Posts tagged as “Travel

Chicago, City of Surprises

Published January 11, 2018 in Air Shows, Travel

The Chicago Air and Water Show was the main reason why we were in Chicago, specifically that week in August 2017. When we were planning our trip to the USA, I read online that the Blue Angels would be there. I had only ever seen them on television, and I jumped at the opportunity to take in their flying with my own eyes. All the airshows I had ever attended before Chicago were at airports in South Africa. The experience included a scorching African sun baking down on the dusty tarmac, sometimes tempered a little by the fact that it […]

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Almost Like Being in Space

Published August 1, 2014 in Travel

As far back as I can remember, I have been facinated by everything about space. I have a whole shelf full of astronomy books, some of which I have had since primary school. And to this very day, my dream job is being an astronaut! So it was just natural when my hubby and I visited the USA that we would fit in as many space related places as we could. 🙂 Kennedy Space Centre We spent a whole day at the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida in 2012, and we loved every minute of it! Trust me, one day […]

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Thailand Recommendations

Published June 11, 2014 in Travel

Thailand is a country with a wonderful culture and stunning beaches. And it is a remarkably affordable destination. Small wonder that many South Africans choose to visit Thailand. Two groups of friends recently independently asked me what is worthwhile seeing while you are there, so I decided to share what I enjoyed most. Grand Palace in Bangkok I think that it is worthwhile spending a few days in Bangkok sightseeing. And one of the most spectacular sights to see is the Grand Palace. The palace is actually a whole complex of buildings, and one can spend hours there without seeing […]

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Cape Town

Published March 12, 2013 in South Africa, Travel

My husband and I recently visited Cape Town for a long weekend. We visited these amazing places, all of which I recommend highly: Castle of Good Hope Victoria & Alfred Waterfront – we went on a cruise from there, which was just fabulous! Lagoon Beach (the featured image above shows the view from there) Die Neelsie – Stellenbosch University Student Center Jonkershoek Nature Reserve Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens Chapman’s Peak Drive Boulders Beach

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Space Shuttle Enterprise

Published March 7, 2013 in Travel

One of my Space Shuttle Enterprise photos (the one at the top of this post) has been published on the Intrepid Museum‘s new Enterprise Gallery!

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Elephant Sanctuary

Published February 7, 2013 in South Africa, Travel

Elephants are such amazing creatures! I realised again just how true that is when we recently visited the Elephant Sanctuary at Hartbeespoort Dam, South Africa. It was an amazing experience to feed them, walk with them, and even ride on the elephants!

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