When I was a young opera singer and travelling the world to perform, I always hoped that when I was a senior, I would be able to fly Business Class. And here I am in my seventies and sitting in a very comfortable seat on Air Canada. Well actually we are in sleeping pods and […]Read more "Notes from the Road: Hong Kong"
Heading Charles’ bucket list has always been a trip to Hong Kong and Singapore, with Angkor Wat in the mix. Top of my list was South Africa, and if you are following my blogs you will know what a fantastic trip that was last year. See https://suddenly70.ca/2017/01/18/south-african-dream-2/, https://suddenly70.ca/2017/02/03/south-african-dream-pt-1/, https://suddenly70.ca/2017/02/17/more-south-african-dream/, https://suddenly70.ca/2017/03/11/african-dream-come-true/ . Now it was time […]Read more "Notes from the Road: The Far East Part 1"
My biggest fear when I booked this trip and when I got on the small aircraft that took us to Sabi Sands from Nelspruit, was that I wouldn’t see The Big Five. When our small plane landed on a narrow airstrip in the bush and it came to a stop, we were met by our […]Read more "African Dream Come True"
The Cape Winelands in South Africa is a particularly beautiful region of majestic mountains and valleys, small historic towns, breathtaking scenery and wine estates. We visited two areas, Franschoek and Stellenbosch, but one of the highlights was a stop at the Cheetah Outreach Center. Our grand daughter, Rose, has a fascination with Cheetahs so I […]Read more "More South African Dream"
Cape Town was a mystery to me. I knew only that it was in South Africa and by the sea. Many friends who had visited there said it was a must do. Although I was anxious to get to the animals in Sabi Sand, I listened to their advice about a visit to Cape Town. […]Read more "South African Dream Pt. 1"
I have always adored animals and for years dreamt of going to Africa to see them up close. It took me time to figure out where to go, but finally I settled on South Africa. This was my bucket list choice, and frankly Charles was not that keen. He said we could go to The Wild […]Read more "South African Dream"
It is that time of year; the wonderful, crazy, breathless Christmas season. My intention was to write about our incredible South African trip before we got deep into Christmas, but alas it will have to wait for a few weeks. We are heading off on a month long journey which of course I will record […]Read more "South Africa coming soon"