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Invictus

  There’s this poem, you see. You might have heard of it. It’s called Invictus and it’s been my most favourite piece of writing for years and years. But this year I found that...

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Segovia; Legends and Fairy Tales

  Last week I had to make a quick trip to Madrid for visa reasons; if I wanted to go to New York for Christmas I would have to have my visa approved at...

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Just Londoning

Yes, London. You know, fish, chips, cup o tea, bad food, worse weather, Mary-fucking-Poppins. London! – Dennis Farina I was in this in between state; a week in one of the world’s most epic...

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Voyage Voyage

“Travel, travel, further than the night and the day Travel, in spaces unheard of by love Travel, travel, on the sacred waters of an Indian river Travel, and never come back” – Voyage Voyage...

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The Bucket List Challenge

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all” – Helen Keller   Why? It’s half way through the year. New Year’s Resolutions have gone out the window. I mean, I tried keeping up...

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Not Alone In Cologne

  “The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.” – Hubert H. Humphrey A weekend in Cologne: a place I knew nothing about; simply the name of a German city...

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You Know You’re South African When…

You respond to almost everything with “ya, no” (“ja, nee”) or “yebo” You use “shame” in both good and bad situations You put the word “hey” or “man” at the end of most sentences...

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Happiness Just Is.

If you want to be happy, be. – Leo Tolstoy Ever woken up in the morning and just said “nope” and rolled over, covering your head? Ever had days of the exact opposite; where...

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Finding the Magic of Madrid

“Welcome to Madrid! From a dusty outpost on the edge of the enlightened Moorish Kingdom to the glorious capital of the world’s biggest empire, from the birthplace Don Quixote to the dark heart of...

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Quarter Life Revelation

“Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle.” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland My socks don’t match today. My socks don’t match most days if I’m honest. I think they...