On things i love

Once i put my mind to it, there’s really no way around it. I must make it happen. Luckily, this is one of the things i love doing – and is actually one of the reasons I am in the job i have today. Making a travel dream come true – and affordable – come…

The Gods of East Africa were on my side

The Gods were definitely on my side today, granting me these empty streets. The thought came to me quite late in the flight, when I suddenly realised that the airport in Addis Ababa is only about 20 minutes from town. So, with 4 hours to kill before my onward flight, and the fact you can…

On feeling homesick in a familiar place

Thursday, 22 March 2012   I’ve been feeling really homesick today.   It started as a mild case this morning, but became ever stronger throughout the day. I gave it some thought, wondering why I was feeling like this now.   And I realised that it’s a number of things put together:   Being in…

on packing for Timbuktu

i consider myself very fortunate to be able to do a fair amount of travelling each year. from a weekend away at the coast or a 5 day hike in a canyon to an educational for work in northern Mozambique – i have a few opportunities a year. over time i have noticed that each…

my kinda heaven

i was reminded again this week about what got me into the travel field in the first place, actually cemented my decision to do this full time. i’m busy planning 3 trips for myself, all to take place within the next 4 months – and i’m loving it! i get a real kick out of…

should i smile or should i cry now?

i sit in a quandary. apart from how much i love that word, i sit not knowing whether to smile or cry. my holiday may come to an abrupt temporary-stop tomorrow morning. i have just discovered, that toronto is expecting a major snow storm tomorrow, which happens to coincide with my arrival date into that…

the time has come…

… the bags are packed, the alarm clock set, the lift arranged. the dishes washed, the curtains closed, the bags weighed, the car locked, the stove switched off. holiday!!!!! ok, so i have to put in several hours at the office tomorrow, handing over files, that i don’t yet fully understand (in my new position)…

only 98 days left!

till my plane takes off, and heads towards canada… i’m still looking foward to it 🙂 it’s been an indifferent day – apart from an r800 bill from the dentist (after a 20% “pay-now” discount). my sensitive tooth didn’t play up today (doesn’t that always happen!) but he did find a hole to fill in…