.WHAT RACE ARE YOU RUNNING?RUNNING THE RACE OF ADVENTURE

Sojourning – what it’s really like
Things aren’t always what they seem. Without intent, our Tales, mostly shown through photographs, don’t tell the complete Tale. There’s always a tale behind the Tale. These are no smiles, just gritting teeth in experiencing pain on the longest day (22km) of the Jesus Trail, Israel.   Sojourning 2015 isn’t always what is seems. This Tale gives ...
Turkey – The Other Side
Generally, tourists stick out. This is no less true for Eastern Turkey, or what we call ‘The Other Side’. Not only did we stick out due to its quiet tourist stream, but The Other Side of Turkey is more remote, higher in altitude, therefore a little more extreme, older in antiquity and arguably more beautiful than the more well-known Western-side of...
Coffee Delight – Coffeedocia
Being driven in a dolmuş (a SA equivalent of a taxi, but not quite) down a valley in central Turkey into Goreme – town of Cappadocia, we were reminiscing about how the word “cappuccino” can be ‘rhymed’ with “Cappadocia”. We came up with Cuppaccidocia! Extended travel can have this effect on one… Well, to our surprised (Turkish) delight, t...
Cypriot Meandering
Laidback. That pretty much sums up Cyprus. With the history we were after, we managed to meander through some amazing scenes and places – some off the beaten track and some with the flow of tourists. This, while enjoying some Third Wave coffee vibes at Gloria Jeans Coffees.   Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus St Hilarion Castle (inspiration ...
Jesus Trail
Tales are easy to read. Even writing a Tale is somewhat easy. Yet, some Tales are not so easy to create. This is true for the Jesus Trail. This 72 km, 5 day, 4 night hiking trail which traverses the lands of our Saviour Jesus from his home town of Nazareth to Capernaum (Matthew 4:13-16) alongside the Sea of Galilee has probably been one of our toug...
Coffee Fix – Cofix
It was hot, very hot. Not only this, but sojourning through our forth country in as many weeks brought about a weariness that something had to fix. Well, we found the fix – Cofix. Found only in Israel, Cofix was formed simply because there was a gap in the market – a gap that needed filling by a simple solution of providing each and every product i...
Dana Biosphere
Just a little further North from Wadi Rum, lies an expansive reserve known as Dana Biosphere. This part of Jordan just drew me, Joseph, to experience this part of nature, on the trails, on the run… Before I set off, a little fuel was required…a blend from Athanor in Dahab, Egypt! This is my Tale: 16km in total – trail running bliss! Behind every gr...
Tea Break – Bedouin Style
Drinking tea, lots of tea, is a favourite past time, or rather, a favourite beverage for the Bedouin living in the Wadi Rum of Jordan. This tea, experienced in the smallest of cups, is a mixture of natural resources grown in the desert. These ingredients consist of hibiscus, cardamom and a bit of cinnamon, as well as added sugar or honey. Prep...
Antiquitus Exodus
The exit from South Africa was historical in nature, progressive in time and advancing in antiquity. Backwards! From the modern skyscrapers in Dubai to the white marble of Athens, to the even more ancient dusty sandstone sculptures and mountians in Egypt, it was a literal stepping back in time as we commenced our sojourning...   Dubai, UA...
Coffee Break – Dubai Coffee Museum
  Nestled amongst a souk in the original part of the city of Dubai, so this small, cosy, relaxed gem of antiquity stands out like the aroma of a contemporary speciality café. The Dubai Coffee Museum is a melting pot of cultures and showcases a connection of the past and present of the world of coffee – everything from the first methods in roas...
A journey within a journey – sojourning…
What’s in a title? What does it mean? It is this very title that has come about by our own interest – our interest of travelling, travelling then staying and then travelling some more. A journey you ask? Yes, but more than that – sojourning. Getting to this point has been a journey – a journey in obtaining the right equipment for the journey, testi...
Coffee Break / Journeying Part 2
Every journey requires a break, or does it not? This journey as outlined in Coffee Journeying is a break in itself, in two ways: firstly, as a reader of this, take a break and view this coffee journey, part 2; and secondly, there’s a ‘break’ in a new development that this journey promised in the last Tale, namely, three improvements requi...

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