Tourism : Travel : Health


This is when you go with the flow, but make it as interesting as possible. If there is a guiding principle, it’s the universal one of value for money. Then you don’t get trapped in one class or category, but experience and compare them all, which makes what you know you like all the more enjoyable when you come to it.


You’ll never get far if you stick to the same road as everybody else, but you may get rich. So it’s best to determine from the outset how you are going to pay for your travels, and who you will share them with. Travel is the only thing that should be taken seriously, especially if it is you doing it for you.


It’s caveat emptor, and nothing gets more confused and abused for financial gain than ill health. That’s why those who offer practical solutions to keep you off pills and doctors bills get marginalised. It costs nothing to sleep 8 hours, exercise regularly, eat well, sit up straight and have regular sex. Well, you get my drift.


Motorbike Trip To Matopos Hills

The door to door mishap coincided with the timely return of another good Cargilfield friend, Ed Douglas-Miller, from a stint working on a game farm with the well-known conservationist Clive Walker. Ed was the source of the flawed intel that had landed me in trouble at Jan Smuts; he had arrived in South Africa a…

A Mountain Too High? PART ONE

I’d always thought not much could beat turning up unannounced on someone’s doorstep for shock value, until I turned up unannounced on someone’s doorstep to hear that they were dead. It’s definitely the higher card of the two. I’d like to play it myself some day, but turning up unannounced is somehow not so fashionable…

David and Goliath

  “First in the love of women First in the field of fight First in the death that brave men die That is the Douglas right!” Sometimes, it’s best not to know what you are getting yourself into. As was written in the letter that ended up in the hands of my Grandmother : – “When…

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