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Tag Archives: History

In search of my grandmother’s old stomping grounds

I’m back after way too long for a little road trip in South Africa … Growing up, I remember my grandmother speaking often about towns like Trompsburg, Edenburg, Colesberg and … Continue reading

April 25, 2018 · 1 Comment

A private visit to the Fort de Flemalle

I’m nearly done here but just before I end this journey I thought I would post about my visit to the “Fort de Flemalle” outside Liège. The fort is one of … Continue reading

March 20, 2016 · 1 Comment

Exploring a small corner of Belgium’s mining legacy

Liège, in the east of Belgium, is tied closely to the extraction of coal. After originally being known as a trade centre, the city was built on the back of … Continue reading

March 5, 2016

The spot where druids used to play

I promised that I would post more photos from my visit to the village of La Haye-de-Routot in Normandy. This community, just south of the Forêt de Brotonne, would probably have been … Continue reading

February 28, 2016

Ariary Diptychs & Triptychs

Madagascar’s currency is the Ariary. Try saying that fast, over and over again! In the 1920s Madagascar gained the Malagasy Franc (FMG) as its currency – pegged to the French … Continue reading

December 4, 2015 · 6 Comments

How to lose one’s finger and other tall tales

Warning. This post is a hotbed of micro-aggression. It contains ridiculously long words which may cause distress to anyone who struggled to read as a child. Also, it may be particularly traumatic … Continue reading

November 30, 2015 · 5 Comments

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