Her Heart was a Secret Garden..

I decided to take a walk. Just before I could take an afternoon nap last Saturday, I stopped myself; I decided to go to the Durban Botanical Gardens. I was an hour late for a meeting that would have been held there and I thought it would be pointless to join the team that late. […]

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Coffee Acoustics..

Oh, and what a beautiful melody this makes. A fantastic way to spend a Saturday morning, feeling all uhm, altogether while reading a book. The Factory Cafe. A little favourite of mine that I don’t venture out to often enough. You find hipsters here working on their Macbooks on a Saturday morning, looking oh so […]

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Sunday Beach Stroll..

It sounds more romantic than it should. And, it is winter yet we had a cloudless, sunny day. Yea, ridiculous, I know.. It was a little too busy just because it was the Half Iron Man competition. I still enjoyed a 4 km walk. A little bit of reading. A little bit of people-watching. A […]

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Chilly Ferry Boat Ride to Buyukada, Prince’s Islands..

The morning I decided to go to the Prince’s Islands, it was a little gloomy and really, a normal person could have postponed it. I was adamant though. I was set on going so I did. I should have dressed more appropriately, you know. Warmer clothes and the likes. I met an American (originally from […]

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End of the Affair..

This is quite over due. As I have been travelling about, it has made me even more observant, become a better judge of character and enjoy the company of those that are genuine. The next couple of months are yet to be exciting. Can this year get any better? Yea, I hope so. It’s about […]

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Istanbul: Belgrad Ormani, Long Bus Rides & Tea

Before I left for Istanbul, I had asked my host for any hiking spots nearby. His response, “Istanbul is hilly so every day will feel like a hike…or, you can go to the Belgrade Forest.” I was sold as soon as he said forest! Who doesn’t want to speak to the ents in the forest! […]

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Istanbul: View from the Galata Tower and Sultanahmet

As you may have gathered, this was my favourite spot. I stopped by around the vibrant galata tower or walked passed it every day! This time, I decided to give up that 25 TL and take a trip to the top of the tower to see the breathtaking panoramic view of the city. It was […]

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Walk-Abouts: Second Hand Markets and Galata Tower

The thing about travelling alone is that you won’t be in any of your photos unless you take silly selfies. I had to just get over the loathing of this silly trend! The first proper day in Osmanbey/Taksim. I decided to take a walk around the neighbourhood. On my way to Taksim Square, I saw […]

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I Could Pass as a Berber..

I have a colleague from Algeria! Wonderful gentleman with a sense of humour that will leave you stunned half of the time. In a good way. He really has a lifetime of knowledge. Anyway, I am African and I really do not know so much about many African countries. He decided to educate us a […]

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Good Samaritan Saturday..

Well, my mother is. I tagged along to help her out. On the 16 May, my mother had her little tea garden stall at a local Flea Market. This was not just any flea market. She was taking part to raise funds for Ningizimu Special School. Ningizimu is a school for children, up to the […]

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