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Victoria Lines
Britain has the Hadrian’s Wall. China has its Great Wall. Malta has the Victoria Lines. Stretching across the width of its main island, the Victoria Lines in Malta was built by the British army in the late 19th century along the edge of a natural escarpment to defend the island from invasion. Utilised in the Second World War, the Victoria Lines con...
Crossing Borders – Relationships Matter
The title gives it away – it’s all about relationships. Sojourning 2015  has enabled us to cross many international borders. Crossing borders has highlighted to us that these are based on prerequisites of permission, but underlined by a relationship between our own nation and that of the one(s) we pass through. So, using permissions as a backd...
Triglav
There is a tradition that exits that every Slovenian is expected to summit Triglav (2860m) at least once in their lifetime. The ‘conquering’ of this summit is usually celebrated in rather the most bazaar of ways. This cultural norm is underpinned by an inspirational active lifestyle value that most if not all Slovenian’s adhere too. It is no wonder...
Coffee Treat – the Cookie Factory
Zagreb, Croatia’s capital and city of blue, is well known for the invention of the cravat and home to the very first telephone conversation. Today, Zagreb is known for its incredible coffee culture. With café’s dotted all over the city, each Saturday at midday, people enjoy their favourite cup of gold at their favourite spot while they people watch...
Eden?
“I wonder what Eden must have been like?” was one question that came across our minds as we ran through the popular Plitvice National Park, central Croatia. A UNESCO World Heritage site and most visited of all of Croatia’s National Parks, Plitvice boasts incredible scenery that embodies raw Creation in its clear blue lakes and unique travertine roc...
Journeying – Part 1
We are all on a journey. Each of our journeys have reasons behind them. The Apostle Paul had a reason behind his well-known Missionary Journeys. Christianity, the only religion in the world which places so much significance on places, largely has Paul to thank in its spread. The Apostle Paul has been one of the reasons for us embarking on our Sojou...
Coffee revelations – Coffee House Patmos
Situated in the Dodacanese complex of islands, Eastern Greece, the island called Patmos boasts something rather unique, small and what one may call idyllic in coffee terms. Finding Coffee House Patmos, started and owned by entrepreneur Manolhs Isihos, was revealed to us by doing nothing other than wondering the streets of the port town of Skal...
Mythical Mountain
There’s something about a mountain. We don’t quite know what, but there’s something mysterious about mountains that never cease to amaze. Maybe it’s the awe one feels when looking at them, or maybe it’s the sense of wonder standing on top of one looking down. Mount Olympus is such a mountain – mythical in more than one sense of the word. Mount Olym...
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 ...

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