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Where's Jonny? Care to dine with me? You would think that 11 years of daily food tasting for a living might put me off?......au contraire! Chomp away with me across 6 continents. Seduced like a bloodhound to the scent of good food, I anticipate the misty waft of steaming broths, the satisfying crunch of mudbugs and the vibrant aroma of freshly pulverised lemongrass. Buon appetito

Trip: Cape Town Capers

There are [10] stories from my trip: Cape Town Capers


Call me Keith Moon

SOUTH AFRICA | Tuesday, 20 Feb 2007 | Views [699] | Comments [1]

"A great stress reliever" announced the flier.  "Mmmm Afrikan Djembe drumming session it is," I thought already feeling the rhythm deep in my soul. That evening I sat with others in an arc round two Congolese(?) gents who were as ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


The Huey

SOUTH AFRICA | Tuesday, 20 Feb 2007 | Views [817]

Sitting cross legged on my ultra thin towel like a native Indian I listen across the crescent shaped bay hoping its the one.  The one unlike all the others. As the breeze skims the perfect aquamarine curls, I pick up the sound. Amplified by the huge twelve ... Read more >

Tags: Philosophy of travel


An unlikely partnership?

SOUTH AFRICA | Monday, 19 Feb 2007 | Views [777] | Comments [1]

About my new companion..... My new friend is considerate and never enters the hostel dorm when I am sleeping, turning on the lights or making noises unnecessarily. My friend doesn't snore loudly or mutter nonesense in his sleep. My friend is a modern ... Read more >

Tags: Philosophy of travel


Catch of the day

SOUTH AFRICA | Friday, 16 Feb 2007 | Views [1759]

Capetonian food appears to be either simple and fresh like the amazing fish or overly complicated and trying too hard. Try "linefish," which is basically the catch of the day, presumably caught eco-friendly by line and hook.  Typically you ... Read more >

Tags: Food & eating


Gallery: Cape Town

SOUTH AFRICA | Friday, 16 Feb 2007 | Photo Gallery

The Big 5
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"The Big 5"

SOUTH AFRICA | Friday, 16 Feb 2007 | Views [732]

"This is the Elland deer," piped the knowledgeable Kharki-clad tour guide across the jeep. "Yes, but what does it taste like?" I enquired in all sincerity. Glances across from the multinational passengers could only be described as ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors


Gallery: Northumberland

UNITED KINGDOM | Wednesday, 17 Jan 2007 | Photo Gallery

Tyne Valley
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A tale of two cities

UNITED KINGDOM | Wednesday, 17 Jan 2007 | Views [826] | Comments [1]

Funny how you fail to realise what's up your snout. I lived here for 20odd years before moving to the Big Smoke. Its full of posh university "ya's" (audible from some distance) but also many characterful townsfolk with a tale to tell (and ... Read more >

Tags: Party time


Gallery: Durham City

UNITED KINGDOM | Wednesday, 17 Jan 2007 | Photo Gallery

My home Town
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In the footsteps of Romans

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 16 Jan 2007 | Views [781]

Only the second time I have been to the Great Wall.  I mean of course Hadrians wall in Northumberland.  Its a world heritage site and set amidst ruggedly beautiful hills and valleys. Although my trip officially begins in Cape Town, why not capture amazing ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors