Where The River Flows

“Life is like the river, sometimes it sweeps you gently along and sometimes the rapids come out of nowhere.” – Emma Smith – When we received a phone call in March to inform… Continue reading

Discover Maboneng, City of Light – Johannesburg

“In 2007 I was living in a converted factory on the edge of the city. At that time the Jo’burg inner city was a no-go zone, crime ridden, filthy and all but forgotten.… Continue reading

Street Art & Graffiti in the Maboneng Precinct, Johannesburg

“I laugh at the way some people think graffiti is all selfish tagging and vandalism. Thoughtful street art is like good fiction – it speaks out on behalf of everyone, for us all… Continue reading

Places To Stay: Ondervlei Cottage – Rosendal, South Africa

Name:  Ondervlei Cottage Location:  Located on the fringes of Rosendal, a small town in the Eastern Free State, bordered by the Witteberge, Ondervlei Cottage has no immediate neighbours, which is ideal when one… Continue reading

Realizing A Dream – Step 1: Buying Land

“Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.” – Anaïs Nin – Life in the UAE has an… Continue reading

Walking In The Alpujarras

“We tend to think of landscapes as affecting us most strongly when we are in them or on them, when they offer us the primary sensations of touch and sight. But there are… Continue reading

Dunes, Dust, and Dreams

“Any landscape is a condition of the spirit.” – Henri Frederic Amiel – As far as my eyes can see, dunes ripple towards the horizon in a vast ocean of sand. A full… Continue reading

Where It All Started

 “Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have first-hand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it.… Continue reading

Finding Solitude – The Buddhist Retreat Centre, Ixopo, South Africa

The mist, like a gauzy veil, hung suspended between air and earth, as I made my way towards my bed after Evening Meditation. In it, solid forms dissolved and became liquid energy. Behind… Continue reading

Bayn: The In-Between

“The drive for change on a physical level in the United Arab Emirates has created a parallel shift socially and culturally. As the landscape began to change, so did the mindsets, the native… Continue reading