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The Faces of Africa


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Tami Scripps

I wrote before about Lesotho – the African Kingdom I visited last October. Now, I’d like to put faces to the name. Here are some children at an orphanage in Maseru, the capital. There are also pictures of children I met while on my way to a school in the Maluti Mountains. The culture and history of Lesotho are so rich, it’s impossible not to fall in love with the people and the kingdom. Stay tuned for a piece on a spiritual cave nearby…. where a prophetess used to give healings and prophecies in the 1800s about the future of this kingdom. Have you ever considered going to South Africa? I’d love to know your thoughts + questions!

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“Dumela” means “Hello” in Sotho
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A child smiling at an orphanage in Maseru
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Children ride donkeys to school in the morning
Thaba Bosiu Cultural Village
Thaba Bosiu Cultural Village
Tami Scripps Thaba Bosiu Cultural Village
Thaba Bosiu Cultural Village
Thaba Bosiu Cultural Village
Lesotho Food
A buffet breakfast
Lesotho food granadilla
Granadilla
Lesotho
Lesotho Hotel in Maseru …. the Basotho hat is the symbol of the country
Lesotho Herder
A cattle herder in the Maluti Mountains
Lesotho Herder
Herding cattle
Monastery Lesotho
A monastery outside Lesotho

 

 

Austin, Blog, Daily

Tropical Paradise in The Heart of Austin


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Lake Austin Spa is an oasis on Lake Austin in gorgeous Austin, Texas! Catch it on a warm Spring or Summer day and you’ll have an almost tropical experience you won’t soon forget.

With crystal blue waters, the lake looks positively enticing as you sit and relax by the pool or on the patio in what can be the blistering heat of the Spring and Summer months.

I personally think this is a fabulous photo shoot location for aspiring models and actresses who are needing new headshots in an uplifting environment. I love the interior design, and the background of the water is just fabulous!

Lake Austin Spa Resort is tucked away in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. It has been ranked the #1 Resort in Texas & the Southwest by Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards.

Tucked away in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, our all-inclusive luxury spa resort offers a truly unique experience, where we cater to your well-being and provide a sanctuary for rest and renewal. – website

Join them on Twitter, Facebook + Instagram.

Highlights

+ It’s accommodation includes beautifully designed guest rooms, with all-inclusive packages for guests who wish to enjoy gourmet meals, fitness activities and luxury spa treatments along with that.

+ They have 2,3,4,5,6 or 7-night packages available with various room options.

+ They often host expert guest speakers who come to discuss a variety of topics. Conference scheduling can be viewed here.

+ They offer various health & fitness classes, including yoga and cooking demonstrations. View their calendar here.

+ They have delicious resort dining which offers guests various healthy options to enjoy in between treatments. I had the grilled atlantic salmon with fingerling potatoes, fava beans, lemon salsa and the satureja herb cream. See the entire menu here.

Lake Austin Spa
The view at reception
Lake Austin Spa
Snacks are laid out daily
Crystal infused water
Vita Juwel is a new company I discovered while staying here!

Lake Austin Spa

The Conservatory Garden House is stunning

Orange honeysuckle decorates the pergola
Blog, Daily, Miami

Plan Your Trip To Miami Now!


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Taken at The Ritz South Beach

Greetings! I was browsing some of my photos and I came across these delicious little moments from a trip to Miami! I felt inspired to write about my recommendations, especially seeing as it’s officially Summer here in North America. (more…)

Atlanta, Blog, Daily

Oakland Cemetery Atlanta


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Grave of Margaret Mitchell, author of “Gone With The Wind” at Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia

3 Things I love this June

  1. This blog called “I am not a stalker” by a woman who writes about famous film locations such as Marilyn Monroe spots
  2. This instagram feed by a gemstone lover and self-proclaimed “crystal temptress”
  3. The documentary on Netflix called “Diana: In Her Own Words” (watch it, now.)

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Blog, Daily, San Diego

San Diego: An Ocean Lover’s Dream!


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The view from “La Valencia” Room Eleven Seventeen

I previously wrote about San Diego a bunch of times here. Being from Nelson Mandela Bay in South Africa (the east coast), I’m used to the beach. By the way, if you’re new to my blog, I write + take pictures of special moments along my travels. For more on African moments, I highly suggest: Chasing Elephants in Addo Elephant Park.  (more…)

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Green Feathers + EDM


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This is my new conure “Donnie”. It’s short for a Xhosa word “Dontsa” which is actually a clan name. It means “To Pull”; to pull success towards you, to pull opportunity toward you, health, love, goodness. To pull two nations together, South Africa + America, to become one.

Seeing as I’m a South African now in America, it seemed appropriate 🙂

I don’t know much about him yet, he is brand new. I am slowly trying to get him used to his cage, his new space. I am building the trust between us – feeding him some seeds through the cage. I don’t know anything about gaining the trust of a conure. I’m gathering information on YouTube 🙂 Any tips from you would be greatly appreciated! I only know he loves EDM music and seems to sing to Gwen Stefani. !

I have put up a video of him taking a bath on my Facebook page here.

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