Realizing A Dream – Step 2: Have A Land Dispute

“If you expect life to be easy, challenges will seem difficult. If you accept that challenges may occur, life will be easier.” – Rob Liano –   The Shephard squinted, and waved his… Continue reading

Steampunk Coffee – Heaven in a Cup

“The powers of a man’s mind are directly proportional to the quantity of coffee he drank.” – Sir James MacKintosh – My knuckles turn white, as I tighten my grip on the steering… Continue reading

Places To Stay: Upper House – Clarens, South Africa

Name:  Upper House Locatation:  Clarens, Eastern Free State, South Africa Description:  It is a small guest house, where all the rooms have private entrances with secure parking, and access to the lush garden, where… Continue reading

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