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Let’s go to the beach

Let’s go to the beach

Posted by on Jul 15, 2015 in Blog |

Day 4. 12 November    Alarms go off to wake us at 4:10am. It’s rough. Our animated Thai waitron/friend shows up and plops a tray of breakfast on my lap in my bed. He seems to be making fun of my morning face, which is actually quite funny when you are half-asleep. In contrast to last night’s feast, the soft white bread-that-once-was-warm-toast and...

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How deep is your squat?

How deep is your squat?

Posted by on Jun 10, 2015 in Blog |

11 November Day 3. I’ve been eaten alive. Well, practically. Somewhere between yesterday and this morning the back of my legs have become a smorgasbord for the local mosquito population. Can’t wait to get to the islands and scare people away with my pasty white and diseased-looking thighs! Anyway. When booking accommodation, the two words ‘breakfast...

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Bangkok has them now

Bangkok has them now

Posted by on Jun 5, 2015 in Blog |

9 November 2014 “Trust me, it’s paradise. This is where the hungry come to feed. For mine is a generation that circles the globe and searches for something we haven’t tried before. So never refuse an invitation, never resist the unfamiliar, never fail to be polite and never outstay the welcome. Just keep your mind open and suck in the...

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It is finished

It is finished

Posted by on Jun 4, 2014 in Blog |

AMATHOLE Day 6 – Zingcuka Hut to Tyume River 15km I’m just going to be upfront and throw in the following disclaimer: Today was my least favourite day. Call it an unfortunate series of events, a bad batch of factors, or simply the culmination of a challenging journey … but a lot went ‘wrong’ on this last stretch of the Amathole. The morning begins...

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The grass is greener

The grass is greener

Posted by on May 20, 2014 in Blog |

AMATHOLE Day 5. Mnyameni Hut to Zingcuka Hut 18.2km   My parents are still tending to blisters, plasters and shoelaces on the wooden porch of the hut when I set off shortly after Karin and Stephan. Hardly fifty metres in and we’re crossing water again. Should I run back and tell them to forget the shoes at first? Luckily the streams are shallow and...

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Four is my favourite

Four is my favourite

Posted by on Mar 13, 2014 in Blog |

Amathole Day 4  Cata to Mnyameni Hut 13.4km The curtainless windows reveal that it is still dark outside, except for the occasional flash of white lighting and low distant grumbling of a thunderstorm. But I am awake and watch and count for the next one. I miss my alarm clock at home that assures me of the time with just a turn of my head and a crack of an...

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