Acceptance, Change

So . . . almost two years of Covid Chaos have neatly kaiboshed our plans to move to Toronto . . . for now, anyway. Which means I need to change the name of my Blog site! (Ironical, my choice of name Pseudo Toronto Girl. Pseudo, indeed! Portentous back when I had No Idea.) Breathe…

Namibian Quirky

To wrap up our trip to Namibia, I share with you here some of the style and design quirks that caught my eye along the way. Always original, often with a sense of humour. In this respect, Namibia has it taped. Spotted in Swakopmund . . . Through a shop window A sign outside a…

Waterberg Wilderness

Plateau Lodge in the Waterberg Wilderness is the perfect respite from wildlife-searching eyes and NWR's disfunctionality (sorry, Namibia Wildlife Resorts!). One of three different accommodation options in this conservancy, it simply is the most sublime choice. Our unit sits in amongst massive red-sandstone boulders on a plateau at the foot of another plateau that rises…

Etosha & Colour

Etosha … it's all about three very distinct colours. Periwinkle blue (the sky), farm-butter yellow (the grasses), blinding snow-white (the salt pans). Etosha, after all, in the indigenous lingo, means "great white place". Fischer Salt Pan: blue, white, gold Oh, yes, of course. Etosha is also all about the animals. Migration-size herds of Burchell's zebra,…

Palmwag to Vingerklip

The dining room at Palmwag. It is open-sided at one end and it's here that everyone gathers each evening to take spectacular sunset shots. Palmwag Lodge in Damaraland, as we move northward in Namibia, has hitched up her skirts and become way sexier since the Gondwana Collection has taken over operations. The units have been…

Skeleton Coast, Namibia

Namibia's Skeleton Coast takes up 500 kilometres of the northwest of the Namib desert ― the oldest and driest desert on the planet, so they say. The early Portuguese explorers called it 'the Gates of Hell' because so many ships foundered along its coastline. The number of visible shipwrecks tell their own tale. An entrance…

Namibian Skies

It's been a long, long while since we've been to Namibia … so we're presently rectifying the problem. Double vaccinations, Namibian borders opened to South Africans, masks, sanitizer, and the Land Rover packed for three weeks … Off we set on a 6,000 kilometre road trip. Canyon Lodge's units set in amongst granite boulders with…