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Traveling Fool

Lady Sylvia Ashley, London 1928

It’s official. I’m going to London this August!

Silky got her first taste of the travel bug when she embarked on a cruise to Northern Africa with the Duke and Duchess of Sutherland prior to her marriage to Lord Ashley. 121 more words

The Dark Side of Orientalism

Whilst we find ourselves singing along to one of Katy Perry’s latest songs ‘Dark Horse,’ captivated by the glitz and glamour of her art-pop ode to an Egyptian deity, there are deep-rooted problems of… 690 more words


My Challenge: Composing Travel Narratives when Edward Said's Ghost is Looking Over My Shoulder :(

I really hate Edward Said.  May he rest in peace.

I love his work.

Orientalism is one of those books, after which you’re never the same again.   1,148 more words


Gorgeous Gauteng Getaways

When you live in the hustle and bustle of Gauteng, sometimes you forget that there is beautiful countryside a short hop n’ skip away (or a Sho’t Left as the locals would say). 1,005 more words

South Africa

My Flowering Dragon's Valentine

St. Valentine’s Day may have originated in Roman times when a young priest named Valentine performed marriages against the emperor’s orders and Romantic Love was paired with this day through the poetry of Chaucer.   76 more words

New Jewelry

Religion. My Mother & Me. In "The Rocks"

In, not on, “The Rocks”

My last post on this subject I finished by stating that I met a Scot moved to The Rocks a move that changed my life forever, so time to elaborate. 1,213 more words


OUTFIT: How to channel the fashion flavours of the Orient for spring occasions

Designers like to take inspiration from far flung locations. This season they turned their fashion fantasies to the Far East. Just look at all those fabulous exotic floral prints and patterns not to mention kimono detailing in sleeves – think subtle or full on. 91 more words

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