Category: Experiences

Travel Problems : When Things Go Wrong While Travelling

I recently joined a group of frequent travelers in an online discussion about our worst travelling experiences. Misadventures and travel problems included wallets getting stolen, pneumonia, severe dehydration, vehicle accidents with broken bones, and chemical poisoning. These are the times when travel insurance is essential. But as you don't know when you're going to end […]

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Floating Villages and Golden Guns in Phang Nga Bay

One of the things that I just had to do when visiting Phuket was go on a day trip to Phang Nga Bay . Deciding on the best way to do it was a more difficult decision.  After mulling over umpteen brochures and websites offering the James Bond Island tour then trying to book one and […]

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Things to do in Johannesburg - Lindfield House

I first heard about Lindfield House, when in a temporary bout of boredom, I went onto the Tripadvisor app and searched for “Things to Do Near Me”. I was surprised to find a Victorian house listed as one of the top attractions in Johannesburg, within 10 km from my house. I mentally filed it in […]

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Jasmine Restaurant - A Taste of Syria in Benoni

Update:December 2018 - This restaurant is now closed. I'm always looking for new restaurants to experience and the more unique the cuisine, the more appealing it is to me. I had heard about Jasmine Restaurant soon after it opened early last year, but somehow never made it there before. The restaurant is tucked away in […]

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Great Road Trips in South Africa

“Sometimes the most scenic roads in life are the detours you didn't mean to take.” -Angela N. Blount When life starts becoming claustrophobic, sometimes there’s nothing better to do than get into the car and hit the open road. You can almost feel the stress evaporating as you leave the confines of the concrete jungles and […]

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Review: The Great Moscow Circus

Visiting a circus is one of the best ways to feel like a child again. Lucky for me, the world-famous Great Moscow Circus is in South Africa again - and wowing the crowds. They were last here in 2006! I went there today with my family and it certainly was a fun way to spend […]

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My 2016 Year in Review

2016 was a really busy year for me, and certainly not all fun and games. In between personal commitments and a bit of travelling, I started doing a lot of freelance writing as well. January was my birthday month so I was spoilt with a stay at the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff. It […]

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The Best Things To Do In Durban – with kids

Durban is one of South Africa’s most popular and family-friendly holiday destinations – and with good reason too. It’s warm all year round, the people are friendly, it’s affordable for those on a budget and it’s got a great location along the shores of the Indian Ocean. Best of all, it has a great holiday […]

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My Reverse Bucket List

It is easy to think about what you still want to achieve but sometimes it's important to look back on the things that you have done and be grateful for the opportunities  you have had. I recently drew up my bucket list and decided to balance it out with my reverse bucket list -a list […]

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5 Amazing Experiences in the African Wild

Read my latest article for A Luxury Travel Blog on 5 amazing experiences in the African wild

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A Tour of Beaver Creek Coffee Estate

On my trip to the Kwazulu Natal South Coast, I came across pamphlets for a Beaver Creek Coffee Estate "Crop to Cup" coffee tour. Being a coffee junkie I was quite intrigued by the prospect of learning about how coffee was made. So I promptly dragged my husband and kids away from the beach in […]

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Review: Cilantros - Tapas, Seafood, Grill , Sandton

Tapas are not something I do often - mainly because the restaurants I tend to frequent don't offer them. So when Zomato gave me a Cilantros voucher for being on their Blogger Leaderboard, I looked at the menu and decided that I definitely wanted to try the tapas out. The tantalising descriptions certainly helped with […]

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