Travel Diary

How not to photograph a marathon

28 Mar 2018, Posted by Fungai Tichawangana in Travel Diary

The Two Oceans Marathon is coming up in Cape Town at the end of this week. I have seen the excited posts from some of my running friends who are participating this year. It’s a big deal, this race; over 25,000 runners from all over…

New year’s adventure in Mombasa

13 Jan 2018, Posted by Verity Norman in Places, Travel Diary

Happy 2018! There’s nothing that helps you feel more like you “belong” in a place than hosting guests! We had such a fun couple of weeks over the holidays with a visit from my mum who came all the way from Cape Town to see…

A Kenyan welcome from Wyan, Wyan & Wyan

18 Oct 2017, Posted by Verity Norman in Travel Diary

We arrived in Machakos, Kenya in August 2016 with too many heavy suitcases, some excitement tempered by bucket loads of anxiety. Nips was not yet one year old, and we were more than a little nervous about relocating to a place where we knew nobody…

African coffee is following me in America

06 Oct 2017, Posted by Verity Norman in Travel Diary

One thing that’s consistent as I travel around the world is my need for a strong cup of really good coffee – before 9am. Some (like Fungai!) have called me a “coffee snob.” Perhaps. All I know is that I love it and I am…