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  “The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, […]

Patagonia: Surviving the Wild

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The four of us arrived in Mendoza during the worse possible time–Christmas week.  Shelly and Megha flew all the way from New York to hang-out with us in Argentina. With a friendship over two decades old, having them there meant a lot to me. Leaving New York wasn’t easy. Even […]

Mendoza: Here’s To Friendship and To Good Wine

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Have you seen the movie “127 Hours”? No? Well I can totally relate with how James Franco’s character wanted to (and did) slice his arm off after he was trapped by a boulder for five days. In fact I wanted to cut off both my arms. I was in excruciating […]

Judging New Zealand: Abel Tasman, Arthur’s Pass, Franz Josef’s Glacier ...

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This tale is about two Zobbits named Hrodo (Dumpty) and Ham (Humpty), who leave the comforts of their  home to begin an adventure in New Zealand…. Hrodo got into the car and started driving towards Auckland. He was chosen to drive the  One Sunny Nissan throughout Middle Earth New Zealand. […]

“There and Back Again” in New Zealand

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Knock knock. “Hello!?”. No response. I bang on the door this time. Still no response. We just arrived at The Robberg House B&B in Plettenberg Bay after driving for six hours from Gansbaai. I was super annoyed and the beach right behind us didn’t calm me down. After another five minutes […]

Plettenberg Bay’s Furs, Feathers & Beaches