You know nothing, absolutely nothing… Until you travel

I once met a man when I was 14. He was drunk on homemade spirits at a clandestine rooftop get together in a country where alcohol is and was illegal. Everyone else was chatting away and he was sitting close to the edge by himself enjoying the night enshrouded city view before us. He was quiet for the longest time and I stood nearby half in fear … Continue reading You know nothing, absolutely nothing… Until you travel

Photography is having no regrets

My obsession with photography started when I got my first camera back when I was 10.  It was film and in those days crazy expensive so I savored each shot I took and very fast became addicted to that unique click that only a film camera can give off. Regardless of wether I was good or not, I realized that finally I had the power … Continue reading Photography is having no regrets

Self Defence and the Cool Habit Gang

There are some things we take for granted, personal safety and protection is definitely one of them.  Doesn’t matter if you are male or female we both do it.  Admit it. But really, as travelers, we need to think beyond our own comfort zone and our own area and be mindful of dangers that we may not face at home. I first published this a … Continue reading Self Defence and the Cool Habit Gang

USA: Lost in Translation… or rather mispronunciation

Have you ever spoken to a South African? Or perhaps someone from a different country and the way they pronounce the words is slightly different to the way you do? It can lead to some interesting misunderstandings… Disclaimer: Unfortunately some of the “misunderstandings” are not totally PG. The Pot Plant – USA A couple of years ago I wanted to buy a pot plant as … Continue reading USA: Lost in Translation… or rather mispronunciation

A South African in America – the Questions & Answers

I have now lived in America going on 8 years and I have to say a few of the questions I’ve been asked have put England to shame… some of them have been outrageous to the point that … well I really couldn’t help having some fun.  I’ve also had a few instances where my english is grossly misinterpreted and caused a bit of embarrassing … Continue reading A South African in America – the Questions & Answers

An African Questioned…

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…

South African Culinary Delights

*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

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An African in England Questioned

A little while ago I wrote An African Questioned… about all the questions I have received with regards to being African and growing up in Africa.  This is part two to that “Interview”, An African in England Questioned. Question: So are you finding England safer now, more relaxed walking down the street? My Answer: Well the one thing is I don’t need to look out … Continue reading An African in England Questioned

South African Tourism Website Q&A

I am in the mood for a laugh so I thought I’d share these Questions and Answers from a Tourism site here in SA that I managed to get off GPSA. The questions were answered by the site owner. I laughed so hard I almost cracked a rib, I am still giggling away – perhaps it is just me that has gone insane *shrug* *Hillbrow … Continue reading South African Tourism Website Q&A