Goodbye Chintsa – 26 July

On the 26th I woke up early with the all too familiar sms’ from FNB informing me that despite not getting a salary yesterday, real life is still there and it is taking my money. We waved goodbye to Terrence our neighbour and Izzy & Dylan whose names I only know because they felt the […]

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Chintsa ? – 25th July

After a weekend of moping around Chintsa, faking happiness and the “holiday feeling”, trying out new recipes with soya mince and smash, we were ready to get Bertus on Monday from the local mechanic. I needed to get to Lesotho for some RW&B (red wine and bitching) with my friend. Monday morning came and went, […]

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Chintsa: 20 July – ?

On 20 July we woke up to my favorite sound – a fish eagle’s call. This day cannot get any better! It didn’t. Bertus still did not want to know anything about going anywhere other than his new spot on the lawn next to the cows and the monkeys. Clayton and the resident camper (he […]

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Chintsa 18 – 19 July 2017

On 18 July we set off to Chintsa with a quick stop at the Port Elizabeth Makro. Someone (me) forgot to pack the SD memory cards for the camera.  We took the risk of not having breakfast as we heard about this amazing farm-stall that sell the best pies in the region. We were not […]

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D-Day – 15 July 2017

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN ANYWAY?! I don’t have an internet connection while I am writing this and I have never thought about Googling it before now but, what does the D in D-day stand for? Destruction? Disaster? Dangerous? Not sure why all the negative D-adjectives are popping into my mind but I did manage to […]

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Preparation is key

… AND THEN IT GETS TEDIOUS AND YOU DECIDE TO JUST WING-IT I do not think anyone who has ever been on a planned trip can honestly say everything went according to said plan. We therefore decided early on that we would do minor preparation and the most basic research. Just enough so that we […]

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The Route – Intended

LOOK NORTH AND GO FORTH We decided a long time ago that we would first explore our own continent before heading off to South America, Mexico, Asia, Norway and Mongolia and then, if we have money, Europe – in that order. Yes, shock horror! Europe is not our first destination and really only added it […]

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This might be a mistake

Clayton and I decided that Big-City life was not for us. As a matter of fact, we realized the whole rat-race thing that everyone seems to be stuck in, was not for us at this stage in our lives. Consequently on May  1st, 2017 we handed in our resignations – we are going to travel!  […]

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