Travellers’ Tales – Meet Carmen from Meanderings

I created the “Travellers’ Tales” section to give other travellers an opportunity to talk about their travels. Today I would like to introduce you to Carmen, a travel blogger based in Hilton, Kwazulu-Natal. She blogs at Meanderings.

I would love to hear about your travels too. Go to “Travellers’ Tales, fill in the quick questionnaire and email it to me with your blog links.

Read about Carmen’s travels here,

1. Tell us a bit about yourself.

I live in KwaZulu-Natal, in Hilton, just outside Pietermaritzburg. My main focus on blogging is in KZN. I enjoy finding out the story behind destinations and the people that are there. I have started expanding my visits further afield in South Africa.

2. What is your earliest travel memory?

Being packed into a station wagon as dawn was lighting the sky to head off on a road trip with my family. The happiness of being lulled to sleep in a vehicle, having my family around me and the anticipation of seeing someplace new.

3. Where was your last holiday?

Shayamanzi, I stayed on one of the houseboats, enjoyed wildlife viewing, tiger fishing and a jacuzzi overlooking the Lake Jozini.

4. What was the best thing you did there?

I love fly fishing, but I fished with regular tackle. The fish weren't much in an eating mood, but sitting in the jacuzzi watching the sun dip into the water at sunset was breathtaking.

5. What was your best holiday ever? Why?

The kind that I lose track of what day I am on. Kruger Park is a great example of this. When you are in sync with the bush and go according to its time.Carmen Meanderings Sara Essop

6. What is your favourite travel destination?

Gosh, that's really tough. Shayamanzi ranks right up there.

7. What is the one thing one must do there?

Get up early and go fishing on a tender boat. The stories you hear from the staff while waiting for a tiger fish to take your bait are just as good as the catch.

8. Who is your favourite travel companion/s?

That would have to be my BFF, Kirsten Rae Hughes. Great company, good laughs and an absolute whizz on a DSLR and phone camera.

9. Name one item you must have when travelling.

My GoPro (and my sunglasses)Carmen Meanderings Sara Essop

10. Your best travel advice?

Pack light – leave space for your tech (hahahaha)

11. The one place you want to visit before you die?

The Seychelles, to fly fish for bone fish on the flats.

12. Your favourite place in South Africa?

There are a couple, like the Midlands Meander in KZN, and Clarens in the FreeState.

13. Any embarrassing travel moments?

Sitting in a 5 star restaurant at a travel destination and whispering to the waitress that I didn't order something only to be told it is the amuse bouche 🙂

14. How can people connect with you?

Blog: Meanderings.Co.Za

Meanderings on Twitter

Thank you, Carmen , for sharing your fascinating travels with us!

 I would love to hear about your travels too. Go to “Travellers’ Tales, fill in the quick questionnaire and email it to me with your blog links.

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