Saturday, August 23, 2014

Travel & Things, the guest list 23/08/2014

*COMPETITION TIME AGAIN*


This time I am giving away 10 sets of double tickets to the
Gauteng Getaway Show at the Coca Cola Dome
The tickets are valid for Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st August.
How do you win?
Simple...
SMS your name and surname, together with the word "Getaway"
and your contact phone number to 44008.
The winners will be announced on Saturday, 30th during my show
Don't delay, enter today...

Listen a previous broadcast here:


Who else have been guests on my radio show?
Use this link to have a look.

"Travel & Things" is rebroadcast on a Wednesday night
 between 19h00 and 20h00


This is the line-up for "TRAVEL & THINGS" that will air between 10 and 11am on
SATURDAY, 23/08/2014
This unsolicited comment came from an International travel writer:
"Your show is really engaging because it is real people talking knowledgeably about places and happenings that matter, with humour and warmth and with no hype".


1485am broadcasts live from its Johannesburg studio
and nationally on DStv audio channel 869.
Radio Today (@Radio2Day) also streams via its website: www.1485.org.za
AND on cell phones: 1485.mobi
So you have no excuse!
Call me in studio on: 011 880 5839
Or you can sms on : 44008 (normal rates apply)


10h00-10.15:
I talk to Kate Goliath about this comedy venue.
I will be performing there on September 14th


10h15-10h30:
Annetjie Joubert tells me all about this very special Valley
and specifically Die Hel...


10h30-10h45:
CitiVibe editor and erstwhile musician,
Bruce Dennill describes some of his European back-packing anecdotes


10h45-11h00:
Sean Perrins of Black Lodge Tattoos,
on the pitfalls of getting that "holiday" tattoo.





         
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Friday, August 22, 2014

On the Dingle Peninsula. Wild Atlantic Way tour.


This sign pointed us towards the most western part of Ireland.
Depending on who you speak to!


One of many round stone cottages along the road.
These are on private property and not accessible for "free"...
The stones are dry laid (no cement)
and each stone is angled to allow water to drain away from the building


The HUGE building in the centre of the picture used to belong to The Cranberries.
It is now owned by BMG Music.


Stepping out for my lens...
A Pied Wagtail


This is the Blasket Center on the tip of the Dingle Peninsula.
It tells the story of the life and times of the people who used to Live on Blasket Island.
www.heritageireland.ie


The local who runs the bookshop at the centre


This corridor is more than 100m long


One of the Chinese photographers on our tour.


One of the boats on show at the centre


Trying to keep out the rain and the wind...
Hidden under the jacket is a manuscript.
Being protected from the elements for future generations.


Blasket Island.
The inhabitants were removed in 1953,
when life on it became untenable


Katie, from Vancouver


The visitors center at Gallarus Oratory
Known as the " The Church of the place of the Foreigners".
Built between the 7th and 8th century
and is the best preserved Christian church in Ireland
www.heritageireland.ie


The Fushia are in full bloom


Part of the church wall.


No roof...the stones are built up in such a fashion as to form it


From the inside looking out


Looking back over the fields towards the visitors centre


This is where we had dinner...
Out Of The Blue Restaurant.
They only do fish dishes...
BUT they do NOT do chips.
www.outoftheblue.ie


A final sunset from my hotel room in Dingle.
Goodbye and thanks for all the fish.
www.dingleskellig.com


Tune into the brief interview I had on this station.
http://broadcast.kantarmedia.ie/proxy/MediaLibrary/MediaLibrary.mp3?clipId=45047399




Photo
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Not a winner, but one of 24 travel Blogs that entered


         

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Dingle Oceanworld. Mara Beo. Wild Atlantic Way tour


This is where out group was going to have lunch in Dingle.
I got there earlier than expected and I decided to walk down the road
to visit this tourist attraction


Dingle Oceanworld...


Lots of information and activities for the kiddies


I have been watching too many episodes of "Deadliest Catch"...


Some of the rubbish found in the seas of the Irish coast


The displays are broken down into various regions.
Each with an electronic guide as to what the fish species are,
and interesting facts about them


There are both fresh and salt water displays


Some of the fish I had never seen before


However, I did recognise these as coming from Malawi


One of the marine tropical display tanks


I am in awe of the colours of these beautiful creatures


At the end of the gallery, is a huge salt water display


No music, but this shark was cruising around in a leisurely fashion
Because they have no eyelids, they seem have a perpetual "surprised" look


This Triggerfish was taking stones from one side of the tank
and spitting them out on the other side.
Strange behaviour indeed?


One of the most feared species in the Amazon...
The Red-bellied Piranha.


I said to our tour guide that trying to get 26 people to co-operate
 is like trying to put an Octopus in a bucket...
Unfortunately I ran out of time and was unable to visit the Polar Penguin Exhibit
or the Ocean Tunnel.
For the young, and young at heart, there is also a touch tank.
Lots to see and enjoy...and certainly spend more time than the 30 minutes that I did.


There is a well stocked curio shop


Plenty of "goodies" that the little ones will want
To find out more, visit:
www.dingle-oceanworld.ie


And THIS was our lunch.
Fresh Pollack caught by Martina earlier today.


Tune into the brief interview I had on this station.
http://broadcast.kantarmedia.ie/proxy/MediaLibrary/MediaLibrary.mp3?clipId=45047399




Photo
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"Travel & Things" was an entrant in this competition.
Not a winner, but one of 24 travel Blogs that entered


         

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