October 2017

27
Oct

Venda – hiking through forest, rivers and waterfalls

After breakfast, we begin our hike through the forests to Makwarane, the first village on our itinerary. Before long, I assign my cane permanently to my back pack; with the rough and rocky terrain, it is more of a hindrance than a help to my mobility. I soon develop a technique that carries me through the six day hike, and

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12
Oct

World Sight Day 2017

Visual Disability Awareness Today for World Sight Day, my brother and I discussed and answered questions about living with Retinitis Pigmentosa; a rare genetic eye disease leading to blindness.

10
Oct

Venda Hiking Adventure – arrival in Mukambani Village

MY HIKING TRAVEL GROUP The conversation on the journey from the airport to Venda is so riveting, that even though I’m exhausted, I ditch my planned nap and tune in. In the travel group is Liam, a videographer, Pearl, a pharmacist turned property manager, Jana, an artist, Jenny, a former MK operative, who during apartheid was in exile for about a

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