The Top Ten Best Things About Being a Teacher

Quick! What’s the best thing about being a teacher? If you are like the majority of people out there, you probably answered “summer holidays!” And this is a great perk of being a teacher, without a doubt, but it is a superficial advantage compared to the much greater, deeper satisfaction that comes from being a […]

Mumbai Revisited

I’m back from another trip to India As usual, it was eye-opening and quite amazing really. India is such a crazy country – there are countless words to describe it, many of which would contradict the others. For example, it’s probably one of the most beautiful countries, yet one of the dirtiest and polluted. People […]

Villa Vang Vieng Riverside (Vang Vieng, Laos)

Caitlin Jean Russell Vang Vieng is having a major reboot at the moment, and although lots of it is under construction, it’s still a peaceful reprieve from the mayhem of Southeast Asia. We stayed in a beautiful new complex on the riverside, with incredible views of both the Nam Song river and the stunning Lao mountains. Cost […]

Ja, dis harde werk / Yes, it’s hard work

Originally posted on Dis Ekke:
? Cabestana Africana (furry-ridged triton) ? AFRIKAANS: Nou, my liewe blogvriende, kan julle sien dat ek wel van strand tot strand loop, die golwe geniet, die son opsuig en die skulpies optel en so aan, al die dinge wat gewoonlik onder die etiket van “vakansie” gelys word, maar eintlik is dit harde…

Steytlerville, South Africa

W ‘n B: This sleepy town is the North-eastern gateway into the Baviaans Kloof and is the home of many architectural gems. Victorian and Edwardian houses abound. Due to the smallness of Steytlerville, many of the houses are well preserved and escaped expansionism. Steytlerville has become popular amongst artists and those who want to retire away […]

Did You Know? [May 29]

Weird and Fun Facts About Sports In 1963, major league baseball pitcher Gaylord Perry remarked, “They’ll put a man on the moon before I hit a home run.” On July 20, 1969, an hour after Neil Armstrong set foot on the surface of the moon, Perry hit is first, and only, home run while playing […]

Carcassonne, France – Day 1

Originally posted on Touch Of Cinnamon:
I recently returned from an 18 day trip to France and thought I’d post a few photos of some of the places I’d visited while there, the first being ‘Carcassonne’. Carcassonne is in southern France’s Languedoc area and is a beautiful example of a fortified medieval town. Okay, I’d better…