Berlin Berlin

  Berlin is a crazy mix of old and modern, east and west, and grungy and sophisticated. The city holds so many recognizable landmarks and has such a fascinating history. It also has a gazillion concert halls, is the home of the Berlin Philharmonic, and has a vibrant creative atmosphere. It is very multicultural and busy, but also has a more relaxed side to it … Continue reading Berlin Berlin

Florence on the Elbe

Last weekend, Genevieve and I decided to go on a mission to find some castles (and possibly princesses). Having wracked my brain about local castles (Colditz did not seem like a suitable option for this adventure), I could think of no better place to go than the Altstadt of Dresden where one can see multiple castles and more than any city’s share of phenomenally beautiful … Continue reading Florence on the Elbe

The Big Tree and a Suspension Bridge

There is a really big tree in the Tsitsikamma forest about two hours from Port Elizabeth. I remember stopping there on the way back from one of our caravanning holidays with my family. All six of us held hands and we could only just make it around the tree. For years I have wanted to go back and see if this tree is really as … Continue reading The Big Tree and a Suspension Bridge

From a Buddhist Temple to the Wilds

Leigh has been my bestie since we were four years old and, although we have lived with an ocean between us for longer than we haven’t, our bond is still as strong. A number of years ago, Leigh became a Buddhist and over the years I have heard her talk with great love about her temple. This trip we were able to visit the temple … Continue reading From a Buddhist Temple to the Wilds