Education in Africa

It is beautiful what can be achieved with a strong will and help from forward thinking people. I love this movie. It is based on a true story about Kimani Maruge, an 84 year old Kenyan farmer. Maruge is the oldest person to attend primary school. He was invited to present a speech before the international […]

Lamu Kenya

Flying in from Cape Town and leaving behind all that goes with the city living, I was happy to be walking in the quite and incredibly narrow streets of Lamu. Sonya and I spent a day mingling with the Old Lamu town people and donkeys that are everywhere. Children going to school, woman hanging up […]

Kizingoni Beach

How awesome is this story of Laura Dekker, a young inspiring girl with an incredible spirit! Youth is not waisted when it’s given an opportunity to express itself and the trust and guidance to follow dreams. It is in our human nature to want to learn and explore. Traveling is an adventure and an education […]

The Shred Days

Ollie is wearing a checked bandanna and totally in tune with all the boys on skateboards, weaving through from one ramp to another. This place is chock a block on weekends and I’m lucky to walk in on a chilled day. Jean-Mark Johannes is having a quite tuesday training session. Ayrton Senna Monckton smashes a […]

Beauty and the beasts on our beaches

We have some of the most beautiful beaches in Africa. I love walking on the long white sand dunes of the Noordhoek beach. If I manage to get out there by 7am, I get the feeling of being somewhere wild, the sand has been washed by the ocean and no footprints left from the day […]

Farms to pick your own fruit and make a pie

Nothing sweeter then childhood memories around great grandma Katarina’s kitchen table eating fresh fruit and pie. At age 80 something, Katarina lived on her own in Klenovnik, a little place in Serbia. She had a small vegetable garden in front of her small house. And in her house she had a table so large there […]

Uprising – local hot blogs to follow

I love a good book, traveling, fresh produce, cheesecake from Imhoff Farm, Jiva Spa Indian Therapy , LP’s, a long walk in nature  and recently developed an interest in local blogs. I have lived in Africa over 20 years now and keep finding many small and hidden treasures through my line of work. I have photographed […]

Unusual travel places to stay

I love exciting adventures. If you are an unusual traveller, then these places will be an awesome experience you will remember. Here is a list of unusual travel places that will transfer you into history, give you an opportunity to sleep under the starts and in the trees or bond with animals and if you […]

They move in mysterious ways

I am not a natural mom. I am a dreamer, an idealist, a romantic at heart and always on the go. Since 16 I have immersed myself into photography. Traveling, long working hours and the upbeat tempo of my industry left no room for children. I made no excuses for being in my 40’s and still […]

Green children

It was an early morning 8 years ago. I am standing in Oude Molen, Pinlands, waiting for Misha to arrive. A small Buckie pulls up and two young people get out, they unlock the wire fenced gates, load up a few donated trees and bags of soil into the back of the Buckie and onto […]