Lyn at the Olympic Games in Rome 1960

Lyn at the Olympic Games in Rome 1960

Well, Olympic Games 2021 in Tokyo brings back memories of my first Olympic Games in Rome in 1960, a year I know as well as my birthday. Australians travel the world more than most people -and in my day back in 1960, Aussies carried around with them a little book of...
Over Victoria Falls – Or Not?

Over Victoria Falls – Or Not?

“Lyn, relax. Raise your arms and smile at the camera. I’m your guide. I’m here to make sure you don’t go over. ” Hard to relax when just inches behind you the powerful Zambezi River is pouring its enormous heart over a 300-foot vertical...
Meeting The Locals in Malawi

Meeting The Locals in Malawi

As well as chilling out on the beach of Lake Malawi in what was called Nyasaland in 1960, my trip notes said to be sure to hang out with the locals as they are the friendliest people in Africa. Malawi, the new name of the country which got its independence in 1964, is...
Durban, South Africa

Durban, South Africa

So here I am in Durban. Last time I was here, in April, 1960, I wandered into the Durban Publicity Association to buy some tours, got talking to the folks behind the desk and they invited me on a couple of weeks’ free tours if I became a tour guide myself for a...