“The world is a book, and those who do not travel

read only

one page.”

Saint Augustine

Sharing my thoughts on food, travel, life and anything that grabs my interest.


Kalay Maistry's Blog | South Africa

“The jaw is our best tool to


philosophical knowledge.”



“Be like Curious George, start with a question and look under the yellow hat to find

what's there.”

  James Collins

April 24, 2019

“As humans, we've always been explorers. There was always some person amongst the group who would put on a backpack or whatever they had and walk over that horizon to see what was on the next mountain range. The next surface that we can explore is that of Mars,” Dr...

November 28, 2018

I have found that even small actions can make an impact, whether it’s being a sounding board for younger women, giving a voice to their concerns or aspirations when they aren’t able to do so themselves, supporting them even if that means more work for me, celebrating t...

June 5, 2018

PLASTIC was everywhere: in the dunes, on the beach, in the sand and floating alongside as we swam. Where once the tide brought ashore seashells, jellyfish, bluebottle or kelp now it deposits plastic products in various shapes, sizes and stages of decomposition.

June 2, 2018

Tastefully designed the WhiskyBrother Bar is inviting, warm and relaxed making it easy to forget that its located in a popular shopping mall. The bar boasting a collection of more than 800 whiskies, from around the world is drool inducing!

November 27, 2017

At the end of the day I went home with my spirits soaring. I had shared great times, delicious food and drink, while making great new memories - what better way to remember the dead while celebrating the living! I can’t wait for my next “Day of the Dead.”

September 19, 2017

My French adventures and mis-adventures are amongst some of my most treasured memories. Beyond the boulevards, baguettes and bubbles there are key life lessons to be learnt.

March 23, 2017

There is nothing like a trip to the bush to replenish the soul! We lucky to have so many options in South Africa. I am currently on a family holiday in South Africa's famous Kruger National Park.

We opted to drive from Gauteng to the Park. It's a wonderful reminder of t...

March 21, 2017

"It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently." Warren Buffet

Ethics and integrity or the lack there of, bad and good behaviour and a host of other traits can affect reputation, this I saw fir...

February 28, 2017

Bathed in the Highveld sun, trees laden with ripe fruit just waiting to be picked, the orchard was an inviting sight.  In the centre of the neat rows of trees, very much like a pomegranate, we found splendour.  Think beautifully laid tables, designed menus, thoughtful...

February 21, 2017

Standing at the entrance of the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Houghton, I watch Ahmed Kathrada and George Bizos warmly greet each other and I was reminded that I am standing among GIANTS!  They are among the last few remaining stalwarts of the anti-Apartheid struggle....

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