The Mother City April 21st 2015 Leaving was hard. For the first time in seven years, I had just spent a significant length of time with my parents – a chance to reconnect with them as a fully mature adult – and now I was leaving. Again. This time, for another two-and-a-half years.
It was different this time. This time, I will be travelling alone. This time, I will be travelling through some sketchy countries, dangerous coun ... 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
Most of you will have been directed here by me - if so, thanks for coming. If not, thanks for coming anyway.
I am Derek - a Kiwi who in June 2007, set off on a 4 1/2 month sortie around Europe via the USA, and set up this blog so that friends, family and randoms could keep track of where I had been to, and of the shenanigans I inevitably got up to.
The trip inspired me to keep travelling and directly following it, I spent the next seven years living in London, which was a fantastic base from which to continue my travels and thus the travelling continued unaba... full info