This week on the blog, I thought we should have a chat about feminism over a wine (or in our case, a LOT of wine). By that I mean, I’d like to share with you some of the remarkable wineries we’ve visited in S.A whilst explaining a little about the feminist issues facing S.A, that I picked up on. Rest assured boys, the patriarchy is alive and thriving within the Afrikaans community down in S.A.
A chance not to be missed! A couple of friends were working in Lesotho and suggested we visit and travel to a few national/game parks with them. They arranged the itinerary, park reservations, transport, etc. Lucky us! We flew to the capital of Lesotho, Maseru, where our friends lived with their three sons. After a […]
Haiku 149 An odd looking beast Like a rabbit, but not quite Tiny little toes . I do like Dassies, also known as Rock Rabbits, or Hyrax. You’ll find them on the top of Table Mountain and in various other places around South Africa. Their natural habitat is at high altitude in rocky terrain, where […]
Inspired by an article in Wanderlust magazine about Kwazulu Natal, a less visited part of South Africa than the famous Kruger, we decided that it was about time we returned to Africa, a continent we hadn’t visited since our time in Sierra Leone 12 years ago.
By checkpointcharley on 16. September 2019 • ( 0 ) The President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, has apologised to Nigeria over the xenophobic attacks in his country. The apology was delivered to President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Monday by Ramaphosa’s special envoy, Mr Jeff Radebe. A meeting between Buhari and Radebe has just […]
1. For the unique Cape Flora – the Cape Floral Region is the smallest of the six different floral kingdoms in the world, located only on the southwestern tip of South Africa. Kirstenbosch showcases thousands of the plant species only found in this region. We visited in September, which is springtime in South Africa, and the spring flowers […]
Wow, it’s been a while since I posted a new blog here! Not to worry though, because here is a post on my vacation back in March to South Africa. As you can imagine, I took loads of pictures and trying to sort and edit them was quite a task. Usually when I am on […] […]
During the inauguration of President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela the country’s first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election, he said “We dedicate this day to all the heroes and heroines in this country and the rest of the world who sacrificed in many ways and surrendered their […]
“The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.” ~Marcus Tullius Cicero~ It’s about that time of year for DIA DE LOS MUERTOS (Day of the Dead)! Last October/November, I had the opportunity to travel to central Mexico with an amazing friend I met rafting on the Grand Canyon. There were […]
The historical library in Puebla called Biblioteca José María Lafragua contains many antique books dating as far back as 1370. Books to the left of me,books to the right.A door leading into a room with even more books. Most people go here to study the ancient tomes.More of the Ryan Photography Challenge: Books.