Marcy and I finally had someone take a picture of both of us and looking at the suddenly pudgy version of myself, I am reminded to comment on the food here. A disclaimer to any native South African reading this post is that certainly, I…

It is 4:30 AM and it looks like I am the first one outside on this cool, quiet African morning. As I learned later, I could have looked up to see the Southern Cross for the first time in the bright sky overhead, but that…

We are 8 days into our Africa adventure and today (May 7th) finds us rolling out for an early game drive in the Hluhluwe–Imfolozi Park. This is the oldest game park in Africa which has its roots at the hunting preserve of Zulu Kings. We…

Greetings from what my GPS tells me is North Uthungulu Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa, which is situated on the Eastern Coast of South Africa near the Indian Ocean. We arose early for a flight from Cape Town to King Shaka International Airport which is 35 Kilometers…

We finally made it to the top of Table Mountain, which is the iconic landmark that rises 1,000 meters above Cape Town. As mentioned in a previous blog post, gale force winds prevented us from ascending the mountain yesterday, but today the weather was absolutely…

At 34 degrees south latitude, it is late autumn here in Cape Town, South Africa on this early May afternoon. Thirty-four degrees equates to the latitude of the Atlanta, Georgia Airport or Los Angeles in the Northern Hemisphere – We have seen temperatures in the…

One of the “must see” attractions to Cape Town, South Africa is a trip to the top of Table Mountain which rises 3563 feet above the city below. Our visit was canceled because of gale-force winds that would affect the cable cars transporting us to…

Before I describe the scene above, there is a bit of backstory. Our airplane row-mate on the long Amsterdam to Cape Town leg of our trip was a South African man who offered to show us around the area. We asked each other if we…

After a long absence from travel and photography blogging, we are back on task. There has been plenty to report, and I may get to some backlogged items later, but Marcy is getting ready to display her work at an art show and we have…