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

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...
copmlcitaed. RESET
Planning for and making way for an 8 month trans-continental trip exposes some things. These things are none other than complicated. Complex in their essence, complicated in their existence and complicating in their influence, some things we realise cannot come with us… We realise our lives are complicated, very complicated. So, yes, we tick that b...
Groot Winterhoek – 13-16 August 2014
Part of Cape Nature’s vast portfolio of wilderness areas, the Groot Winterhoek Wilderness Area is situated about 2 hours north of Cape Town, south of the Cederberg catchment area. This elevated plateau which supplies the majority of fresh water to the homes of Capetonian’s, is home to one of the remotest of hiking trails in the Western Cape, i...
Cederberg – 10-13 August 2014
A few nights in the Cederberg proved to be more than just a few nights, but rather a full on adventure of some great outdoor exploring and pushing the limits. Staying in the Peerboom Hut just south of Algeria, proved to be a great ‘base camp’ from which we could explore the surrounding mountains. Due to the vast trails in the Cederberg we had to be...
Marloth Mountain Challenge – 27 September 2014
As I write this, I do so after 5 and a half months after I crossed the finish line of this incredible trail run. This is probably because it took a lot out of me physically in which I have been suffering with a chronic knee injury due to it; or should I say monster of an extreme run! As I recover, so I realise that timing is probably everything in ...

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