It is in our hands

Yesterday, I read the story of Eddie Jaku, a ninety-four year-old Holocaust survivor who spends his time nowadays sharing his story with visitors at the Sydney Jewish Museum. Twice he was sent to Auschwitz. The first time he escaped (undoing the floor boards of the train carriage) but he was not so lucky the second…

The Beautiful Waterfalls of Iceland

We were treated to a glorious sunrise on the morning of our drive from Selfoss to Vik. Once again, beautiful blue skies greeted us and we could not wait to get started. Bumping into Joe whilst we were checking out, he surprised us with an itinerary, complete with cartoon sketches. of his favourite stops. It…

Geysirs and Gulfoss

You know you are getting close to the Haukadalur geothermal area when from a distance you see the eruption of the Strokkur (“the churn”) geyser. In this famous geyser field in Iceland, this is the only reliable geyser. However, that was not always the case. For some time, there was the great Geysir which was…

Þingvellir and the Holy Grail

Blue skies and sunshine. Like night and day, Iceland transformed itself into the perfect morning on the first day of our drive. Packing everything into our cars, the first leg on our itinerary was the Golden Circle. I am not certain how the Golden Circle got its name. It is neither about gold or even…

Dancer in South Africa

Entertainment between courses at the Gold Restaurant in Capetown. In between the giant Mali puppets (in the background), this dancer took the limelight with his energetic display of African dance. The faster the drummers went, the faster he would go. The pace was frenetic! We were exhausted just watching him trying to outdo the drummers.…

The Northern Lights

All of a sudden the magic lantern’s wick burst into flame And lo, God’s flaring torches joined in a beautiful game. Far and wide they soared through space and waded the depths of blue, and the darting flashes of colour lit the path to Earth through No mortal tongue can truly make God’s glory clear…