| Jan 22, 2015
| 12:17 PM
If Greece and the Greek Isles have been on your list of destinations, Friendly Planet Travel has several options that range from packages that explore Athens and a variety of the islands to strictly Greek Isles cruises. There are also packages that...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 10:20 PM
Few things are more frustrating than losing your keys or more gratifying than finding them, but Jonathan Rogers felt neither emotion when he found a Key to the City of Fort Lauderdale in South Africa.
Rogers saw a piece of history.
He says the key...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 4:34 AM
One of apartheid’s most notorious killers, Eugene de Kock, a former police colonel nicknamed "Prime Evil," will walk free after 20 years in jail. South Africa’s government announced Friday that De Kock had been granted parole.
| Jan 30, 2015
| 6:27 AM
One of the apartheid era’s most notorious killers, former police colonel Eugene de Kock, will walk free after 20 years in jail after South Africa’s government announced Friday that he had been granted parole.
De Kock, nicknamed "Prime Evil,"...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 7:39 AM
After he served time as a prisoner on Robben Island, after he resigned as president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela documented his long walk to freedom as an artist.
In a collection of drawings and paintings capturing the place where Mandela was...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 5:20 AM
Few events bring together the entire world in collective celebration. Feb. 11, 1990, was such a day, when Nelson Mandela walked out of prison after 27 years of incarceration.
By the mid-1980s, the struggle to free Mandela and other South African...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 4:00 PM
When I visited Cape Town in September, the tree buds were exploding, and golden-green blades were popping up in the pavement cracks.
The seasons are reversed in the Southern Hemisphere, so as Angelenos are lamenting the onset of fire weather, those...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 2:01 PM
Joel Warren wants to build a school, but he needs some help. He plans to put the school in one of the poorest areas of Cape Town, South Africa.
Called Khayelitsha, the 30-year old township has a young population, a high crime rate and more than half...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 6:44 PM
In a sprawling warehouse five miles inland from the port of Newark, N.J., Special Agent Scott Doyle was dwarfed by the metal shipping container that had just arrived from Indonesia and was headed to Maryland. It held 14 tons of pasteurized crabmeat,...
| Jan 1, 2015
| 11:05 PM
The first glorious day of 2015 meant just one thing in Cape Town, South Africa: the beach. About 200,000 people headed for the city’s golden strands, 1,100 police were deployed, and by day’s end around 500 children had been lost, some as young...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 7:13 PM
Nelson Mandela's selfless brand of leadership surprised the world and won him universal accolades during his lifetime. After being confined to Robben Island for most of his 27 years in prison, Mandela became South Africa's first black president, and his...