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January is almost over

January is almost over

Today being the 140th anniversary of the Battles of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift provides much food for thought. After David Rattray invited me in 2000 to join him sharing stories on these famous battlefields, the rest as they say is history. These stories...
Road tripping

Road tripping

Last year World RallyX championships were held in Cape Town for the first time. I came to see the likes of Kristoffersen, Loeb and Sjolberg race their 4×4 cars which accelerate from 0-100 in 2,5 seconds. It was a magical weekend, petrol-head heaven. I booked...
This year is almost over

This year is almost over

After our extraordinary trip to the UK, Italy, Paris and the Somme, we hit the ground running back home. A BA captain brought his family on tour, including his son-in-law who has never been to Africa previously. Observing the delight and wonder of this young man...
Reflections on France

Reflections on France

After an outrageously good time in Italy, we flew to Paris. The weather was fantastic, so we walked from the Bastille past Notre Dame and the Louvre, all the way to the Eiffel Tower. Being Sunday Parisians were out in droves, enjoying their open areas, the sidewalk...
Italy thoughts

Italy thoughts

Italy has been a revelation on so many levels. Litter, what litter? The places we have visited have been spotlessly free of litter. Elevation. So many towns and villages are situated on hilltops or high on hillsides. We are unsure whether this has to do with...
Florence, Pisa and Tuscany

Florence, Pisa and Tuscany

Florence has a population of 400 000, yet hosts 7 million tourists annually. I wonder how that makes a local feel, especially pulling a grocery trolley along the cobbled, narrow sidewalks wrestling hordes of foreigners? Nevertheless, we pulled our cases along the same...
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