Throwback ~ NYC

If New York is anything like it was this time last year… Today is cold but slightly warmer than it has been for the last 2 days, or maybe I’m used to it now. Sunday was eventful, and yesterday I went on one of those free walking tours where you end up paying anyway because…

Volcanoes, a travel inspiration

I fell in love with volcanoes and lava in a geology class. It wasn’t anything specific I loved about them, I just did. I suppose for a curious mind, the idea that rock could boil and flow was mind bending. The idea that the earth’s crust is ~45km thick and somewhere below it is something…

Itchy feet are happy feet

My feet have been itchy for a little while now. I know this because my most popular google search is “countries that don’t require a visa” followed by “flights to …”. A window shopping exercise. It got me thinking about how we make travel decisions. Is it as impulsive as buying an item of clothing or…

It wasn’t real

I worked and lived in the Namakwa region of South Africa. A desert. And that day I had been walking at the back of the office block toward the restroom. It faced the outside of our secluded office. Looking onto vast lands and desert sand. I saw a snake. It was sandy in colour with…

Genesis – What a book

I haven’t written in a little while but I’ve been reading. Wait for it. Towards the end of 2017 I accepted a challenge to read the bible, cover to cover. And I’ve just finished the first book. Genesis. Now that that’s out of the way, the record of creation was a proper mindbend. God created…

Slow down baby

Anxiety. Worry. Fear. I’ve had this title written for a while now. I’ve known what I want to write about it, but everything I’ve written I’ve deleted to start over. The messaging has never felt right. It is a complex subject. That and I always wonder if I wouldn’t reveal too much of what’s been…

It would hold you steady

I’m jealous of the ones you see every day. The ones who’s eyes meet yours at fate’s command. I bet they don’t know how lucky they are. I’m jealous of the air in your lungs. It’s closer than I could ever be. I bet it doesn’t realise that as it courses through your blocked passages….

New York New York

New York could easily be the most welcoming city I’ve visited. Most things were familiar and I never felt like a tourist. Not even when I got lost on the subway. I did my trip over 6 days, not a lot of time spent but well worth it. Plus when I went to New York…

L O V E

Whether you’re a christian or not you’ve probably heard of 1 Corinthians 13:4-7. Maybe even read it for yourself but if you haven’t don’t fret, I’ve quoted it below. Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not…

114 small islands. Venice!

We got into Venice from Rome. Rome had been dated and architecturally mature. And so it was quite a contrast entering a waterlogged romantic city. Venice had to be my 2nd favorite city in Europe. After Paris. The tour operator introduced it by saying “it’s build on about 114 small islands.” And she obviously had…

Mustard Seed

There’s something about watching people suffer that really puts my faith through a fiery furnace… And so in a twisted collusion between the hospital nursing staff (who perpetually give varying instructions and destructive glares), the ambiance and my playlist, a song from House Fires II “Good good father” came up. And I welled up. Discreetly….