Wow! What a day of action and excitement it was today! Josh’s sweat shop It all started late last night after my Day 1 post when Josh decided to open his own version of a sweat shop and make himself some new fashion items! He printed out pics and somehow (off YouTube) added to several … Continue reading Lockdown – Day 2
It was with much anticipation last night that I sat up waiting for midnight to arrive and the pending lockdown to start! I was expecting army choppers flying overhead, perhaps the usual ‘Noon Gun’ cannon to fire at midnight, or some other form of siren, but instead all seemed fairly normal, cars still cruising around, … Continue reading #Lockdown – Day 1
With the South African national lockdown commencing at midnight 26th March, Cape Town is taking on an eerie, yet somewhat civil feel. Streets have been emptying, in what are otherwise traffic filled CBD areas, and supermarkets are seeing a mixture of well stocked shelves and polite organised shoppers, or average stock levels on shelves with … Continue reading Lockdown here we come! The final day
As the world goes through the COVID-19 pandemic, Cyril Ramaphosa, the Sth African President last night (Mon 23rd March 2020) announced a full scale 21 day total lockdown for all of Sth Africa to come into effect from midnight on Thursday 26th March. The decision has been made due to the global trend of increasing … Continue reading Sth Africa – It’s a lockdown!
Until a few years ago I had never thought too much about Zimbabwe. Hanging out in Australia you know they had a bit of a go playing cricket now and then, you heard of the exploits of Robert Mugabe in his day, and knew that their inflation had constantly been totally out of control and … Continue reading Zimbabwe and Zambia – A short break
Victoria Falls are one of the worlds biggest waterfalls, with length of 1700m and a height up to 100m, they form part of the Zambezi River between Zambia and Zimbabwe. Spectacular from both sides of the river the mist spray can be seen from the air upon arrival and at times up to 50km away, … Continue reading Victoria Falls – Zimbabwe and Zambia
The Zambezi River is the fourth largest river in Africa with a length of over 2700 miles, and it winds its way through 6 countries before hitting the Indian Ocean in Mozambique. The 'middle' Zambezi River forms a 500 mile border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, and this is where the amazing Victoria Falls are found. … Continue reading The Zambezi River Crusie
Victoria Falls are known locally as Mosi-Oa-Tunya, which means 'the smoke that thunders', something that Livingstone saw from a distance before he was escorted from the Zambian side to to top of the falls. Livingstone was a Scottish Missionary who allegedly found the falls in November 1855, and did so from a place known today … Continue reading Devil’s Pool – on the edge of the world
Following the success (or completion) of the Cape Town Argus earlier in 2019, it was only a natural choice to partake in the equivalent ride based in Johannesburg- the 94.7 km ride. Again my training regime became what Olympic cyclists look to follow, with this time a more serious effort of around 500+ km riding … Continue reading Johannesburg 94.7 Ride – another tick
After what has been 18 months of inner city living within Cape Town with very few incidents of any nature to report back on to all the naysayers back home, I finally had my first, first hand experience of some of the crime statistics we all hear about. But first lets look at some reality … Continue reading First hand experience of Cape Town’s crime statistics…and some context!