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The Creative Streets of Johannesburg – Photo Essay

Johannesburg, South Africa is a destination which is experiencing increased popularity, reinventing itself into an exciting and attractive proposition for travellers. Graffiti has also come a long way in recent years; once viewed as the handiwork of undesirables and vandals, many street artists are justifiably receiving worldwide acclaim for their stunning often building sized creations. There is plenty to experience, …

The Art of Blogging – Tips for Self Critiquing

Taking stock and reviewing our goals, what we wish to achieve and whether we are progressing is essential for everyone, regardless of their career or life path. Asking ourselves what we want out of life; fulfilment, enlightenment, blogging celebrity status, wealth, lifelong happiness or all of the above is useful to ensure we are heading in the right direction. It …

Postcards from Barcelona – There be Dragons

Today is the marked as the infamous end of the world, the apocalypse supposedly predicted by the Mayans. I have my doubts and though my Christmas shopping may not have been completed yet, that’s down to my last minute approach rather than any feeling it would be wasted. It is also the Chinese year of the Dragon, which runs until …

Fabulous Aveyron – Art and Artistic French Cuisine

On a recent visit to the Aveyron, France I surprised myself. Never likely to be accused of being a ‘culture vulture’, this trip was a feast of cultural treats. I can appreciate  captivating art, good cuisine and enjoy listening to a powerful piece of music. However visiting the Louvre was more due to peer pressure than my own interests. The …