Random thoughts

Journeys Of the mind


Doing it for the Kids!

The KCAs celebrated 25 years of SpongeBob SquarePants with a spectacular awards ceremony filled with high-tech motion graphics, glittering celebrities, and green slime. TExploring the vibrant culinary and cultural scene of LA, made for an unforgettble adventure

Ha Long Way

Vietnamese is difficult to master but my husband’s friend Thuy (pronounced Too-eey) taught me to say: “Bon cau bi nghet” pronounced “bonne-cow-bee-knee-yet”, which means “the lavatory does not flush”. Always a useful foreign phrase, I find.

From Tapas to Turmoil

Jen Su shares her experience and travel tips to navigate the beautiful (and sometimes unpredictable) Barcelona

SA BET Awards Triumph

South Africa stole the spotlight at the BET Awards 2024, with Tyla and Makhadzi taking top honors and delivering unforgettable performances.

Olympian Fashion Feats

Vogue World Paris 2024 brought together top designers, athletes, and celebrities in a spectacular fashion show at Place Vendôme,

Dreamy Budapest

Which luxury river cruise provides the best value? The Danube River with AmaWaterways encompasses five countries including Hungary

Diving Into Fashion

Jen Su showcases the Miami lifestyle, with beauty, fashion, and creativity – swimwear in sustainable fabrics and innovative technology

Testosterone Zone

Chan Chan: the largest city in pre-Columbian (pre-Spanish) South America, population of around 50,000, existed between 900AD and around 1500, when the Inca decided to conquer and allow it to decline.

Between a Rock

The Peruvian desert, that includes most of the nation's western flank between the Andes Mountains and Pacific Ocean, is not of any exceptional width, between 100km and 200km. But it is a long land of nigh nothing, a moonscape, running near the length of the country, 3,000km, 10 percent of the nation..

All things Africa

Zambian Zeitgeist

CAROLINE HURRY follows the tale of NyamiNyami, a giant water snake spirit from the Royal Chundu Zambezi River Lodge in Zambia

Winter Warming Safari

Tau Game Lodge, a five-star safari gem in the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, is offering a winter special for locals

Unveiling Kwetu Nairobi

Kwetu Nairobi is the newest jewel in the crown of the Curio Collection by Hilton, where gastronomy meets adventure

Unveiling Gqeberha

Formerly known as Port Elizabeth, this safari destination with its pristine coastline is rich in history, culture, and wildlife.

Inzolo Lodge at Lalibela

Overcoming flood obstacles for a luxurious wilderness escape, the secluded Inzolo Lodge at Lalibela Game Reserve once again welcomes guests.

Green Light

Vulpro at Shamwari will be the new home for the severely threatened Cape and African White-backed Vultures.

Doha Days

Caroline Hurry discovered a brave new world of souks and soaring skylines in the Qatar capital