The Girl on the Platform [draft 2]

The boy looks back at the girl, now getting on a train, she smiles at him, teary-eyed… they don’t see each other again.

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A Shadow of my Selfie

A while ago a long-term relationship came to an end and with it nearly me; well, I am still here… with some thoughts, musings, reflections on what I refer to as the “dark place” or “my crash”. First and foremost, I would not be here without the help and support of some amazing people, many…

Botswana – Moremi Game Reserve (part 1)

This post has been sitting in my draft folder for far too long, so here goes: In 2012 I undertook my first visit to Botswana, borrowing a car from Junior, my little sister, and her hubby who live near Windhoek, Namibia. This proved to be “godsend” for our Botswana trip as we got a Range…

Masai Mara – the adventure continues

Following on from the previous blog [https://alfredthumser.com/2017/09/17/masai-mara-kenya-day-1/], after lunch we headed towards the Mara river where we walked along the river bank accompanied, by a game ranger, observing hippo and crocodile sunbathing, while carcasses kept floating past. Fortunately, the crocodiles were on the opposite bank, apparently they know that tourists are coming and they prefer it a…