travelling

 
Getting from point A to point B safely
Getting from point A to point B safely
"One day, when you get your own car, you will understand all this rage” is something I’ve heard from almost all my friends when they’re...
The bitter pill of being just to a meanie
The bitter pill of being just to a meanie
I knew I wasn’t over it when a tear cascaded out of my right eye in the depth of the night as we flew over the Algerian mountains towards home....
SA passport, British visa application
SA passport, British visa application
There was the case of my passport.
Going home from home
Going home from home
I am on my way Home. Following five weeks of expanding my super-territory I am soon to return Home somewhat fulfilled in ways I am yet to understand fully....
Going back isn’t going home
Going back isn’t going home
More than material, the cost of going home is emotional. If you, as in my case, left your hometown, as Hendrix would have (with the thought of...
Kisimusi is’fikile. Mari yako chete
Kisimusi is’fikile. Mari yako chete
In monetary terms the journey to Harare is easily quantified.
The cost of the great masigodukeni
The cost of the great masigodukeni
In my family, it all starts on a specially created WhatsApp group. Last year’s was titled “Xmas Lunch 2016” and there were no less than 15...
Eating through Spain and Portugal
Eating through Spain and Portugal
An ochre-yellow light accents the Sagrada Familia’s odd angles, strange corners and looming cranes. Sitting on a bench overlooking one of...
The strange places we misplace power
The strange places we misplace power
Ukuhamba kukubona. Travelling is seeing, they say in my language. My friend X and I took a day trip on Sunday morning, to a small town in the Free...
Everyday commute of curiosity
Everyday commute of curiosity
I take three taxis to work. I leave home at 6am. I walk to the bus stop and take the first taxi, which takes me to the Tsakane taxi rank. From...
The nature of the beast
The nature of the beast
Forty metres is all that separates the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park from the site of a newly proposed mine along one of its perimeters. Africa's resource...
Cover your back when travelling
Cover your back when travelling
When 42-year-old John* arranged a trip to China, he had not even considered the need for travel insurance until his travel agent recommended that...

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