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Experience History Where It Happened


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A quaint doorway in Old Town Alexandria

As George Washington’s adopted hometown, Alexandria is a “best of” when it comes to the spectrum of sites and events associated with the nation’s first president.

And only eight miles south of Old Town Alexandria, lies the most visited historic estate in America: George Washington’s Mount Vernon. This is the general’s former home which continues bustling centuries later!

Following on from my post about ferrying to Alexandria earlier this week, I wish to dedicated this post to “Mount Vernon” – home to George Washington – as well as the neighbourhood that houses it, Alexandria, where Washington called home.

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Blog, Wimberley

A Day Trip To Wimberley!


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On May 25, 2015, the town was hit by catastrophic flooding during the 2015 Texas–Oklahoma floods, along the Blanco River which flows through town.

I found a magnificent student town recently called Wimberley outside of San Antonio – what a fantastic place! It reminds me of Grahamstown in South Africa. (more…)

Blog, Daily, Nashville

Chandeliers + Country Music


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Stage of Country Music Awards 2016 (Dolly Parton received her Lifetime Achievement Award)

I can still hear it now… the strumming of guitar strings + the smokey voice of Chris Stapleton singing “Whiskey and You” at 2016’s Country Music Awards in Nashville. He was a nominee in various categories + received the award for “Male Vocalist of the Year”. The Bridgestone Arena was an incredible space to host the event, which was speckled with stars being cheered on by an enthusiastic crowd of country music fans. I’m so thrilled I was able to go! Country Music is definitely a signature Texan sound – very different from the sounds I’m used to in South Africa! (more…)