Living with Lions May 29th 2012 It’s now two months since I left Africa, and I haven’t posted a single blog entry. I really do feel terrible about it. One of the reasons for this is that my last two weeks in South Africa were just so busy that I never had the time to write, and the other reason is that once I left there, I was so sad that not only did it hurt to write about the country I had left behind but it was also diffi ... read more
Africa » South Africa » Gauteng » Johannesburg After the British seized the Cape of Good Hope area in 1806, many of the Dutch settlers (the Boers) trekked north to found their own republics. The discovery of diamonds (1867) and gold (1886) spurred wealth and immigration and intensified the subjug... ... read more
I'm a 20-something, stuck in a rut, small town girl who has been afflicted with something that keeps me awake at night and makes it difficult to focus on the mundane, and which occasionally sees me breaking into a silly smile at inappropriate moments as I imagine myself stepping out of my comfortably routine life and into a world where I can find who I really am through new experiences and memories to last a lifetime. I believe they call it wanderlust.
My travels will begin in January 2012, when I set off for Africa with a Lonely Planet guidebook as my sole companion. I don't claim to be a ... full info