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Carnaval de Paris

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It was the summer of 2019; the northern hemisphere summer at least, and I was taking my wife to Paris to fulfill a long dream of hers to visit the City of Light. It was to be a 10-day trip and given our experience of Istanbul the year before, we knew it would be best […]

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Navigating Namibia

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You can watch our holiday video here:  It is almost legendary how folks tend not to explore their own neighbourhoods.  How many people do you know who have been to the most exotic locations, but have never seen the best parts of their own city or country?  This generally extends to neighbouring countries.  In 33 […]

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Outstanding Oman

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You can also watch our Oman holiday video here:  Oman is the kind of destination that will surprise those not well versed with the Middle East.  If you think Oman is just another desert country with not much more than a lot of camels, a lot of oil and a lot of sand, then prepare […]

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Joys Of Jordan

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You can also view our Jordan holiday video here: It was the middle of November and time for a joyful trip to jolly old Jordan.  It was a whistle stop tour and the only negative was that we did not have enough time to see it all.  As usual I made a point of reading […]

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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 […]