Come travel with me…

I cannot NOT write. I think I was born with a pen (okay, today it’s a stylus) in my hand. So, wherever we go (and we travel a LOT), my diary tags along too. So does my tiny #NoFilter Canon SD 1200. And together we create a world from a unique perspective. My perspective. This blog is the world through my eyes, a bit offbeat, sometimes quirky, always different.

This Blog is for my short-attention-span friends out there … less words, more pictures. But if you like what you see, I also have full-on longer-length articles of our wayward travels elsewhere on this website.
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Algeria … but not in North Africa

Algeria … but not in North Africa

Posted on: 22nd March 2019| By: Marielle

Anyone out there who’d like to test the integrity of your new all-terrain tyres? The interior suspension of your 4×4? Or you’re merely hankering after the head-banging joy of jackhammer corrugations (… and washaways, loose boulders, airborne dropoffs …). I have just the adventure for you. Actually, it’s a jeep track (and it says so…
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Knysna graffiti II

Knysna graffiti II

Posted on: 13th March 2019| By: Marielle

Following on from my recent story about Knysna’s street art, I got really excited when I subsequently passed a graffiti’d wall that seemed to suggest famous street artist Rasty (left) of Johannesburg had visited. It was a simple tag in black letters (at which I was a teeny disappointed because some of his more elaborate…
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Spooks and Sea Dragons

Spooks and Sea Dragons

Posted on: 4th March 2019| By: Marielle

Final instalment of our Overberg food and wine extravaganza … where else but among the truly lovely mountains of Hemel-en-Aarde? It’s a place of rounded green hills with rock knuckles pulsing through; neat graphic lines of vineyards swaying upward along mountain slopes; and even furtive glimpses through to a distant shimmer of ocean. This is…
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A little art, a little wine

A little art, a little wine

Posted on: 1st March 2019| By: Marielle

Having got off my high horse (as per my previous post) and stepped down to street level in Hermanus, I was simply thrilled with what I saw. Hope you get a little thrilled yourself. And then there was our arranged tasting to get our wine-stomping boots into, at Hermanuspietersfontein (well, there’s the Kaalvoet Meisie [barefoot…
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Hermanus has grown up!

Hermanus has grown up!

Posted on: 28th February 2019| By: Marielle

I admit it. I’ve been guilty of not being very nice about Hermanus after its rapid overdevelopment and rampant commercialisation across the years. Memories of ‘varsity days in a once-charming seaside hamlet and all that … Well, as one of our wayward willing friends said this last weekend (of a few of us in general):…
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Overberg Adventure

Overberg Adventure

Posted on: 27th February 2019| By: Marielle

So … it was someone’s birthday, and the only way this particular individual knows how to celebrate is to embark on a wine-tasting-cum-food-exploration expedition. With a few willing friends in tow. It was a Malgas, Stanford, Hemel-en-Aarde, Hermanus style of adventure, with many stops along the way, so it comes to you as a few…
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Knysna also has Street Art!

Knysna also has Street Art!

Posted on: 21st February 2019| By: Marielle

Graffiti today — that is, the more polished creative kind — has been elevated to such an extent, it’s now called “street art”. Cape Town, Jo’burg, Durban, all have a slew of unbelievably talented spray-can artists, among them well-recognised names such as Faith47, Falko, Tapz, Kevin Love … and so, so, so many others. But…
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Inspired by Valentine’s Day

Inspired by Valentine’s Day

Posted on: 14th February 2019| By: Marielle

It being the 14th of February, these photos from travels all over the world show that love transcends borders, language, culture. Peep into the corners of any new country … there you will find love. Happy Red Hearts Day!   Brazilian street artist Eduardo Kobra, born in São Paulo, is famous all around the world…
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Nyathi, buffalo … it’s all the same

Nyathi, buffalo … it’s all the same

Posted on: 9th February 2019| By: Marielle

So, I’ve been lambasted by a friend for recently straying from the travel firmament in my Posts. He even threatened to unsubscribe! Well, then, back to travel tales… I’m going buffalo-rogue. Because that’s the name of Addo’s new(ish) — and very stylish — camp, Nyathi, directly north of Addo Rest Camp in the northern part…
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Shuddering at our past

Shuddering at our past

Posted on: 1st February 2019| By: Marielle

I have just read a book. It affected me so deeply, I’m compelled to talk about it. The book is tense, horrifying, brutal. It leaves you speechless. But, oh, the writing is such poetry, the words have such beauty and finesse, you simply can’t put it down. It is South African poet and author Antjie…
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