BY BRENDAN BOYLE
I could just try to describe how beautiful Tuscany is once you are away from the working cities and every word would be true.
Or I could start with some real world details about getting to our Vespas and getting away from the factory where they were made. Read More…
The last Times Explorer team has left the Wild Coast behind and tonight are in Hogsback, at the edge of the Amatola Mountains. Tomorrow they head for Bloemfontein and then Joburg and the end of the road.
PHOTO: The view from the Fisherman’s Tales bar at Coffee Bay on the Wild Coast, Eastern Cape.PICTURE: Kevin Sutherland
The Times Explorer got a rocket from a trainspotter and watched youths hunting field mice. You see the most amazing things in this country, if you travel slowly enough to look.
For more stories and pics, follow us on the TIMES EXPLORER.
PHOTO: The driver of Number 4074, peers from the locomotive cab at Donnybrook on Sunday May 30, 2010. PHOTO: Kevin Sutherland
The Times Explorer team is heading for Jo’burg, having spent the last couple of days making their way from Piet Retief to the frogging town of Chrissiesmeer and Ermelo. Here’s what they saw on the way.
Esa Alexander took the pictures.
The Times Explorer team ambled across country to Piet Retief and on to Amsterdam to check out its nightlife and red-light district. Things, as they discovered, are never quite what they seem.
The photo shows Amsterdam on Sunday night. Esa Alexander took the pictures. For more stories and photos, see Times Explorer.
As the seasons shift and the weather turns, the Times Explorer team ambled up to the little town of Clarens, roaming country roads lined with cosmos and jousting with scarecrows as they get closer to home.
The current Explorer team is on the home stretch today, meandering along back roads through the Free State’s eastern farming districts, the sort of place that you find whole families of scarecrows.
To read their latest road post, see the Times Explorer site.
Tomorrow, a new team heads to Durban via the Drakensberg and Alan Paton’s beloved country. If you have any advice about what they should see or where they could find some really nice places to eat, leave a comment on the site.
Our man in the Karoo, Lebohang Mashiloane, photographer on the current leg of the Times Explorer has been busy, firing on all cylinders. Check out his two slideshows – Through the valley and beyond: The road to Graaff-Reinet in pictures, and Desolation Angels - to see what the Explorer team has been getting up to.