Travel Places: 5 Tips Porto

After spending four lovely nights in Lisbon, we got on a train and headed to Porto. We bought our ticket the day before (you can pick up a ticket from any of the major stations in Lisbon), but I would recommend being a bit more organised and buying in advance here. We arrived at Porto early … Continue reading Travel Places: 5 Tips Porto

Travel: Pic of the Week

What: The Tulip stairs, the first geometric self-supporting spiral stair in Britain Where: Queen's House, London When: 1 August 2017 Why: I just loved taking this picture while exploring Greenwich with two friends from South Africa. We didn't plan on seeing this so it was complete surprise to discover the Tulip Stairs. As I was researching … Continue reading Travel: Pic of the Week

Travel Places: Top 5 Lisbon tips

As a family we've wanted to travel to Portugal for many years, finally, we made it happen. I met my parents in Lisbon where they arrived after taking incredibly well-priced flights from Cape Town to Lisbon with TAAG at R4200. TAAG currently has super specials that you need to check out. Both my parents can't … Continue reading Travel Places: Top 5 Lisbon tips

Travel Places: German Gymnasium Grand Café, London

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Guten Morgen, London!  Describing the German Gymnasium Grand Café in London isn't easy. It's grand, cozy and a bit magical.  I didn't know too much about this spot before my good friend, Jana H, invited me so I was completely blown away by this not-average-at-all Sunday breakfast. Where:  The German Gymnasium … Continue reading Travel Places: German Gymnasium Grand Café, London

Travel Places: My London Big 5 (No. 5 SA Art / Tate Modern)

My London Big 5 (no.5) Cost: £0 Even though I was pretty tired (and in need of a nap after my delicious Nando's stuffing session) I was pretty sad that my day was coming to an end, but it ended on a high. South Africa has some of the world's best artists. You'll see this as … Continue reading Travel Places: My London Big 5 (No. 5 SA Art / Tate Modern)

Travel Places: My London Big 5 (No. 4 SA Food / Nando’s)

My London Big 5 (no. 4): South African food / Nando's Cost: £13.15 Nando's - a South African brand that has made it really big globally. Few Brits seem to know that Nando's originated in our beautiful country (Johannesburg 1987 to be exact). Now, I KNOW that strictly speaking its Portuguese cuisine, but to me … Continue reading Travel Places: My London Big 5 (No. 4 SA Food / Nando’s)

Travel Places: My London Big 5 (No. 3 African Animals / ZSL London Zoo in Camden)

My London Big 5 (no.3): African Animals / ZSL London Zoo Tickets: £24.30 From Parliament Square, I took a slight detour and walked past the beautiful St James Park then made my way back to Charing Cross station to take the Northern Line to Camden Town. Finally! I've wanted to go to the ZSL London … Continue reading Travel Places: My London Big 5 (No. 3 African Animals / ZSL London Zoo in Camden)

Travel Places: My London Big 5 (No. 2 Statue of Nelson Mandela / Parliament Square)

My London Big 5 (no.2) Cost: £0 Next up on My London Big 5 tour, the Nelson Mandela Statue on Parliament Square. An incredibly special place and a moment to reflect how far the country has come. Getting to Parliament Square is only a 12min walk from Trafalgar Square walking past great landmarks like 10 … Continue reading Travel Places: My London Big 5 (No. 2 Statue of Nelson Mandela / Parliament Square)

Travel Places: My London Big 5 (No. 1 South African High Commission/ Trafalgar Square)

I'm very proudly South African. I like to think that anyone who interacts with me will know this after about 30 seconds. Moving to London was a much bigger adjustment than I thought it would be. It's only very recently that I've started to appreciate the city for all its magnitude and diversity, and finally … Continue reading Travel Places: My London Big 5 (No. 1 South African High Commission/ Trafalgar Square)

Travel Places: One night in Brighton

Brighton - Beautiful, beachy, blissful Brighton. Brighton is the ideal "I need to get the hell out of London for one night before I loose my mind" stay. We've all been there. Whether you are a tourist or a Londoner this city can get a bit much and Brighton is the perfect one-night getaway. As soon … Continue reading Travel Places: One night in Brighton