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: 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: 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: 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

Travel Places: Top 5 things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona - The city that will awaken you senses from the moment you arrive. This is our breakdown of the best of Barcelona and why we love it! Getting there: A good friend recommended that we take a look at the BA Holiday Finder. It seriously has been one of the best travel tips we've … Continue reading Travel Places: Top 5 things to do in Barcelona