Category Archives: Africa

Simon says: Dinner’s served in remotest Namibia

It is 7:30 on a Sunday night at the Kapika Lodge on the northern Namibia-Angola border. Half a dozen tables are set for the 19 guests, tastefully decked out with candles, linen tablecloths and formal place settings. Simon Amadhila, 29, enters the room, lighting it up with his iridescent smile and delicious, inventive food. It’s just another night of fine […]

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Return to South Africa

South Africa holidays have many things to do and see, 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 […]

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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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Ice cream cone diplomacy

Kendrick warily approached his quarry, eyes wide with anticipation but with understandable trepidation. He was encroaching upon sacred turf: another child’s ice cream cone. Life’s fears and apprehensions are but ephemeral concepts to a boy of a year and a half – particularly one like Kendrick, who’s been given the gift of constant international travel and has thus learned the […]

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