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Earth and Sky The mere mention of Death Valley National Park stirs images of an inhospitable, wretched landscape of nothingness. Truth be told, there is an alluring and astounding variety of natural and cultural features at Death Valley. The curious visitor is confronted with vast sand dunes, a high mountain forest with incredible stone ruins […]

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My friends Malcolm and Kristina (from the Manda Wilderness Community Trust and Nkwichi Lodge) went to Ethiopia and I didn’t talk to them for over a month. And not because I couldn’t.  I wouldn’t. I’ve wanted to return to this magical country for years … The Effort of Going to Church A small door opened 10 metres above […]

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My friends Malcolm and Kristina (from the Manda Wilderness Community Trust and Nkwichi Lodge) met Beto in a small studio in Albazine on the outskirts of Maputo, Mozambique. The story they had to share was so beautiful, I just had to ask them to share it with us here … An Artisan’s Art The wind causes the […]

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My friend Louise de Waal from Green Girls in Africa visited Vergenoegd Wine Estate in Stellenbosch recently and she was kind enough to share this incredible story of sustainable  farming and using 700 or so Indian Runner ducks as natural pest-control. On my way to Stellenbosch, I passed the massively understated Vergenoegd Wine Estate entrance off Baden Powell […]

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