Snapshots of Swakopmund and Walvis Bay on Namibia’s West Coast

After spending several nights in the rather hot and sweaty sand dunes of Sossusvlei, and driving through the Namib Desert, we were more than delighted to arrive in the pretty town of Swakopmund with its palm-lined streets, seaside promenades, and beautiful seafront restaurants! One of Namibia’s most popular holiday destinations, Swakopmund attracts thousands of local…

Namibia – The Narnia of South-West Africa

Much like the fictional fantasy world of Narnia, the southern African country of Namibia is a world of magical landscapes, mysterious beasts, and a colourful history stemming back over thousands of years. A unique destination that has much to offer international travellers, Namibia is big, beautiful and boasts some of the world’s most unusual flora…

Last Chance to Enter the Cape Argus Cycle Tour 2014

With just over five weeks to go until the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour 2014 (that’s 39 days, 12 hours, and 32 minutes for anyone who’s interested!), the pressure is on to train, train, and then train some more, in preparation for the world’s largest timed cycle race. I’ve whinged and whined about…

The Hills are Alive with the Sound of… Cow Bells!

Well, Alptag is upon us yet again and our sleepy village of Schwarzenberg in the Austrian Alps has burst in to life with the wonderful sounds of cowbells – hundreds of ’em! A fine Bregenzerwald tradition, Alptag is the day when the cows come down from their summer season in the Alps and return to…