High Flying back to the Shtetl


Somewhere over the Indian Ocean on my 6th visit to the shtetls of Europe.

This is my first live post from an aircraft at 12000 metres, thanks to the $1 wifi service Emirates offers on their A380 Airbus .

Posting from my iPhone 6+


Lots of entertainment on the 11 hour flight to Dubai, connecting with an 8 hour Qantas flight  to London.


On Monday, I start my nine day drive around Lithuania. Lots of towns and shtetls to visit!  I will be using Airbnb for the first time.

The following week I am in Kiev and Lviv, my first visit to the Ukraine.

On the final leg, I will be visiting Lublin and Warsaw in Poland before returning to Perth on 18 June.

I look forward to your company and feel free to comment. Let me know if am anywhere near your shtetl.

Presentation at CHABAD of Markham, Toronto

Hi All

I am pleased to advise that I will be giving a presentation at CHABAD of Markham in Toronto, Canada this Wednesday, 6 May 2015 at 8:30pm

Chabad Markham

This will be of special interest to those of Litvak and Polish heritage, to ex pat South Africans, to anyone who would like to connect to their roots, and about travelling in the Baltics and Poland.

It is also relevant to those who are keen to leave a legacy for their children and grandchildren.

A special thanks to Denise Hummel and Rabbi Plotkin for organising this event.

I will also be previewing the highly successful Memories of Muizenberg Exhibition which is coming to Toronto this fall.

I look forward to catching up with old friends in Toronto.

Should you wish to contact me,  please use this contact form (not the one at the bottom of this page)

Shavua Tov & regards


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