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: Hong Kong

A few years ago we travelled to Hong Kong as part of a holiday to Vietnam and Cambodia. We spent four nights in Hong Kong which isn't nearly enough time to explore this (sensory overload) city. Finding a hotel was overwhelming enough. If you are heading that way and need a comfortable hotel I can … Continue reading Travel Places: Hong Kong

Travel Places: 5 Tips for a trip to Bruges & Gent

Earlier this year we had were lucky enough to meet a friend from South Africa in Belgium. We were only able to spend one night there and decided that taking the Eurostar was the best option to make the most of our short, very cold but super sweet trip. As mentioned in my Amsterdam post … Continue reading Travel Places: 5 Tips for a trip to Bruges & Gent

Travel Places: 5 things to do in Crete, Greece

Who doesn't like island living? Warm water, white beaches and cheap pink snorkelling gear on every corner! Crete has it all... When to go: Friends gave us the valuable advice of going at the start of the season (first week in May), and boy were we treated like royalty! We arrived at the Atlantica Kalliston and … Continue reading Travel Places: 5 things to do in Crete, Greece

Travel Places: 3 Reasons to visit St. Katherine Docks, London

You might already have too long of a 'Things to do in London' list to cope with, but you're going to have to make room for one more, the iconic St Katherine Docks. As the only marina in central London, you'll feel transported to a cool and breezy world filled with the most incredible vessels. It's … Continue reading Travel Places: 3 Reasons to visit St. Katherine Docks, London