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Norway – perfect and pure

  • September 10, 2008 | Category: Travel

Tracing viking footsteps

  • June 27, 2008 | Category: Travel

I’ve always wanted to go to Iceland, since studying the language of Old Norse at university. Old Norse was the language of the Vikings and is still spoken with hardly any change in the same way it was when Iceland’s first Viking settler built his farmstead in ad 874 and named it Reykjavik – meaning ‘smoky bay’. The name comes from the steam that rises from many geothermal springs in what is now the heart of Reykjavik – the world’s northernmost capital.

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India gears up for travel

  • June 26, 2008 | Category: Travel

In May I was invited to The Great Indian Travel Bazaar held in Jaipur, Rajasthan province. Representatives of the travel trade from more than 42 countries were invited, including a few travel writers, of which I was fortunate enough to be one. It was a glittering, well-organized affair – India’s first-ever Travel Bazaar – and was opened by the charismatic Ms Ambika Soni, Honourable Union Minister of Tourism and Culture, Government of India.

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From the Elbe to the Kalahari…

  • April 08, 2008 | Category: Travel

At the end of last year I was invited on a Peter Deilmann cruise which wended its way along one of Europe’s great rivers from Potsdam to Prague. I visited some fascinating historical towns such as Wittenberg (where Martin Luther changed the face of Christianity forever), Dresden and Meissen.

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Safari Book

  • November 11, 2007 | Category: Travel

Back to the Future - Ireland

  • July 24, 2007 | Category: Travel

Cuba Libre - 60 years on

  • June 05, 2007 | Category: Travel

Mickey Mouse? C’est moi!

  • May 03, 2007 | Category: Travel

Victoria Falls revisited

  • February 09, 2007 | Category: Travel


Kate Turkington is one of South Africa’s best-known broadcasters, travellers and travel writers. From Tibet to Thailand, Patagonia to Peru, Kashmir to Kathmandu, St Helena to St Albans, the Arctic Circle to Antarctica, like Shakespeare’s Puck she has girdled the world. She continues to travel when and where she can but Johannesburg is home where she writes and blogs in print and on social media.

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