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 Tech: Feeling LUCKY? Try this app for your next adventure

It is NOT a real problem to have, I'm fully aware of that, but if you are lucky enough to have the opportunity to travel it is sometimes overwhelming to decide where to go. With all the bloggers *cough*, travel sites, hotel booking sites and your friend's Instagram feed the world really is your oyster. … Continue reading Travel Tech: Feeling LUCKY? Try this app for your next adventure

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. 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

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

Travel Places: 5 Reasons why you need to visit Kew Gardens

Last week I finally made the journey to Kew Gardens (a large botanical garden in Southwest London) after living in London for 17 months! It's one of the first things I wanted to do, yet I kept on putting it off. After speaking to a few friends I realised that I wasn't alone, so I thought … Continue reading Travel Places: 5 Reasons why you need to visit Kew Gardens