Aspire Art Auctions offers major artworks on Summer Cape Town sale

Fresh from the remarkable successes of its recent Johannesburg auction in November 2017, Aspire Art Auctions is lining up another top roster of high-quality fine art in its upcoming Summer sale. Alexis Preller – Gold Angel The last auction sale demonstrated Aspire’s expertise in each of the major segments of historic, modern and contemporary art, […]
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Discover the magic of spectacular Zermatt in the Swiss Alps

We feel the train engage the cogs as it rattles its way up the steep incline. Outside the wide windows, we pass rocky canyons, pine-covered mountain slopes and wildflower-covered meadows. My wife and I are comfortable and warm but outside the snowy white peaks are wrapped with cloud. The train crawls through tunnels and across […]
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Three days alone in Paris: the dos and don’ts

If you (like I did) thought that Paris welcomes you with the soft sound of accordion music and the smell of fresh croissants, think again! Yes, Paris is a charming and unique city with world-renowned monuments, historic paintings and intimate little restaurants, but at the same time it is a jumble of tourists, pedlars and […]
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What you need to know before visiting the Margaret River area in Australia

While the area is quite popular for its beaches, famous landmarks and beautiful natural wonders, it boasts a huge following of wine-loving travellers to its amazing wineries. If you are looking to see as much as possible then make sure to travel there during Australia’s months of summer – which usually begin in December and […]
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Europe tour: Denmark – Phillip Grobler

Our first stop on our European tour was Denmark. This place is really amazing! It is clean, filled with fresh air and everything works! For the first part we stayed at our friend’s family. It was a lovely time and we enjoyed the countryside. For the last part we visited Copenhagen and spent two days […]
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The De Hoge Veluwe National Park and the Kröller-Müller Museum

About an hour’s drive from Amsterdam you get to one of the largest continuous nature reserves in the Netherlands. The De Hoge Veluwe National Park lies between the towns of Apeldoorn, Ede and Arnhem in the province of Gelderland. Geologists and geographers will keep you busy for hours on end about the geological history of […]
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Celebrating the life of Diana, Princess of Wales

I visited Kensington Palace on 25 May 2017 to view the new dress exhibition “Diana: Her Fashion Story – The definitive dress exhibition”. I recognised all the dresses and it reaffirmed what an impact Princess Diana made even on me – living in South Africa at that time. It was wonderful to see these dresses […]
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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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Weekend reflection: What you focus on gets bigger and bigger

We arrived in South Africa just more than a week ago and we still enjoy every moment! At the moment Krugersdorp is our base, but we have already been to Pretoria, Harties, Bloemfontein, Wesselsbron and Parys. Especially Bloemfontein was special to me (it helped that the Boks drew!). My godparents have lived in Bloemfontein all […]
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Fact flash: the Voortrekker Monument

This 43-meter high granite monument was inaugurated in 1949. It commemorates the pioneers, called the Voortrekkers, who moved into the interior of South Africa between 1834 and 1854 in search of freedom and self-government. It is the only Afrikaner monument declared to be a Grade 1 National Heritage Site after 1994. The site combines elements […]
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