LESVOS,GREECE

Cover The Earth Before It Covers You.

LESVOS, GREECE

Everyone's Life Is A Story God's True Masterpiece Is Humanity

COFFEE COAST, SOUTH AFRICA

Travel is in our DNA.

MITILINI, GREECE

Who Says God Doesn't Love and Bless Gay People?.

SOUTH AFRICA, MDUMBI RIVER

It is not a struggle to be Gay! It's not my struggle it is yours. -CJ



BEER LAO
I was a bit shocked to find this beer in a neighbourhood store near us. Whenever I saw this beer and enjoyed it was when I was visiting Lao.
When I opened the tab and poured out the contents into my cup, I was thinking about the Laotian people who might work at the Beer Lao factory, I thought of where the water was from and the South East Asian climate which I first tasted it was like. 
Sitting in a humble guest house in Vang Vien or at night with my Lao friend in Vientiane sharing a few beers and his favourite snail shells for dinner, watching motorbikes and local atmosphere go passing our way.

I am not sure when I will re visit Lao again, but this beer brought me back for a while, until the last drop from my glass touched my lips and brought me back to reality.

South Africa: A Xhosa Cooking Class in Langga Township, Cape Town area

SOUTH AFRICA:  A Xhosa Cooking Class in Langa Township, Cape Town area.

We had a wonderful opportunity to experience Xhosa cooking with a very wonderful local lady named Mama Lindi. The cooking class was in Langga Township, near Cape Town. Africans were banished to live here in the 1800s due to an outbreak of a disease back then.



Mama Lindi was very playful, lively and always singing! At 72 she was very active and youthful.




There were some others who helped in the kitchen as this place is a training school for locals to learn how to cook and other hospitality concepts.


SMILEY: A sheep's head which is eaten by local people all the time. It tastes wonderful!


Locally made beer made of sorghum, and is used for ceremony as well.


We had CHAKALAKA stew and Pop and some great Xhosa greens!

making bread over the fire.

We learned a lot from this experience and had a small window into the lives of local people who live and work in the Townships.

SOUTH AFRICA: A FUN Beach House Experience in Cape Town

SOUTH AFRICA:  A Fun Beach Penthouse Experience in Cape Town

We had an opportunity to rent for a few days a penthouse by the beach in an upscale neighbourhood near Cape Town.

Our friends from Johannesburg came and joined us on the fun days we had.

Getting ready for the flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town


Penthouse view of the beach, Table Mountain and Lion's head


Just us guys hanging out and doing fun things.


Sunset wine on the veranda


It was our friend's birthday, so we celebrated it by having a dinner cruise around the harbour of Cape Town.



Some of our fun excursions around the city. We had a fun visit.





SWITZERLAND: A Day Adventure around Zurich and environs.

SWITZERLAND:  A Day Adventure around Zurich and it's Environs.

Our flight to South Africa had twice a full day stop over in Zurich, which is probably the only reason why we went to Switzerland or even Zurich. Due to several hours between flights which we went out of the airport each time and explored the city.


We tried a local pastry which has plums in it.


We visited Uetliberg which is just outside of Zurich city centre. It is also at Uitikon.
There is a pleasant stroll in a forest countryside feeling and an upscale hotel is at the top of the way, named Uto Kulm.   We enjoyed some Swiss wine and relaxed in the atmosphere for a while.




We did enjoy an entertaining experience in the Zurich Airport at a whiskey tasting.


SOUTH AFRICA: A Perfect Picnic at Warwick Winery in Western Cape

SOUTH AFRICA:  A Perfect Picnic at Warwick Winery in Western Cape

We had a fabulous opportunity with our two South African guys and their new son to experience a picnic on a famous South African winery on its historic property in the wine region of the Western Cape, near Cape Town.



We tried Pino Noir and the Cabernet Franc. We enjoyed Cabernet Franc immensely.


Our picnic box with interesting gourmet things to try.





We had perfect weather for the picnic, the sunshine made us feel relaxed and lazy. A perfect Sunday thing to do, on Monday!

 another pour? why not





MOZAMBIQUE: A Fabulously Perfect Weekend at a Guys' Maputo Beach House

MOZAMBIQUE: A Fabulously Perfect Weekend at the Guys' Maputo Beach House


It was a guys' reunion which went absolutely perfect! A group of 5 Mozambican guys,whom we have met from our last trip to Macaneta at our friend's beach house, 2 South African guys and 2 from the USA all arranged to rendezvous together at a private, intimate beach house in Maputo. 
The beach house was modern, comfortable, each of us had our own spacious bedroom with en-suite, air-conditioned and comfort. It was very private with high walls so we were free to do whatever, I mean, whatever we wanted to do. The guys appearing throughout the visit were an addition to the fun and excitement which was already occurring.
Our friends were wonderful in the kitchen and cooked our dinners Mozambique style and it was perfect!  We were near the fish market, so we had, fish!

 In the beach house we had a fully equipped kitchen with microwave, dishes and stove.  We all had teamwork together to manage all the logistics with cleaning and cooking, and it was wonderful.




 Our dinners out under the Mozambican moonlight 


 There was a swing on the property which I enjoyed sitting and swinging in, and even at the dinner table!

 
A perfect sized wading pool was in the centre of the property which was part of the exciting guys' energy. We enjoyed it day and night.



 SIZZLING




 Wading pool fun at night! I love them all!


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Our hearts felt so sad on the last day when we had to leave, but we felt assured that we will definitely meet again soon.

On our way back to South Africa.

We want to experience different parts of Mozambique as the country is huge and so many opportunities to have!