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Thailand

The Artists House: A peaceful escape in the heart of Bangkok

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Dec 16, 2018

Anyone who has ever spent an extended period of time in Bangkok knows that sometimes you just have to escape the frenzy. The Artist’s House (Baan Silapin) in the heart of Thonburi, Bangkok, is just that!

It’s not the easiest place to find,  tucked away behind winding streets along a…

Thailand

Street Food Bangkok

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Dec 6, 2018

CNN recently named Bangkok as the street food capital of the world. For me, street food has been an essential part of my Bangkok experience. Just about everywhere you go in the city pungent smell of chili fills the air.  You can find food stalls on the sides of…

Thailand

Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Art & Politics

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Nov 24, 2018

A visit to the Bangkok Arts and Culture Centre (BACC) is a must for contemporary art lovers. It stands out on the corner of the Pathumwan intersection amongst the shopping centres. There are some interesting sculptures in the front square – so you won’t miss it!

Both the inside and…


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About

Welcome to Travels 4 The Soul

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Sep 19, 2018

Travels4theSOUL is about transformative mindful journeys with purpose and intention.
Travel to me is a form of self-actualization, personal transformation, and growth. I try to explore new cultures and places in an authentic and more meaningful way.
My journeys are motivated by my desire to grow through self-reflection, shifting perspectives and…


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Morocco

CHEFCHAOUEN, MOROCCO DISCOVERING THE BLUE CITY

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Jun 25, 2018

Chefchaouen is one of the must-see cities in Morocco. We decided that the best way to explore Morocco was to start by visiting the “blue pearl” or “blue city”, perched beneath the peaks of the Rif Mountains in the northwest of the country. Chefchaouen is a town rich in…


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Zambia

Livingstone, Zambia: The view beyond the bridge

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Apr 9, 2018

Beyond the main attractions at the Victoria Falls – including the genteel lunches and cocktails at Avani and Royal Livingstone hotels ─ there’s more to Livingstone.

By all means do the fear-defying bungee, ride the microlight, zip line over the gorge and descend to the bottom of the falls. But…

FRANK MEINTJIES
South Africa

My name is Frank and when I am not exploring the world, I live in Johannesburg, South Africa. For most of my life, I have worked in the field of social development, both in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. As a lover of the arts and a cultural activist, I have contributed over the years to debates on cultural matters. My creative writing has been included in several South African anthologies. I also frequently contribute to the world of poetry through participation in readings. I have recently also begun writing short stories. But, for the time being, I am traveling through South East Asia meeting new people and immersing himself in the culture, history, art, and spirituality of this fascinating part of our world. Join me on this journey of discovery and transformation