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South Africa’s Route 62, Cape Town to Barrydale

Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014

I’m sure you’re here to check out the results of the Tabasco experiment. That would only be natural. Unfortunately, due to the disappearance of the aforementioned free Tabasco i.e. athlete’s foot…

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The Tale of Two Tours: Route of Many Cultures and Robben Island

Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014

It was a lucky day for me. I was fortunate to tag along with human rights activist and local legend, Shereen Misbach-Habib of Tana Baru Tours and Darren of DC Tours South Africa while they did…

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Photo of the Week: Elephants in Knysna Elephant Park, South Africa

Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014

This week, I was delighted to see and touch African Elephants at the Knysna Elephant Park in South Africa. It is not an experience I will forget. They are so peaceful to be around.

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Musings about Today and Tomorrow from Cape Town

Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014

It’s been a busy few weeks and the planning has intensified in the last couple days. In two days I will be traveling with Darren and Rob to South Africa’s Garden Route…

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Bo-Kaap: Exploring Cape Town’s Colorful Neighborhood with a Local

Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014

Darren arranged our tour with a very special woman in a very special district in Cape Town: B0-Kaap, also known as the Malay Quarter. Our guide was…

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Photo of the Week: Bo-Kaap District in Cape Town

Posted on Saturday, February 1, 2014

Bo-Kaap is an old neighborhood in Cape Town close to the city center.  It was a slum for many years and neglected under the apartheid...

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Hiking Table Mountain: Cape Town, South Africa

Posted on Saturday, February 1, 2014

The day started at 5 am. I stumbled out of bed, trying not to wake the other five women in my room. It was hot already. The plan: To hike Table Mountain…

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Cape Town’s Dark Past, a Vibrant Garden, and Jerky Squirrels

Posted on Thursday, January 30, 2014

For two days, Darren and I have hoped to climb Table Mountain, waking at 5 AM to get started. And twice our efforts have been thwarted; once by fog and once by rain. Tomorrow however, I believe we will succeed. I can…

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A Leisurely Day in Cape Town, South Africa

Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014

Darren and I took it easy today on the official sightseeing but I saw a lot nonetheless. We walked around downtown Cape Town and slipped into cafes to have cappuccinos with the hipsters. Yes, there are hipsters…

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Photo of the Week: Cape Point, South Africa

Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014

On South Africa’s Cape Peninsula, every vista provides a spectacular view of white sand beaches, crystal-clear water, and mountains. This shot was taken at Cape…

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