Vincent van Walt's
Travel Journal

LevelSCOUT Four Years On

I’ve been reviewing  some LevelSCOUT pictures. Clearly I was trying to find the fusion of a jewel and elegance and "tough as old boots".  Hmmmm. Perhaps I didn't quite succeed but they reminded me...

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Jo’s School, Cape Town

We’d anchored our 1955 wooden sailing boat “Lady Ailsa” near the oyster beds on the south eastern leg of Newtown Creek and it was time for a shower and brunch. Yarmouth would provide both. It’s...

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Van Walt SA (Pty) Limited

The girl behind the Avis desk at Cape Town Airport sported intimidatingly large breasts and couldn’t find my reservation. It happens a lot; the not finding the reservation I mean. I am an Avis preferred...

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Jaume Ampuy 1920-2019

It is with great sadness that I let you know that Jaume Ampuy died peacefully, today, Saturday 14th December 2019 at the age of 99 in Sant Cugat Hospital near Barcelona. His daughter Montse, grandson Miguel...

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Travels with Tracey

The Nevada section of the interstate from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes you through the Mojave Desert. It runs straight and is totally uninspiring and there’s little to recommend it apart from Peggy...

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Castles in the Sand

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Travelling with your children

I call it the stairway to hell but of course it isn’t. But I imagine it could be, long, bleak and foreboding but it only leads, after mile long travellators, to gates B at Heathrow’s terminal 2.

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I’d pick more daisies

“When in Rome do as the Romans” is mostly a wise attitude and usually works well but I’d caution the traveller to be circumspect when applying this adage to culinary experiences. After a 14 hour...

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Save the drama for the llama

I wonder whether I can do this.

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