Happy 70th birthday, Bruce!

70 years ago today, on 23 September 1949 in Long Branch, New Jersey, Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen sucked life-affirming oxygen into his lungs for the very first time and announced to the world – “I’m here!” I can’t really remember when my admiration for and fascination with this rock icon began. What I do know…

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Road trippin’ with Grandpa on my mind

I don’t know why (though it probably was aided and abetted by the sampling of my uncle’s distinct and varied whiskey collection one fine evening…) but ever since I started planning my South African road trip, my paternal grandfather has been an early passenger. I was only five years old when Jacobus Hercules de Jager…

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Adventure Tourism meeting Eco Tourism

Africa just has its way with people, something that can’t be explained unless experienced, the ‘TIA’-feeling (This Is Africa) it has been described as. The continent’s wild and wonderful places lure people from all over the globe, to come and explore, and then to return wherever they are from, only to make plans to come…

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The Great Migration

It is one of the most spectacular natural events, millions of animals making their way through the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem in East Africa every year between July and October. Wildebeest, followed by zebras, gazelles and some eland and topi, lead the way from Tanzania across the Mara River into Kenya, all in search of greener pastures.…

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