Around the Cape Peninsula

It was in the early hours of the morning when I stepped off the plane in Cape Town. The arrival in the second country I’ve visited in Africa was very different from when I walked across the tarmac at the Kilimanjaro Airport in Tanzania four years ago. The most noticeable difference was the missing smell […]

Postcard from Pt. Reyes

Pt. Reyes National Seashore is a place which has given me many happy memories over the years and it was only natural that I wanted to visit it again. I have seen it with the sun shining brightly and in thick, moist fog, and always the wind tousling my hair. It was there I took […]


About half a year before my trip to the US, I was listening to NPR and happened to hear about Lotusland, a large garden in Santa Barbara. It sounded interesting and after looking it up online, I asked my aunt if she had ever been. She answered she hadn’t even heard of it and would […]