Roads Less Travelled: Why Darling?

When Howard and I reluctantly departed the small village of Darling in South Africa’s Western Cape Province, near the end of September 2016, we knew, after 14 months there, our first task was to answer the question everyone asked us: “Why Darling?” When we decided to live in South Africa for a year to celebrate our …

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Roads Less Travelled… and some national highways too

As roads do, one led us to another during our year in South Africa. It’s time to describe some of our 15,000 kms on secondary, tertiary and national highways… occasionally shortened by a few planes… always keeping to the left (and just a few times stealing a few pics from previous trips). Here’s a look …

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Why We Travel … Ah, but both our lands are beautiful …

It was finally cool enough this week to hold my laptop in, yes, my lap. Love your comments and questions … keep ’em coming … by email please. First, a bit of common histories between the Republic of South Africa (SA) and the United States of America (US): Europeans – namely Portuguese – discovered both the …

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Why We Travel – more from SA, where it’s not all that different…

Well, so much for trying to do what we don’t do at home – we’ve actually had a pretty normal month. Spent a morning buying tickets to the 11th Darling Music Experience – classical music with a twist… 2 weeks in late January/February… kind of like the Voorkamerfest we attended in early September. Interesting music …

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