Old Mutual Two Oceans 56km – Why I Will Return To World’s Most Beautiful Marathon

Bronze 56km #OMTOM2017

Last Easter weekend I flew to Cape Town to enter my first race in the Mother City. Although I have been here before (part of Comrades race and Cape Town tour), there was something special about coming back to South Africa. Clearly I adore this continent with all its unique and colourful identity. As itsRead more

Drakensberg, South Africa – Kingdom of the Dragon + Chilli Discovery

Came across Drakensberg region when South African trail running racer, Ryno Griesel and Ryan Sandes smashed the Drakensberg Grand Traverse in 2014 – non-stop for 42 hours. With 3 months to go to the big race (more on this later) that require lots of climbing, it sounds like a perfect location to be after ComradesRead more

Durban, South Africa Calling and Spirit of Comrades

After a fabulous first time visit to South Africa last year, the land lures me back like a lion hungry for its kill. The inspiring video from South Africa Tourism convinced it well – the you that arrives won’t be the you that leaves. Durban reminisce Auckland in New Zealand, where I spent my youngRead more

Seychelles – another world and Creole discovery

Four Seasons Seychelles

A birthday invitation from a very good friend brought me to this magical islands – Republic of Seychelles. Happened to be coincidental with Praslin Culinary & Arts Fiesta but later postponed due bad weather. Straight from Chamonix and Geneva trip, off we landed to have a taste of pristine beaches and delicious Creole culinary thatRead more