Author: Cheryl King

Weekly Photo Challenge : Face in a Crowd

This week’s photo challenge is ‘A Face in a Crowd’.   I immediately thought of my visit to Warwick Junction,  Here trains, buses and taxis meet.  Over 400 000 commuters pass by while about 8000 vendors in the various markets sell their wares. It’s a hub of vibrant, colourful and energetic organized chaos.   This is my favourite mural – one of 6 painted by Faith 47.   Related posts http://cherylking.co.za/2018/01/24/weekly-photo-challenge-variations-theme/...

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Visit Ghandi’s House in Inanda – you won’t go Home Empty Handed

When Theresa, my sister, was out from the UK, we visited Ghandi’s House in  Inanda Valley.  Below is her account of our fascinating visit.   “You will not leave empty-handed”.   This was was the welcome we received as we arrive at one of Durban’s tourist attractions.  Used to the museums in the UK when the tour ends in a gift store, I imagined he was referring to me purchasing gifts and curios from a nearby shop.   Wondering where the shop was, we were guided to a tiny green cottage named Sarvodaya (meaning Well Being for All).  The building...

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Share my World : 22 January 2018

Thank you Cee for Share Your World.  Can’t believe its a month since I last submitted a post.  Here are my answers. List 2 things you have to be happy about? Oh dear, I have a long list of what to be happy about – will share just two. One is being able to walk along the beautiful promenade on the beachfront here in Durban.  I try to start my walk just before sunrise, this is my soul food.  I’m not alone,  many Durbanites (those who live in Durban) enjoy their mornings here before work.   You will meet cyclists, runners, ...

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African Black Oystercatcher : Bird of the Year

The African Black Oystercatcher (Haematopus moquini) BirdLife SA declared the magnificent African Black Oystercatcher was 2018’s Bird of the Year.  These birds have a happy story to tell, and it’s worth sharing. A visit to Cape Town wouldn’t be the same if I didn’t ‘bump’ into these beautiful jet black Oystercatchers with their strikingly red eyes and bill.  It’s almost a guarantee I’ll see them – whether it’s when visiting my brother at The Strand, walking along the promenade at Sea Point in Cape Town itself, or wandering around the West Coast. Recently I found a pair in Clansthal...

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