MORE THAN A MILLENNIUM DOME | Darrin Henry
The Hagia Sofia museum in Istanbul, Turkey, is a treasure trove of photographic possibilities; a stunning architectural fantasy of a building filled with light and shadow gliding softly across the ancient marble surfaces. In a city
52 STEPS BACK TO CONSTANTINOPLE | Darrin Henry
As man-made water reservoirs go, the Basilica Cistern in Istanbul, Turkey, known also as the ‘Yerebatan Cistern,’ is probably one of the most amazing. Hidden below the ancient city of Constantinople, now Istanbul of course, this
ROOM WITH A MAGICAL VIEW | Sharon Henry
The week before our visit to Istanbul, microscopic plankton invaded the Bosphorus strait and turned the water such a dazzling turquoise it made headline news around the world. The tiny organisms were still working their magic
CAPE TOWN IN WINTER IS THE BEST | Sharon Henry
Blessed with in-your-face natural beauty and a fascinating culture it’s easy to see why Cape Town tops travel lists the world over. Did you know visiting Cape Town in winter is just as enjoyable and also a lot cheaper.
A VISIT TO CAPE TOWN’S MOST FAMOUS ATTRACTION | Darrin Henry
The little furry animal on Table Mountain, the Rock Hyrax or ‘dassie,’ is just another of the delightful surprises for visitors to one of the world’s new seven wonders of nature, this iconic landmark towering over Cape Town.
SPICING UP MY LIFE IN CAPE TOWN | Darrin Henry
A Cape Malay cooking experience in the colourful, central Cape Town district of Bo Kaap has truly caught me by surprise in that I am now inspired to cook. Properly, I should add.
THE BEST THING ABOUT CAPE TOWN IS | Sharon Henry
Cape Town is home to a diverse mix of 3.74 million people and together with the stunning scenery, amazing wildlife and remarkable history it oozes culture with plenty of attitude.
Strolling along the beach at Sea Point and manoeuvring through the bustle of Long Street
THE NIGHT WE SAW GEORGE’S BABY | Darrin Henry
Theatre in the Backyard was a performance drama like nothing I have ever seen before; energetic, emotional and at times a little uncomfortable to watch such was the realism.
The whole production uses an ordinary backyard in Nyanga
COFFEE STOP AT THE V&A WATERFRONT, CAPE TOWN | Darrin Henry
At Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront, even as we enter the Mugg & Bean coffee shop, the smell of muffins and other savouries made our heads swivel like cartoon characters following wispy aroma trails.
SPEAKING MY LANGUAGE IN TURKEY | Darrin Henry
When we travel people always ask if we speak other languages. Although the answer is “no, just English,” really, that’s not completely true.
Today on the streets of Istanbul, my international language of ‘football’ helped me out, yet again.