Category Archives: Travel & Exploring

Touristing at home: Cape Town City Walk

It’s always amazing to discover the fascinating nooks and crannies of the city that has been your home for 20 years (or, for that matter, any city). On the corner of Long Street and Wale Street, about two storeys up, … Continue reading

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Getting poetical in McGregor

I’m a Philistine when it comes to poetry. I just don’t get it. Give me prose any day and I’ll gobble it up like a Labrador eating her supper. This analogy is from daily experience with Tinks, whose glee at … Continue reading

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Dust roads and star-gazing: Northern Cape Karoo

If you were to ask me what my absolute best thing in the world is, I’d say “Cake”. Then I’d think again and say: “No, wait. The Karoo, with its vast lovely skies, lungsful of fresh, Karoo-bossie-tinted air, dust roads, miles … Continue reading

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Prince Albert: Quaint, quirky and full of (mostly friendly) ghosts

We all know how fond (understatement deluxe) of the Karoo I am, so when my friend Leigh, visiting from the UK, suggested we meet her and her mother in Prince Albert, the answer was a ready yes. As the date … Continue reading

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McGregor Meanderings

Finally … the second installment of our McGregor adventures, following Monday in McGregor. Dust roads appeal to me. There’s something a little more adventurous about them, with their ruts and roughness and tiny stones lying in wait. In a wheelchair, dust … Continue reading

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Monday in McGregor

There’s something deliciously decadent about heading out of the city on a Monday morning, when everybody else is heading to work/school/stuff. One of the joys of funemployment is that I can. While it sometimes means working over weekends, it’s totally … Continue reading

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A Night in Quirky Barrydale

Barrydale is one of those towns just far enough from Cape Town to have avoided being a ‘commuter town’ overrun with city people rushing in and out, but just close enough for it to be a pleasant drive for a … Continue reading

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