Am catching up on my Jozie experiences (even though we are now safely in Port Elizabeth) and can say that if you ever want to experience a real bustling African city – go to Johannesburg! There is so much happening here and it oozes creativity, energy, and contrasts. Although I have visited this city many times, I have usually just spent my time hanging out … Continue reading Maboneng – Jozie’s New Downtown
Our visit to Nirox – Johannesburg’s best kept secret. Continue reading Music and Sculpture in the Cradle of Humankind
“She’s a rich girl, don’t try to hide it – diamonds on the soles of her shoes.” “Homeless, Homeless – Moonlight sleeping on a midnight lake” Do these lyrics sound familiar? They are songs sung by Ladysmith Black Mambazo with Paul Simon on his album “Graceland,” the album that put this group on the map globally. Last night, we went to a very special concert … Continue reading Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Our adventure begins! A very late overnight flight to London, 5 hours in Heathrow (going to look for Paddington), and then another overnight flight to Jozie! Spent the whole day putting our two suitcases, 2 rollers, horn and backpack on the scale. Those bags where you suck all the air out saved the day! Been a challenge to pack for two seasons and at least … Continue reading Here we go!
Only two more sleeps! I can’t believe it is almost time for us to leave and I still have so much to do. Our bags are out and piles of things are stacked up. Packing for a few months is quite a daunting task, especially when we will be in winter, summer and then autumn. I have explored capsule wardrobes and read posts and articles … Continue reading Our Adventure Awaits
Have you ever reached a point in your life where you knew that you had to shake things up a little? I reached that point a few months ago. After a harrowing year of illness, restlessness, and instability, I decided that now was the time for me to take my sweet five year old and go and explore the world. I set the wheels in … Continue reading Our Daring Adventure