Thoughts of South Africa June 26th 2012 It has been many months since I left South Africa, but my thoughts often drift back...
End of October, after two months in the company of the four cheetah cubs, it was time to say good-bye. I cannot describe the love I felt for these gentle and affectionate animals and I still miss them now. I had started to take the constant presence of cheetahs in my life for granted and it was not until my d ... read more
Africa » South Africa 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
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain
I love airports - to me they are portals to exotic worlds full of mystery and adventure. Ever since I was a child travelling has been my passion. The German word "Reisefieber", travel fever, describes this inner yearning to pack your bags and explore the world very well. It is a feverish anticipation that grabs you and drives you constantly to be on... full info