Category Archives: South Africa

Through the eyes of a child

Sri LankaAs I pack my bags for my trip to Cape Town, I can hardly contain my excitement.  Knowing that the closer I am to finishing packing, the closer I am to my first trip to a place I’ve been longing to go for at least the past five years.  It is a nervous, thrilling, new feeling that comes whenever you visit a place you’ve yet to experience.  No guide book can prepare you enough, and good thing too, or else what’s the fun in travel?!

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Time out

Differing from my other blog posts, this one is less about my travels of the past, and more about my thoughts while living abroad in South Africa.  My current time in Johannesburg has been spent in stark contract to the life I was leading in London. While travel is sometimes about the change in scenery and experience, it is also about Continue reading

My top 5 favorite quotes from On the Road

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Inspired by a recent viewing of “On the Road,” the film adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s cult classic, I decided to put together some of my favorite quotes from the book/film. These quotes mainly result in my final conclusion about life: That everyone should try to find madness in their lives..a little spontaneity and a lot of madness.

1. “What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? – it’s the too-huge world vaulting us, and it’s good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.”

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Cup a Jo’burg

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There is always a moment when your love for travel is tested.  When you say, I’m up for anything and everything and then you’re thrown a hardball.  Such was the case when my work, knowing of my anxious desire to move to another office, asked if I’d be willing to transfer to Johannesburg, South Africa for a six month stay to work on an upcoming exhibition.  My travel side jumped for joy and was amazed at the opportunity, while the realistic side of me started churning out the questions.  As one of the most dangerous cities in the world Continue reading