A Township Setting - Life in South Africa May 14th 2008 Hey Everyone,
Time for the first entry in this journal of mine. It has been one week - almost to the very hour - that I left Calgary for what I had thought would be sunnier shores. Upon arrival (some 30 hours later), however, I was not greeted by sunshine but by cloud, rain and a fierce headache.
I will admit that my first impressions of Cape Town were not overly favorable. Within minutes of ... read more
Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Cape Town 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
Well the time has come for another grande adventure to a far off land. Where is the red hair going to be flaunted this time? Asia. Yet another continent I've wanted to explore for oh so long, and now Aimee and I have that chance.
We will be starting this escapade of ours in Seoul, South Korea, moving onto mainland China and Tibet, to Thailand, Vietnam, Laos and Malaysia before arriving in Singapore 3 months later.
They'll be lots of stories to tell, and I hope to be able to update this travel blog regularly to let you know what we're up to. There may be times though wher... full info