2013 Road Trip

WWOOF SA – Part 1 in Plettenberg Bay

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Stumbling upon WWOOF [World Wide Opportunities On Organic Farms] was a stroke of good fortune. It has been a long-time dream to travel to Ireland, and I was looking at ways to work my way around, as obviously I am not in a position to just go on an expensive holiday abroad. WWOOF is an international organization and has an office in most countries. How it works is that you sign up as a member in w...
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Eat Naan and Curry On at Punjab Express

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We're not typically curry diners, I have never learned to make curry at home, and when we do eat out we typically frequent restaurants that serve pizzas, pastas, fish, steak or burgers. A few weeks ago on a chilly evening I craved a good curry and rice like I remembered having in Durban. We ordered takeout curry from a restaurant I won't name, I having a vegetarian option and my fiancé a lamb curr...
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Feel Good Fridays at Erinvale Hotel’s Skelligs Pub

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What a treat it was to spend the night at Erinvale Hotel to enjoy the start of their new #FeelGoodFridays themed evenings. The hotel grounds are tranquil and immaculately kept, with some wonderful opportunities to relax and explore. Our family suite was spacious and elegantly turned out with everything needed for a comfortable stay. Our Travelling Media crew were in attendance for the first...
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Once a Year, Go Someplace You’ve Never Been

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There is something to be said for going places you’ve never been. There is the anticipation of wondering what you will find, the curiosity in learning more about the differences between where you come from and where you’re going, and the joy in finding commonalities and that in some ways everything is connected. Exploring new places and experiencing different ways of life doesn’t need to involv...
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Share-a-Pony

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Visiting Share-a-Pony elicits a range of happy feelings and memories. I began my riding days when I was 11 years old, eager to ride... and terrified of horses. I had been begging my parents for years to let me start riding, and the excitement when they finally said yes was overwhelming. The first pony I rode was a little skewbald Shetland pony named Blossom. I think just about everyone who has eve...
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East London | Aquarium

The East London Aquarium is a pleasant visit for little children, and the low tanks make it easy for children in prams and wheelchairs to view the sea life without needing mom or dad to pick them up. Wheelchair accessible from a separate gated entrance, entrance and aquarium are easy to navigate. With a range of fish species, beautiful seahorses, lobster, turtles and starfish, opportunity abounds...
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Howick | Umgeni Valley Reserve

Yesterday I told Damian that we would see the animals at Umgeni today so this is what we did. As any mom should realise, I should have made enquiries before promising. We arrived at reception to be asked what car I drive. "A Renault Scenic," I said. "Is it very low?" the receptionist asked. "Yes it is. Very." I answered - a little cautiously now. She then informed me that the route is a 4x4 road o...
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Day 23 | Lazy Sundays

A typical lazy Sunday beginning with a lie in and late breakfast eased into a slow drive towards Nottingham Road in search of somewhere interesting. Full moon restlessness, or whatever else, the feeling that it is time to put things in place for this next stage of our life is becoming increasingly urgent and I found myself imagining all my dreams coming true, and the steps that I need to take risi...
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Midmar | Midmar Dam

It has been on our Midlands to-do-list to cycle at Midmar, so I decided today was the day. R20 entrance fee per person, and soon we were exploring, first by car. I couldn't believe it had taken me so long to discover this jewel of a place to cycle, picnic and just unwind! With long, scenic stretches of tarred roads, it is ideal for road cycling with Damian's buggy - the large expanse of water that...
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