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: 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: 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: Explore the Klein Karoo

If you are looking for a slightly different travel experience than islands or big cities then the Klein Karoo in South Africa is just for you. South Africa has a range of wonderful travel opportunities like the Kruger National Park and of course the beautiful Cape Town with all its history, but this is not … Continue reading Travel Places: Explore the Klein Karoo

Travel Places: Kruger National Park

This past weekend we spent two nights in the Kruger National Park, South Africa. For those reading this, and not familiar with the park, the Kruger National Park is one of Africa's largest game reserves in Africa. Our trip started with a flight from Cape Town Airport to the most beautiful airport I've ever set … Continue reading Travel Places: Kruger National Park

Travel Places: Halong Bay, Vietnam

There simply is no going to Vietnam without going to the world famous Halong Bay, UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our journey started on a bus from Hanoi to Halong Bay harbour where we got on an iconic junk boat (no longer brown but white, thanks to the government). The journey took about 3 hours, but … Continue reading Travel Places: Halong Bay, Vietnam

Travel Places: Coastal town, Vleesbaai

Once a year we are lucky enough to visit the coastal town, Vleesbaai. It's about a four-hour drive from Cape Town, South Africa which means we usually make a long weekend out of it. The town was first spotted by the well-known European explorer, Bartolomeu Dias, in 1488. However, Vleesbaai, only got its name more … Continue reading Travel Places: Coastal town, Vleesbaai