Category Archives: Destinations

Return to South Africa

My South Africa is more than stunning sunsets, craggy coastlines and majestic mountains. It’s a country where I said goodbye to my sister, Katy, my baby nephew, Sven, and my dad, never to see them again. It’s the place where my friend, Garth, was killed beside me in a car accident on the night of his 21st birthday. It’s also […]

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‘Valuable guest’ back in the land of confusion

“Dear valuable guest,” began the tent card welcoming us to our hotel in room in Bangkok, a delightfully inelegant twist to the customary “Dear valued guest” that reflects the quaint honesty, faulty English translations and direct attitudes that prevail in Southeast Asia. We are back in the land of smiles, tuk tuks, cheap, delicious (and, sometimes dicey) street food, and of wholesale, […]

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Eight Things We Learned about Morocco

I was stirred from my backseat catnap when Mohammed stepped on the brake and made a sharp U-turn in the middle of the highway. “Une boite! (a box)” he exclaimed, pulling the vehicle off the road and dashing into a sandy field. “Maybe it is a cake”. Completely perplexed, Skip and I watched in amazement as our Moroccan driver seized […]

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