From the Drakensberg to the Jungfrau slopes:- A story of a beginner world traveller!

From a WhatsApp message in December to boarding the aircraft in March … from the Drakensberg to the Alps! My first tour overseas was really an eye-opener; something that showed me how small my world really is. And how I only thought that I was informed. It was an experience of learning how much there […]
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Somewhere over the rainbow …

If there is one place on earth where all rainbows meet up, it will surely be in Keukenhof, the Netherlands. This former kitchen garden (hence the name) has since the 15th century developed into one of the foremost flower gardens in the world. With more than 7 million bulbs – of which just more than […]
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Three medieval German treasures

When one tackles Europe, there are definitely three types of attractions on your list: art museums, cathedrals and maybe a castle or two. Art museums are normally limited to the most well-known, such as the Louvre in Paris or the Rijksmuseum on Amsterdam. Neuschwanstein, Versailles and Chambord are without a doubt at the top of […]
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Belgium invites Catalans to claim asylum, but not Boers and Afrikaners, who are also being oppressed and persecuted?

A Belgian minister has said “Catalan people who feel politically threatened can ask for asylum in Belgium. That includes President Puigdemont. This is 100 percent legal,” Theo Francken, the state secretary for asylum and migration, told public broadcaster VRT late on Saturday. Catalonia’s president (now in exile), Carles Puigdemont, says he’s not seeking asylum in Belgium, after fleeing […]
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A white family from SA’s refugee claim for asylum in Canada rejected

A white family from South Africa has had their refugee claim for asylum in Canada rejected, having been accused of submitting “white-supremacist hate literature” to bolster their claims of violence by the black majority in their homeland. The claim of the family of six was based on being white South Africans at risk of persecution […]
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Refugee status no easy way out

AfriForum often receives enquiries about refugee status because people feel increasingly unsafe. The civil rights organisation is convinced that Afrikaners – who know no other home – are able to lead a meaningful and sustainable existence in peace with other communities, here on the southernmost tip of Africa. Even if you are worried about the […]
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A HEAVY matter – what one should take along and what should be left behind

When travelling or migrating, one of the most difficult questions is what one should take along and what should be left behind. Sometimes emotions prevail and what you decide on, will be of little use when you eventually arrive at your destination. Windows and beds, for example, are not the same standard size all over […]
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Worldwide’s one-of-a-kind World Guide

Mrs Ball’s Chutney, Ouma rusks, All Gold tomato sauce, Rooibos, Niknaks, biltong and droëwors. These products are as proudly South African as Sarie Marais or a barn dance on a Saturday evening. World Wide’s World Guide is the place where you can shop around in your own area for truly South African products. Betsy’s South […]
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Starting your life in France

If you are one of the lucky ones moving to France, then this post is for you. The four-year anniversary of our move here will be coming up in November. I can’t believe how quickly time has gone by and how much I have learned (and am still learning). Living in a smaller town has […]
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Help, my children are emigrating!

When your children decide to leave the country permanently, you suddenly have to outface quite a few challenges. The well-known columnist Cecile Cilliers says people are surprised when they hear that she has three children on three different continents. “How on earth do you endure that?” they want to know. “In the long run, one […]
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