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Georgian Gems

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You can also watch our holiday video of Georgia here: Georgia was the second leg of our international holiday in the first half of 2018.  Ntando and I had just had a wonderful time in Turkey and now we were on our way to Georgia.  I had told the travel agent I wanted a trip […]

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Turkish Delight

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You can also view my YouTube holiday video of our trip to Turkey here:  My wife, Ntando, and I were up at the crack of dawn to catch our early morning flight to Istanbul Atatürk Airport from Doha, and as you will soon discover, our only regret is that the trip ended too soon. I […]

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Tremendous Thailand

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It started with a cough.  Okay not really but it astounds me how every time my wife and I go anywhere we are almost always seated or standing next to someone with a bad cough or sneeze.  In this case the Archbishop of Cape Town, Thabo Makgoba occupied the window seat and was suffering from […]

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A Great British Holiday

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About nine months before the 2012 Olympic Games in London I got word from my boss that I would be the reporter sent to cover the quadrennial spectacle.  Naturally I was overcome with excitement however this soon subsided given that the event was hardly around the corner.  As time edged nearer I began to think […]

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My Olympic Games 2012

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My journey to the 2012 Olympic Games began some 18 months before the London spectacle even started.  In late 2010/early 2011 an email went out requesting media members to issue their interest in covering the Olympics.  Naturally everyone at the office responded positively to this email but who would actually go? During my annual performance […]

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Namib Desert Delight

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I had arrived back in Johannesburg at 23:00 on the Wednesday from my holiday in Zanzibar and was back at the airport at 04:00 on the Thursday to depart for Namibia. This was for work. We were being sent there to cover Giniel De Villiers and his new Toyota Motorsport team testing their vehicles ahead […]

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Zanzibar Zeal

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I was on the late night flight from Johannesburg to Dar es Salaam and filled with excitement as you can imagine. First impressions go a long way and when I was fed a chicken and mushroom savoury pancake on board I knew that everything was going to go swimmingly. Precision Air’s Flight PW 701 landed […]

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My World Cup 2010

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“Big game, big seats.” This will go down as my favourite phrase of the 2010 Fifa World Cup. Those words were uttered by my close friend Martin Myers who I had the privilege of attending two world cup matches with; Argentina versus Nigeria in Johannesburg and the Argentines against Germany in Cape Town. Martin’s quote […]

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Abu Dhabi: Desert Party

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About ten days ago I was reporting on a story at Soccer City when Robin Adams, my sports editor, phoned to ask where my passport was. When I told him it was at home he instructed me to fetch it and bring it to the office; we needed to make a copy as I was […]