new york

Is NYC really the Greatest City in the World?

Our whirlwind trip to the city that never sleeps didn’t seep into our souls, change us or leave a footprint on our hearts.

The truth is I was underwhelmed by New York City. I expected greatness, magic, to be mesmerised (I don’t know perhaps I thought celebrities would be pole vaulting down Madison Avenue). But ultimately I thought New York would fundamentally alter my views on city life and leave me hungry to return.

Instead, it was everything you see on television screens and nothing more.

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Snow Missouri

My Winter Wonderland Dream in Missouri

I awoke on Thursday, 18 December in Missouri, St Louis to my idea of a winter wonderland dream – it was snowing.

I dressed at lightning flash speed, grabbed my camera and went to frolic in the snow as the rest of the neighbourhood slept.  I think the neighbours did poke their noses through the curtains in judgment as this crazy African girl danced around in the snow like a child in Willy Wonka Land. 

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