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Mount Elbrus in Europe

Mount Elbrus expedition

Final arrangements are being made by Dream World Adventures for the Mt. Elbrus expedition! ‘Team Elbrus’ consists of myself, Christo Moller from Durban, Marisa Caroto and Erika Schwable from Hoedspruit, Heidi Marques and Eldaline Botha from Johannesburg, Deborah Dragone from Cape Town, and Rose Gardner, the group leader …

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Mount Elbus, the highest mountain in Europe

What’s next for 2012

So with the Great Wall of China, the Colliseum in Rome, Petra in Jordan, the Pyramids in Egypt, and now Machu Picchu under my belt, I’ve achieved 5 of the 7 Wonders of the World … what’s next?

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Vasco Da Gama yachts racing from Maputo to Durban

Vasco Da Gama Yacht Race 2012, from Maputo to Durban

After returning on Saturday 21st April from a whirlwind trip to Machu Piccau in Peru, I started packing for Maputo on the 25th of April, getting ready to take part in the Vasco Da Gama Yacht Race from Maputo to Durban, organised by the Royal Natal Yacht Club …

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Machu Picchu, my 5th wonder of the world!

The main attractions of Machu Picchu

There is a wealth of cultural, social, historical and natural attractions to see in Machu Picchu, besides the citadel itself …

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This hill, called Machu Picchu, or 'old peak', gives the site its name.

From the highlands of Peru to the lowlands of the Amazon basin

After leaving the Hotel Monasterio, I climbed on board the Hiram Bingham luxury train that would take me from Cuzco to Machu Picchu. After leaving the station of Poroy, we descended to the plateau of Anta (Pampa de Anta), passing patchwork crops of quinoa, corn, potatoes, and beans …

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My view of Machu Picchu

The conquering of Machu Picchu, Peru

After Easter and four days at the office in Witbank, I departed for South America in search of the Lost City of the Incas. Now 100 years old, since its discovery by Hiram Bingham, Machu Picchu’s legends and myths live on …

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Father and son bonding time

Sail South Africa – nearing the end of my marina hopping adventure

In Bucket List sailing trip – marina hopping the West and East coast of South Africa, I spoke of the next item on my ‘Bucket List’, namely sailing my yacht Alkistis to all of the Marinas on the West and East Coast of South Africa. All through November and December I was hopping between…

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Paul Erskine at the helm, sailing from Cape Town to Hout Bay.

Bucket List sailing trip – marina hopping the West and East coast of South Africa

The beginning of my Bucket List quest to SAIL SA! After the Rugby World Cup in Auckland, New Zealand in 2011, I turned to the next item on my ‘Bucket List’, namely sailing my 40ft Sun Odyssey Jeanneau yacht to all of the Marinas on the West and East Coast of South Africa. My yacht, named “Alkistis” (which means in Greek “Starred, name in lights”), arrived in Luderitz, Namibia, after 11 000 nautical miles and two Atlantic crossings with its relocation crew in October 2011…

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