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Road Tripping: The Seven Essentials

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Waxing Lyrical About The Northern Cape: Part One

The Northern Cape. I expected miles and miles of desert. I even thought it may be a bit bland, somewhat boring. How very wrong I was. While there were indeed, miles of flat, desert-like plains, it was heart-achingly beautiful, with … Continue reading

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In The Forest

I have missed it. The filtered sunlight, the iridescent, aromatic green, the smell of vegetation decomposing, creatures burrowing in the deep, dark, earth, the canopy above enveloping me, a lush, emerald embrace that clears the head, fills the lungs. Bare … Continue reading

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Star Light, Star Bright at Leopard Walk

When people talk of the exquisite quiet of the African bush at night, it’s not an actual silence they’re talking about. It’s a peacefulness, a calmness, a joyous dark solitude, for sure. Uninterrupted by streetlights or the white noise of … Continue reading

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Non-Remembering in Cradock

It’s not surprising that I can’t remember, it’ll be twenty years, in December, since the accident. Twenty years. It’s hard to believe, but there it is. I had been back once since that fateful day, a couple of years back. … Continue reading

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The Emerald Green of Hogsback

There is something delicious about visiting a place you visited as a youth. This makes me sound old. I guess I am old. I’m certainly older than I was when I last visited. Hogsback in the early- to mid-90’s seemed … Continue reading

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Road Tripping: Free State

As¬†I¬†frantically and frenetically prepare for the second installment of the Road Trip, I have been forced to take a break. My laptop stubbornly put its little laptop foot down and refused to start up (eek!), so has been sent off … Continue reading

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