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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 me. I am a self-confessed travel addict. Are […]

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Things to do in Johannesburg – The Collectors Treasury

If you’ve ever dreamt about getting lost among thousands of books, then The Collectors Treasury would be a likely setting. Situated in Johannesburg’s Commissioner Street, near the trendy Maboneng area, this is the largest used and rare bookshop in Africa, and possibly in the Southern Hemisphere. I went there with my book-loving family. With over […]

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Hartford House -The only world-class hotel on a world-class stud farm in the world  

The picturesque Kwazulu Natal countryside is a region steeped in history. The Zulus, the Boers and the British fought fierce battles for dominion of the territory here and Mahatma Gandhi served as a stretcher bearer for the British (before the advent of satyagraha), in one of these battles. Here, Winston Churchill was captured while reporting […]

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10 Things to do in Mpumalanga

Mpumalanga is one of my favourite provinces in South Africa. Meaning "the place where the sun rises", it is blessed with breath-taking natural beauty and abundant wildlife - which attracts tourists from around the world. Personally, I become more enamored of this province every time I go there. I am also surprised by how many […]

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12 Tips for Travelling to Namibia

Namibia is unlike any other country I’ve been to before and I made a few mistakes when travelling there for the first time. However, I have learnt from the experience. Here are my tips for travelling to Namibia . There are 4 main aspects to consider when travelling to Namibia on a DIY trip:  flights […]

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The New Seven Wonders of the World – My Experiences

Can you name the New Seven Wonders of the World ? Unless you are an avid traveller…or obsessed with lists, you probably can’t. With so many places and attractions now being labelled as wonders, it’s not surprising – and of course, there’s no need to remember them if we have Google at our disposal. Most […]

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Family fun at the Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi Yas Island

Often referred to as the Playground of the Emirates, the vibrant Yas Island is a man-made destination island that is home to some of Abu Dhabi’s most exciting family-friendly attractions. Ferrari World, which boasts the world’s fastest roller coaster, the Yas Marina F1 Circuit where the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix takes place, and Yas Waterworld are […]

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What to expect on a safari

Going on safari is an incredible experience, one that I personally cannot get enough of. The more I go, the more I want to go. It is also unlike any other holiday you may have been on and it is therefore helpful to know what to expect when going on your first safari. 1. Early […]

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How to apply for a Turkish visa

Turkey is a magical country with an abundance of historical sites, natural wonders, stunning architecture and delicious food. It is constantly listed as one of the top countries in the world to visit – with good reason. I’ve been to Istanbul, Ephesus and Kusadasi but there are many more places in Turkey that I still […]

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Budget Holidays in the South Caucasus

Travelling is definitely one of the best things in this world. Still, with a limited budget, you have to plan every detail and, of course, often refuse luxury. My friend and I have a lot of experience with planning and organizing budget tours. This time, we'd like to tell you about our unforgettable trip to […]

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Feel like royalty at the exquisite Palacio Duhau in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is often called the “Paris of South America,” for its stunning architecture, cosmopolitan atmosphere and rich European heritage. The neighbourhood of Recoleta, and especially Avenida Alvear (Alvear Avenue), still reflect the opulence and grandeur of the 20th century when Buenos Aires was one of the wealthiest cities in the world and its prosperity was […]

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Things to do in Johannesburg - Liliesleaf Farm

On 11 July 1963, a group of anti-apartheid activists were having a crucial meeting in a little cottage on a smallholding in Rivonia, north of Johannesburg.  Little did they know that their lives were about to change forever.  A “laundry van” pulled up and armed policemen jumped out with police dogs. Knowing that they had […]

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