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The Big 5 of Africa : Bush Basics

The Big 5 of Africa How well do you know your  wildlife? If bush jargon confuses you, then this guide to African wildlife will give you the basic information you need to know before your safari, and answer some commonly asked wildlife questions. Although I discuss the Big 5 of Africa , I will also […]

Flying during Covid times – Local flight experience

Flying during Covid times – A local flight experience It had been a year since we were last on a plane . We had flown to Cape Town in March 2020 but our trip had ended abruptly when the president announced the very first lockdown and we had to rush home by car because flights […]

How Forex is Beneficial for Travellers in 2021

How Forex is Beneficial for Travellers in 2021  While the coronavirus remains a health issue at its core, it has also had a huge impact on the world’s socio-economic climate and tourism sector. According to Statista, the number of international tourist arrivals fell by as much as 1.1 billion throughout 2020, while some countries are […]

2020 – My year in review

My 2020 year in review To borrow the words of Queen Elizabeth II, 2020 was an annus horribilis for the world. The kind of year we don't ever want to see again. The year began innocently enough. After a busy year in 2019, we spent the first few days of January 2020 “recovering” from the high […]

How to plan an international trip – DIY for beginners

How to plan an international trip These days, booking a trip yourself has become infinitely easier with the Internet. However, people often say that they prefer to use travel agents because they are afraid to plan a trip themselves – afraid of doing something wrong, afraid of booking the wrong flights, afraid of booking accommodation […]

Travellers' Tales Around The World

Interested in  Travellers' Tales From Around The World ? Read on.... I started the “Travellers’ Tales ” section in 2016 and I have now published over 120 interviews. Over hundred travellers from around the world have shared their fascinating travels on my blog thus far. Find the links to their interviews below. Are you looking for travel […]

The Globetrotter’s Dream: Get Paid to Travel 

The Globetrotter’s Dream: Get Paid to Travel  Well, I say “globetrotter’s dream”, but it’s really everybody’s dream, right? There is no one who will recoil at the idea of living freely, immersing themselves in new cultures, soaking up the sun, forging friendships, and boosting their career credentials. The issue clearly isn’t the dream, but merely […]

10 amazing books about Africa that you must read

In keeping with the Africa theme on this blog, here are 10 Books about Africa that you must read, “There are as many Africas as there are books about Africa — and as many books about it as you could read in a leisurely lifetime. Whoever writes a new one can afford a certain complacency […]

39 signs that you are a travel addict

39 signs that you are a travel addict My earliest travel memory, apart from a safari in Kruger National Park, was when I was seven years old. I travelled with my family from South Africa to India, on my first international trip. That trip instilled a love of travel within me, which has never left […]

Lockdown Around The World - Part 3

Today is Day 35 of lockdown in South Africa. We are looking forward to the easing of our lockdown restrictions from tomorrow - 1 May.  In this post, I chat to people from Finland, Egypt, Germany, Italy, Canada, England, Zimbabwe, USA and Australia. Read Lockdown Experiences Part 1 and Part 2 . Linda – Vantaa, […]

Lockdown around the world - Part 2

It’s Day 33 of the lockdown in South Africa (28 April), however there is light at the end of the tunnel. Our President announced the easing of our stringent lockdown restrictions from 1 May. This means, inter alia, that 1.5 million workers will be able to return to work and many more items can be […]

Lockdown around the world - Part 1

Today, 23 April, is Day 29 of the lockdown in South Africa, where I am based. Some of the strictest lockdown rules in the world are in place here, with outdoor exercise, dog-walking, and fast food all banned. We are only allowed to go out to buy essentials or for medical reasons. This is probably […]

21 Beautiful Mosques Around The World

21 Beautiful mosques around the world Prayer clears the mist and brings back peace to the soul…Rumi When travelling, religious sanctuaries become more than a place to pray. They provide one with a tranquil escape from the city, and an opportunity to meet locals and witness their culture. I decided to compile a list of […]

The frantic rush to get home before lockdown in South Africa

Going into lockdown in South Africa When President Ramaphosa announced the impending lockdown in South Africa, I was in Cape Town. We had been staying with family for the past few days, and the following day we were leaving on a road trip where we would be doing media reviews at four amazing hotels and […]

Living the dream: Biggest challenges faced by Digital Nomads during their travels

Do you think being a digital nomad is a dream? No, it's not all sunshine and roses. Read on for some of the challenges faced by digital nomads... Digital nomads, otherwise known as location-independent professionals, are living what most people would call “the dream.” They have the freedom to work whenever they want, wherever they […]

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