cape town, Kirstenbosch

Kirstenbosch lights up the hearts of young and old

unsplash-logoSimon Caminada Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens Cape Town is in full bloom – the dams are glistening with water, beaches are bustling with tourists and nature around the Cape Peninsula is putting on a splendid display of colour and abundance in the wake of the blessing of wonderful rains over the past few months. One… Read More Kirstenbosch lights up the hearts of young and old

Mountains, Switzerland

Mountain climbing – the only way is up

unsplash-logoCharlotte Karlsen Mountains Have you ever dreamed that you were standing on a mountaintop, arms spread open wide, revelling in the incredible sensation that you have just conquered the something larger than life? Have you ever then Facebook stalked people who actually have conquered your dream only to find that they were all fitness fanatics… Read More Mountain climbing – the only way is up

Articles, Japan

The Rugby World Cup says Konnichiwa to Japan

Rugby World Cup 2019 The excitement is building ahead of the opening of the 2019 Rugby World Cup. This time the “World in union” anthem will sound in Tokyo, because for the first time, the tournament will be held outside of the traditional heartland of rugby. The opening match of the 2019 Rugby World Cup… Read More The Rugby World Cup says Konnichiwa to Japan

South Africa, Table Mountain, Western Cape

Cape Town, South Africa – more than just a mountain

Cape Town has a famous landmark said to be one of the official Wonders of the World Yes, Cape Town has a famous landmark said to be one of the official Wonders of the World, and yes, it is the backdrop for many “wish you were here” moments, but there is so much more to… Read More Cape Town, South Africa – more than just a mountain

Namaqualand

Namaqualand

Namaqualand, colours flourish into technicolour magic  Spring is in the air, and in an arid region of South Africa and Namibia extending along the west coast over 1,000 kilometres and encompassing a total area of 440,000 square kilometres, spring is bursting out in glorious colour on the ground. Annually celebrating the end of winter, the… Read More Namaqualand

Canyons

Great Canyons

Trek to the great canyons around the world Life is full of mountains and valleys, but unlike convention would have you believe, not all valleys in life are bad – some of them are quite magnificent. There are hundreds of different canyons around the world, but I have chosen 5 must-see beauties, definitely worth a… Read More Great Canyons

Karoo

The Karoo

Escape to the silent majesty of the Karoo Does the thought of the looming winter season press heavily on your soul? Plan a recharge getaway to the simple life in the Karoo, the semi-desert natural region in South Africa. Fill your heart with cloudless skies, endless desertscapes and silence that is sure to quash any… Read More The Karoo