June 19, 2015

Lion Kills Tourist

                                                    “Keep your windows closed” […]
June 12, 2015

Anantara Medjumbe, Mozambique – paradise desert island

Medjumbe comes top of my list right now for a bush and beach holiday combining South Africa safari with its Mozambique neighbour for a desert island dream ending.       […]
June 4, 2015

Italian fix at the Michelangelo in Johannesburg

  Florence was calling me – a wedding in the Tuscan countryside and a beeline to see Michelangelo’s David who is threatening to topple off his plinth because of weak […]
June 3, 2015

Finding Renaissance; DaVinci Hotel, Johannesburg

Forces beyond my understanding have been leading me towards a Renaissance in which Da Vinci keeps making an appearance. Firstly I visited the internationally roving Da Vinci exhibition at the […]
May 5, 2015

New Swaziland Map – hooray!

How to ask directions in Swaziland (or Africa in general): Wrong Question: "Which way is ....?" Right Question: "Is this the way to ...?" The first allows any answer because you haven't been specific enough and there isn't a Yes/No option. Not wanting to disappoint you, you might just get told any direction. The second leads the helpful person to choose Yes or No, which should give a greater chance of success.