feel its rhythm, it’s beat, I dance. … Continue reading Travelling light…