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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Excellent espresso in Beaufort West

Excellent espresso in Beaufort West

Posted on: 6th August 2015| By: Marielle

(Yes, it’s possible!) You’’d never believe how hard it is to find a decent dose of caffeine in some of the larger towns connecting up the dots on our national highways. Even if they have beautiful colonial architecture of iron pillars and columns and broekie lace (I mean, architectural elegance speaks of grace and refinement, which…
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Sable & roan in Mokala National Park

Sable & roan in Mokala National Park

Posted on: 6th August 2015| By: Marielle

What we aren’’t prepared for in Mokala is the scenery —— wild as Kgalagadi and colours as deeply saturated. Lying just southwest of Kimberley, the park is a synthesis of the Northern Cape’’s bone-dry air and desert soils. Mokala is Setswana for the camel-thorn acacia, and this is the setting, mingled with lovely flat-canopy umbrella-thorns…
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Memel, Free State — an unexpected colour explosion

Memel, Free State — an unexpected colour explosion

Posted on: 6th August 2015| By: Marielle

It’’s villages like Memel . . . a tiny package filled with surprise —. . . that put the spirit into back road travelling. Yes. . . …  You might ask: where on earth is Memel? And how does such a place get its name?! This village is in the northeastern corner of the Free State,…
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A Dreamscape to lose yourself in @ The Crags

A Dreamscape to lose yourself in @ The Crags

Posted on: 5th August 2015| By: Marielle

Quietude …. . . a stillness marked only by the chittering of birds, each whistle and chirp unique in its happy celebration of the day. You’’d have thought we were in a wild place tucked away in a distant corner of the country, but we were in fact a short way off Forest Hall Road…
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