Feasts For All Senses

April 19th - Our Simonstown part of the trip came to an end and we checked out of ourΒ Azure RetreatΒ Airbnb house. We had a splendid sky to bid us adieuΒ and it had been a very enjoyable place to stay. Having no complaints besides sheddy towels πŸ€ͺπŸ‘ŒπŸ» We ate the rest of our milk tart for [...]

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The In-laws (welcome) Invasion

Michiel’s parents arrived on a Wednesday afternoon for their first visit out to see Michiel and I and explore the place their son was now calling home! The usual post arrival home tour, gift giving and unpacking occurred and from here on, I will simply give a highlight reel of the happenings during their stay [...]

Mingling Theatre Goers

Friday March 31st - One last early morning... something I could readily say I wouldn't miss 😜 Out we went and though we never seen as much the last two rides as we did during the first two, there was of course still very interesting moments πŸ˜‰ Three rhinos crossed in front of us, a [...]

African Safari Field Notes – Day One

African Safari Field Notes - Day one, time unknown. We joined our fellow expedition members and guide. There are seven of us in total. Weather looks hot, water supply low. Emotions are running high, all feeling mixtures of slight excitement and trepidation. What will this journey hold? Are any of us really prepared...? Wednesday March [...]

We Write To Taste Life Twice

Saturday March 25th - Almost the worst I'd felt yet πŸ™„ Waking with a pounding head, aching body and runny nose. The plan was to get breakfast and then medication. We made it into 'Ile de Pain', the breakfast place Mike had been wanting to go to and a coco nutty smoothie was ordered to share [...]

Knysna – Heart Of The Garden Route

Thursday March 23rd - (Knysna - pronounced with a silent K) Morning began with breakfast at our hotel. A large spread was waiting for us in the breakfast room and our hostess brought over our coffee. The weather wasn't as hot as our previous days and it wasn't a bad thing πŸ˜‹ We checked out [...]