Koln, when the night comes Paris and around Streets of Cork Johannesburg … shortly Between Limpopo and Mpumalanga

Koln, when the night comes

Koln (Cologne) made me laugh last time time I went there. Imagine a whole day of transports to reach the destination and the first place you see is a pub called the Corkonian. Anyway, if you have more time, the Cathedral is beautiful, the old town as well and carnival is a must do here!

Paris and around

View from above and from the heart, here are some souvenirs of a quick tour on a 14th of July.

Streets of Cork

Cork has a vibe. Between the remains of this ageing harbour and the attempts to keep it as a cultural hotspot, the life in this town suddenly becomes timeless.

Johannesburg … shortly

I was driving most of the time and had other excuses to just bring these photos back. There is a bit of everything from this world here really: between slums and luxury, modern skyscrapers and history … I take this as a humbling experience.

Between Limpopo and Mpumalanga

Huge, beautiful and diverse. Also between villages, townships, shops along the road and massive farms, you will have a lot to see and experience.  

A last set of snaps from Kruger park

I made more photos from the Kruger Park but will now move on to other places in South Africa after this last ones. Leaving this experience, I believe there is here a hard compromise between tourism and nature. I still smile when I think about the ways camps are surrounded by fences: I felt like […]

Cork, sky, streets and river

I have found these view from Cork sad, dark, but also joyful and restful.

Africa as most of europeans imagine it

… Or at least people from the previous century…

Landscapes and Elephants at Kruger’s park

I could have stayed a month in this beautiful part of the planet. but it is time to go on these last photos from this national reserve in South Africa.

Shiduli Private Game Reserve, Limpopo

Apart from this racist American Lady guest* who thought my (black) father was a servant, I would probably have regretted to leave this elegant private reserve. I definitely recommend the experience as everything was perfect and down to the microscopic detail. Coming from a mixed background here in Europe, South Africa comes as a cultural […]

Blackrock Castle – Cork city

Let’s make a quick tour in the area of Cork, where a small but noticeable fortification has now been converted to an Observatory. Ideally reached with a bicycle, this castle has a restaurant as well and the coastal walk is actually beautiful.

Lowveld View – The green African Colorado

Here is a breath taking view of a green canyon. Located in the Mpumalanga, the Blyderiver has patiently shaped this natural wonder for centuries. I also have to recommend the hole road across the natural reserve and other points of views. I could not do all of them as I drove there a day after […]

Kruger Park day 2

Life is everywhere in the Kruger park. The park is extremely well maintained and all directions are well indicated. the circulation at night is restricted so every minutes of sun count. Most of the animals are used to the road traffic … apparently.

Kruger Park – entering the park

A couple of days of magic, to witness the beauty of this protected place on earth, there was so much to see in the Kruger Park! I felt lucky to witness what so many people fight to preserve. I will post more pictures in a next article. I believe I was one of these typical […]

Lisbon Falls

On the Road in Mpumalanga, you can stop at the Lisbon Falls.  With 92 meters, they are certainly the highest waterfalls in South Africa. It was even more impressive after the cyclone.

Pilgrim’s Rest, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Before famous for its gold mines, Pilgrim’s Rest is now a charming and famous  touristic stop in Mpumalanga. It is particularly interesting to visit and understand how this yellow stone shaped this area and the country.

UCC and surroundings

Cork without the University College could be like Harry Poter without Hogwarts or The Shining without the Overlook hotel…. lame wouldn’t it be? Anyway I leave these photos and will walk later on the other side of the city.

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