Archives for June 2011

Sutherland – the coldest place in South Africa

Day one of our latest trip through South Africa took us from Cape Town to Sutherland in the heart of the Karoo recently. Unfortunately the heavens opened up as we drove out of Cape I have wanted to visit Sutherland for many years – since the telescope SALT (Southern Africa Large Telescope) was built and I […]

Old Biscuit Mill Market Woodstock Cape Town

Imagine a fresh fruit, meat and fish market, imagine a beer hall, imagine a selection of the finest wines to taste, imagine food stalls offering taste sensations from many different cultures around the world and roll them all in to one!  One great experience all under one tent – and that is the Neighbour Goods […]

Melkkos Recipe from Ant’ Julie Paternoster

Melkkos is the perfect comfort food. It is very easy to make and is very Yummy. Ingrediants 150g Flour 60g butter pinch of salt 1 free range egg 1 Litre Milk 2 cinamon sticks 20g sugar Ground Cinamon for serving Equipment 2 clean hands Sense of humour Surface to make the Pasta Medium Pot Glass […]

Road Trip kicks off today

Today we leave for our long overdue road trip, for Manic Travellers it has been about 5 weeks not travelling and we’re suffering withdrawal symptoms. First stop – Sutherland in the Karoo, our timing is not too bad, just past New Moon, so with clear skies we should get a fab view of the sky […]

Mizen Head Lighthouse – Top of the list so far!

Slowly but very surely we are making our way through the lighthouses of the world in our quest to find the top 10.  Lighthouses, by there very nature at such amazing places, so tranquil and refreshing usually surrounded by hills, mountains, cliffs and of course the sea crashing onto the rocks below. The squall of seagulls […]


Hey guys, check out my post on Tiny’s cooking tomorrow, under Tiny’s recipes… This evening he will be making a Thai Green Chicken Curry with hormone free, steroid free and true free range chicken – yum yum! and he will be trying his hand at the Melkkos dessert using Aunty Julie’s recipe from Paternoster Lodge.. I […]

Winter Solstice Festival 2011 – the gathering of the clans

A beer warming event – a must if you are in the area!! Join the annual Solstice Festival on the 4th of June 2011 at the Ale House in Broederstroom (Hartebeespoort Dam), the best micro-brewed beer festival in the country. There’s plenty to occupy you at the festival.There will be  live music, some awesome food and taste […]

Traveling to Europe from the States

Are you planning a trip to Europe?  Just like any other vacation there will be a list of things to do in order to pull it off without a hitch.  But, unlike any other vacation there are a few more things to tick off your list.  When you travel to Europe there will be some […]

Negotiating the Maze of Car Rentals – regardless of which country you are in

When you fly to your vacation destination you are often faced with the necessity of renting a car.  In some cities, such as New York, a car can be more of a liability than an asset.  But, in the rest of the United States for example renting a car can actually cut the costs of […]

Wacky Wine Weekend

If you are wondering what to get up to this coming weekend and you are in South Africa, I can very STRONGLY recommend the Wacky Wine Weekend in Robertson wine valley. This festival has evolved over the years from a small annual event where the few wine estates from the Roberston area would hire an […]