Vivienne Mackie


I’ve lived in the USA for 25 years now, but am originally from southern Africa. I have also lived in Australia, France (Paris), and Japan, so feel a bit like a citizen of the world. I’ve been traveling since the age of 8 when I went with my grandmother from Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) to England. We traveled by boat from Cape Town to London and it took 2 weeks. I remember that we stopped at the Canary Islands, where the people speak Spanish, and I was fascinated by a different language that I couldn’t understand. I determined to learn to understand. I never did learn to speak Spanish fluently, but did learn Afrikaans (a Dutch derivative), some German, a little Greek, more+