The Slave Lodge in Cape Town, South Africa

The Slave Lodge in Cape Town, South Africa

During my trip to Cape Town, South Africa, I took a (free) walking tour of some of the streets and came upon this building, the Slave Lodge. Unfortunately, I could not go inside because I was part of the tour and time constraints did not (MORE)

Visiting a 100-year old Restaurant

Visiting a 100-year old Restaurant

Some time back I undertook a trip from my bucket list – drive the entire length of Ontario’s Highway 401. The 401 starts near Ontario’s border with Quebec in the east end and ends in Windsor in the west, and is close to 1900 kilometers (MORE)

A South Indian Treatment for Backpain

A South Indian Treatment for Backpain

I have been battling some lower back and knee issues for a while. Never on a permanent basis, but on-and-off for a few years. Since recently, however, I felt my back was acting up again affecting my yoga and other healthy living plans, so it (MORE)

The “Facit trap”

The “Facit trap”

This is a photo of a Facit calculator I took in Sri Lanka. Facit mechanical calculators were designed and manufactured by the Swedish giant Facit AB, which was founded about a hundred years ago. I think this particular one was Facit Model TK, and it (MORE)

Wildfires giving a red tint to sun, moon

Wildfires giving a red tint to sun, moon

Sunrises, sunsets and moon – whether it is waxing, waning or in full moon phase – can be beautiful. Especially when the sun is so reddish during the sunrise or sunset. During the past week, however, the sun had been beautiful even during the late (MORE)

Mountains beyond sea

Mountains beyond sea

There is something beautiful when beyond the quite waters of a sea you can see mountains. This was the scene when I looked out of my hotel room in Cairns, Australia. Of course, the well-maintained seaside accentuated the beauty of the sea and the rolling (MORE)

Hindu temple – sri lanka

Hindu temple – sri lanka

Hindu temples are very ornate, with intricate carvings telling stories from Hinduism. And south Indian-tradition inspired temples have tall structures at the entrance or entrances. Called gopuram, they are tall and located at the entrance or entrances and easily are the most visible structure of (MORE)

CUBA’S OLDEST CHURCH – IN REMEDIOS

CUBA’S OLDEST CHURCH – IN REMEDIOS

Remedios is considered the oldest, or at least one of the oldest, towns of Cuba with a history dating back to the 16th century. And one of the central landscapes of the city is the Church of San Juan Bautista. The church consists of a (MORE)