• A Bump In The Road – Stuck In Namibia

    We sat in absolute silence, our heads bowed down with embarrassment at all the Toyota cars heading past us in the opposite direction, the direction that we were meant to be headed. The only noise that could be heard from our vehicle was the loud crunching of gravel underneath the car’s tyres and occasionally a loud thud against the windscreen as stones got spat up onto our windscreen out from the car in front of us. Tow ropes were attached firmly to the back of their car and the front of ours, two heads just visible above their front seats, laughing and dancing to the music coming from their radio.…

  • Goals & All That Jazz

    “It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” – Ernest Hemingway I recently sent out a tweet asking my audience for some blog posts ideas and I wanted to hear from them what they wanted to hear from me. Upon scrolling through the rather interesting replies, there were several tweets that asked me to write a post on ‘my goals & hopes for the future’, which got me thinking…what are they? I mean, most of us have short & long-term goals that originated directly out of the ‘Goal Handbook’, with some of the most popular including ‘to be…

  • Beyond The Beaten Track

    ‘I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.’ –Susan Sontag Rule #1: One can never embark on too many road trips. Which is exactly why I’m writing this road trip post directly after my last road trip post (this also might be somewhat related to the fact that I have had no time to write one in between). This road trip, like every one of them, has a unique and different story to tell, so get your cup of coffee, a comfy couch and come and immerse yourself in my latest adventure. It all started on November 29th where my soon to be new little family consisting of myself,…

  • The Same But Different

    “A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.” – Moslih Eddin Saadi No matter how many times you travel the same road within your lifetime, although it appears to be that same dull road with the same dull scenery, it is always different. The people that occupy the sidewalks are different to yesterday’s sidewalk dwellers, the afternoon sun that streams through the trees and cause momentary blindness is different to the way that the sun hit the trees the afternoon before, the mood that you are in today is different from yesterday & although you could probably drive that road in your sleep, which is not advised, each time…