Just Ask

With the entries for mydestination now closed, I doubt my 84 votes will get me anywhere when the finalists are announced on the 15th April.  Regardless of the outcome though, I know at least some good came of this experience. Shortly before submitting my entry, I stumbled upon the following video: Now […]


Baja Photos

For my recent entry to the mydestionations travel competition I put together the following video from some pictures I had taken while at Solosports in Baja. A few people who have voted have asked if they can get hold of the hi res versions of the pictures. So here they are.  All […]


Magic Powder

I caught his eye as I saw the glint in my own reflected between the specks poking the worn mirror. As he thumbed through my hair, trying to make sense of what to do with it, his eyes seemed to hint at a slight pride of the position he was in. […]


Finally someone listens

“Imagine this: a long-haul flight with no disturbance from crying children, vomiting infants, rambling toddlers, seat back-kicking kids or bored grade-schoolers. For a little extra money, that dream could be a reality for passengers booking flights on Malaysia-based carrier AirAsia X, the long-haul arm of budget carrier AirAsia. Last week […]


And this is why it is a mess…

Truly a poet for our times, find more at http://www.ted.com/speakers/rives.html


Something Special

It is commonly cited that it was environmental pressures that pushed our forefathers to up sticks and venture out of Africa… I like to think it was a deep-seated desire for exploration and adventure. After the advent of agriculture, boredom surely got to hold them and they could not explain […]


Choosing a bag

When I left South Africa almost a decade ago for Dubai I travelled with one suitcase and a hockey stick bag.  At 21 I did not have many belongings and those that did not fit could be left at my parents’ house. A year later I moved to London. I […]


The second event

Friday 28th of December 2012 10:30am:  I am sitting in my office in Stockholm. It is normally bustling with 40 plus staff members but today? I am alone.  The emptiness of the tall ceilings seems to reflect the turmoil that is brewing inside me, while last night’s discussion and its abrupt […]


A reason

“Most big questions we feel compelled to face – handed down through centuries of overthinking and mis-translation – use terms so undefined as to make attempting to answer them a complete waste of time. This isn’t depressing. It’s liberating.” – Tim Ferriss As I read the above passage I was […]


Last night’s music

Unexpected nights out are always the best and Friday night was no exception, made even better by the discovery of http://funeralsuits.com/ Little did I know that while I was absorbed in the music there was a horrific scene going on behind me, one that I only narrowly escaped being consumed in.  I […]