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Writer's Block

SOUTH AFRICA | Saturday, 24 Jul 2010 | Views [271]

Its been a long time since I wrote my journal. Its so easy to procrastinate. One has to be really disciplined, do it on a daily basis. I'm now determined to let the creative juices start flowing again, to write until one drops.

Jordan Valley: Following in the Footsteps of Moses and the Israelites

SOUTH AFRICA | Monday, 27 Apr 2009 | Views [1214]

Heading out of Amman in a nice big bus with a nice smooth ride we head off down the Kings Highway in the footsteps of Moses and the Israelites. Our first port of call is Mt Nebo. This is the place where Moses is believed to have been buried.  The views ... Read more >

Damascus: Jewel in the Desert!

SYRIA | Friday, 17 Apr 2009 | Views [1776]

What an amazing, fabulous and exotic city! We started with the tiny St Pauls chapel, set in the ancient city walls. What a charming little shrine. The National Museum is full of archaeological treasures and gave us a brief insight into approx 4000 ... Read more >

Damascus: The Heartbeat in the Old City!

SYRIA | Thursday, 16 Apr 2009 | Views [1343]

Well, we have arrived in this absolutely glorious old city and staying at the Old Damascus Hotel situated in the atmospheric Old City. Its like being in a time warp.  This place hasn't changed in many centuries. The narrow alleyways twist and wind their ... Read more >

Cairo: Into the Heart of the Pyramids

SYRIA | Saturday, 11 Apr 2009 | Views [1189] | Comments [1]

Arrived Cairo this morning one and a half hours late due to delays at OR Tambo last night. This cut seriously into our Cairo sightseeing. However, we decided to forego breakfast at the Movenpick Pyramids Resort for breakfast boxes, and get stuck into ... Read more >

It's NOT "just a job", it's a FABULOUS LIFE!

SOUTH AFRICA | Saturday, 11 Apr 2009 | Views [431]

.... and, thereby lies the difference! Some people loathe their job with a passion. They go to work 5 (or maybe 6) days a week, 9am - 5pm. Some stay 40 years in the same lousy job! But, its comfortable. It provides a roof over their heads, puts food ... Read more >

The Cotton Club

SOUTH AFRICA | Friday, 10 Apr 2009 | Views [377]

This exists strictly in the realms of my imagination! Its always good to travel with adventurous souls. Not only are they fun to be around but they enrich everybody's travel experience. They leave their Western expectations at home and go with the flow, ... Read more >

Four more sleeps!

SOUTH AFRICA | Friday, 10 Apr 2009 | Views [354]

Despite the fact that I leave home at least four or five times a year, the feeling of excitement and the build up to countdown is still very tangible. Like a child, I literally count off the days till I'm on my way again. Four days prior to leaving ... Read more >

Gallery: Me

SOUTH AFRICA | Wednesday, 8 Apr 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Spontaneous Reservations!

SOUTH AFRICA | Wednesday, 8 Apr 2009 | Views [420]

Sometimes dreams fall into the realm of reality just like that! Its called "synchronicity".  I'm not quite sure how it happened, but within a couple of hours today, I had tied up the Voyager flights and independent hotel accommodation at the ... Read more >

Aleppo: Syria

SOUTH AFRICA | Sunday, 5 Apr 2009 | Views [325]

I have just read that Aleppo, also vies with Damascus, Cusco (Peru), San'aa (Yemen) and Varanasi (India) for the oldest, longest continuously-inhabited city.  All these ancient civilisations (Egyptians, Incas, Mayans, Aztecs, Sumarians etc) across ... Read more >

Hello World!

SOUTH AFRICA | Wednesday, 1 Apr 2009 | Views [463]

I like that “Hello World”! Its a great start and just about sums it all up! Hello World! Here I come! In two weeks exactly I will be on my way to the Middle East. Taking a group of 12 pax plus myself through Cairo to Syria, Lebanon and Jordan.  ... Read more >

Gallery: Road to Damascus

SYRIA | Wednesday, 1 Apr 2009 | Photo Gallery

Syria, Lebanon & Jordan
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