About the Author

Colin Whitehead
Blurbarian Since May 2013
Name Colin Whitehead
Location Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Gender Male
My Occupation Retired
My Bio I was born in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. My family moved to Cape Town where I completed my schooling. I later obtained a Bachelor's degree at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, with majors in Industrial Psychology and Linguistics.

Other than a 5-year transfer to Johannesburg fairly early in my career, I have lived most of my life at the tip of the African continent, undoubtedly one of the most beautiful locations globally. In fact, when rounding the Cape during the latter part of the 16th Century, the intrepid explorer Sir Francis Drake named it the "fairest Cape in all the world".

I retired from formal employment in September 2011, after a 36-year career with a national retail chain, where I specialised in management and leadership development.

My passion for international travel, as well as my love of computing and digital photography, encourage me to record and document my experiences.

I sincerely hope that my work will inspire others in a similar vein.

Things I Don't Mind The World Knowing

Spoiler alert: I'm thinking my next book will be about...
I have alreadly booked my next trip to Scandinavia, and am embarking on an entirely new adventure, as I have never visited this part of Eurore before. Countries in my itinerary include Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Estonia and Finland... come to think of it, this was pretty much the hunting ground of the ancient Vikings. As my travels willl include both a cruise and an overland tour, I anticipate that my next book will be about the 'Voyage of the Vikings'.