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Seaview Predator Park

30 Dec

There’s cliché about Americans that they think they can come to Africa to see lions and tigers. Tigers – ha! Silly tourists – this isn’t the jungle, this is the savannah.  Except that seeing (and touching!) tigers is exactly what I did last Tuesday, at the Seaview Predator Park just 25km on the Jeffery’s Bay […]

Switzerland

29 Mar

Flims ski slope1

After all the sightseeing and culture in Istanbul and Munich, the Swiss leg of our holiday was busy in a very different way.  No sooner had we arrived at the amazing Alpine house of a family friend where we were staying near Tomils, than we headed straight back down to the village to rent our […]

Green Point Park

30 Aug

Green Point Park1

  It’s been far too long since my last blog.  I succumbed to the bad Cape Townian habit of hibernating during winter and although we’ve had plenty of beautiful days in between the welcome dam-filling rain, I found myself saying “…when winter is over” far too much.   I’ll start running in the mornings again… as […]

Thailand Part 4 – Diving the Similan Islands

10 Mar

Turtle

Having learnt to scuba dive just over a year ago in preparation for our honeymoon to Mozambique, and braving enough cold water dives in Cape Town to get through the Open Water and Advanced PADI courses, I have decided that tropical water is what diving must have been invented for in the first place. After […]

Thailand Part 2 – Phi Phi Paradise

3 Mar

Maya Beach 2

After our busy Bangkok trip it only took one hair-raising 4am taxi ride, a domestic flight, a bus shuttle, a dodgy bakkie ride, a 2 hour ferry trip and a short longtail boat taxi, and we arrived in Paradise, I mean Long Beach on Koh Phi Phi Don.  Long Beach is around the corner from […]