Category Archives: Travel

6 years on – still we laugh- Review in Reverse

The laughter was so contagious last Sunday as I shared a memory, that I needed to repeat my story to a wider audience…. This was June 2011…. We were leaving London for Faliraki, Rhodes, an island in the Aegean Ocean, known … Continue reading

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Most Popular Posts – 2013

What draws visitors to your writings and ramblings?  Is it the name?  Is it the content?  Sometimes it may even surprise you, what others find interesting.   My most visited posts this year so far: https://writingmuscle.wordpress.com/2013/01/17/the-world-in-one-country-south-africa/ Written as part of Alphabe Thursday challenge … Continue reading

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‘Ghosts’ of Africa- Click- South Africa

After reading the quote below, I have the answer now, to what haunts me! It’s like living with a spirit within you- A Ghost. It says “Author Unknown”, but the way it is written looks like a traslation to me, … Continue reading

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Time Travel – A Taste of Home

It was 1965 No fancy car like Michael J Fox and Doc Brown, that magically takes you ‘Back to the Future’. Time Travel.  No hot tubs, trains nor phone booths to see you on your way.  But visit with me, … Continue reading

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“Our Forest Paradise”- Be my Guest- South Africa

Guest  No 1 Born, South African, she spent her youth there; before getting itchy feet to travel the world.   Many countries later, she was washed up on South African shores once more, to marry and honeymoon in Tsitsikamma Forest in the … Continue reading

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Time Travel- From Native to Native- He was South African Now

“I write of South Africa, where my heart sometimes resides, and my mind often drifts back to, across the distance of lands and oceans. An Africa that always beats with a strong heart of different people, languages and cultures, who … Continue reading

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Time Travel- Freedom for Toes! South Africa

There’s a hint of Jasmine in the air.  I’m dreaming of sandals. Dreaming of releasing my toes to wiggle in the warm grasses on the back lawn of an east rand house near Johannesburg, beside a rippling pool. Those days when you … Continue reading

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P.O. Box Mail – To Boot- South Africa

“I write of South Africa, where my heart sometimes resides, and my mind often drifts back to, across the distance of lands and oceans. An Africa that always beats with a strong heart of different people, languages and cultures, who … Continue reading

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“She was No Lady”- South Africa

“I write of South Africa, where my heart sometimes resides, and my mind often drifts back to, across the distance of lands and oceans. An Africa that always beats with a strong heart of different people, languages and cultures, who … Continue reading

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Time Travel – “See beneath your Beautiful” – South Africa

“See beneath your beautiful”- Drakensberg Mountains It was all change for me that day, exciting, positive and different.  It was the start of a new opportunity, mine alone.  She was still sceptical on this one.  Not me, I was calm and confident.  … Continue reading

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