Home Lifestyle & Travel Shopping A duo of travel reads

A duo of travel reads

Every year, thousands of people walk the Camino de Santiago in northern Spain. Fed up with love, life and himself, Cape Town-based journalist, Erns Grundling, joined them in what turned out to a life-changing experience. In Walk it Off – A South African on the Camino, he shares his thoughts as well as his experiences. During his 40-day, 1025km journey, among the many interesting characters he meets is a fellow a doppelganger (there’s a photograph to prove it), falls in love three and a half times, has many adventures and sheds 10 kilos. It’s a book that will inspire readers to put on their walking shoes and set off to discover themselves as well as distant horizons. Queillerie, R280.

Television producer Deon Maas grabs the opportunity to join the stream of South Africans who have left their homeland to live in the First World. He describes his struggles to settle in the land of his forefathers in Witboy in Berlin. In decadent Berlin he has to deal with obnoxious bureaucrats, nosy neighbours, militant vegans and football hooligans along with many other new challenges. He also marvels at German idiosyncrasies, debunks a number of myths about the first World War and German efficiency. In adapting to a very different way of life, Maas learns just how deep his South African roots go. Jonathan Ball, R267.

 

- Advertisement -

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Must Read

Bookclub – Mothers. Sons. Sisters. Friends…

... We’re all about family this monthThere’s been much noise about Girl A … and deservedly so. Abigail Dean’s debut novel, which is being...

Sparkling stars and new trees and unusual veggies …  How does you garden grow?

We’re planting … Euphorbia Glitz, because it produces masses of tiny white flowers that sparkle like stars, and we could all do with a...

We jumped for joy when asked to sample the ASUS ZenBook Flip 13 (UX363)

This slim and oh-so-stylish convertible laptop with its pine grey finish boasts an elegantly designed 360° Ergo Lift hinge, which comes in handy while...

Simple décor hacks

Sometimes the smallest tweak can make the biggest difference to a room. These three local businesses do more than simply tell us how to...

2021 décor trends…

Granny chic. Natural materials. Quiet spaces. Grandmillennial We’re rather enjoying the revival of ‘Granny Chic’. An ode to old school, it’s the revival of furniture you...