Part 6 – Shark Diving Day

The next day we had a really early start.  I’m talking the crack of doom kind of early. But for a good cause… off to the White Shark Africa experience. Yes Great White Shark diving, you heard it right the first time… For years I would tell anyone and everyone that would listen that I most adamantly and categorically will never climb into any kind … Continue reading Part 6 – Shark Diving Day

Part 3 – Addo Elephant National Park

After a solid 48 hours journey we could officially say we were in South Africa! After a filling healthy breakfast (bacon and eggs is always healthy come on!) we headed out to Addo Elephant National Park.  I am an animal lover, specially wildlife in all shapes and sizes, and we decided to do a Safari right off the bat to get our “feet wet” in … Continue reading Part 3 – Addo Elephant National Park

Part 2 – The South African Trip begins!

May 31st arrived and we were all packed and ready to, no hitches, no tantrums, I am forever grateful! But you know all good plans go to pot when you’re not as young as you once were… but think you are! Original Plan: Spend the 11 hour layover in London seeing some sites ands getting reacquainted with the city. What actually happened during the 11 … Continue reading Part 2 – The South African Trip begins!

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…

Self Defence and the cool habit gang

I am linking to these two posts again, if you have not read them yet then I  suggest that you do, politely of course.  Hayden’s Women Need Protecting and Joy’s post Safety tips for children.  Those posts really have me thinking and before they think I am “link stalking” let me explain. There are some things we take for granted, personal safety and protection is … Continue reading Self Defence and the cool habit gang

Ubuntu in a Can

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

A mixed world of polar bear differences

It shocked me today to hear out of an eight year olds mouth that he didn’t believe in charity.  At first I thought he was joking and made the comment that it couldn’t be true only to hear him confirm that he doesn’t believe in charity.  He went on to say that he has never seen it, the only charity he has ever seen is … Continue reading A mixed world of polar bear differences

Wind Photos… and you thought I was kidding?

An angler seems unperturbed by the huge waves breaking over the harbour wall at Cape Town’s Kalk Bay. (Yunus Mohamed, Die Burger) Gale-force winds in the Cape Town CBD were a little too strong for this policeman who ended up on his behind as he tried to cross the street. (Die Burger) A dog sniffs the base of a tree blown over in DeWaal park, … Continue reading Wind Photos… and you thought I was kidding?

How to survive a shark attack

1: Don’t swim in the ocean. Ninety-nine percent of all shark attacks take place in exceptionally large bodies of water also known as oceans. The way to determine if you are currently in an ocean is to taste the water, which should be salty. 2: Listen out for the music. In the event that you are foolish enough to swim in an ocean, listen carefully … Continue reading How to survive a shark attack