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Why I write

  • June 27, 2016

I have never considered myself being a writer, not to mention being a good writer. If you think this cliché is going to run it’s full circle, it’s not. I still do not consider myself a good writer. Here are my top three writing struggles:   1.) I am not English. Afrikaans is my home language and until the age of 18, I rarely spoke any English as I went to Afrikaans schools all my life. Yes, I watched movies and yes I understood it, but there is a big difference in communicating and learning in a language as apposed to sucking up what the tele has to offer. Things changed in university,...

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The Drakensberg

  • June 27, 2016

I am beyond excited for my next few days in the Drakensberg area. And below is one of the very good reasons. Adding to this, the mountain range is extremely photogenic. I am ending this trip off with a bang. Southern Drakensberg, Underberg, ©Dirk Moggee 2016

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What makes a place AMAZING!

  • June 26, 2016

In my 71 days on the road, I have constantly been searching for great places. Places that consists of the following things:   Safety: Crime is an issue in South Africa and can make your life very uncomfortable, and I’m not even mentioning violent crimes. It would be quite unpleasant if my cellphone or laptop were to be stolen. A safe area is a place I would visit over and over again until proved wrong.   People: It is not difficult to see when someone is welcoming, genuine and polite. I should add that every town has its good and bad characters, but when you meet 5 people...

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