Travel Notes: Lisboa, Portugal [2019]

Lisboooaaaa… It’s always such a great pleasure going to Portugal. I get a chance to indulge in parts of my heritage and really connect with my roots. This was our 3rd visit to Lisbon, and the second time we spent a few days exploring the capital. We had friends with us this time around and…

Sweaty Notes: Kaskazi Kayaking

My love for the ocean keeps growing as I am becoming more adventurous and putting fear aside. I am healing from a lot that has happened throughout my life and relishing in moving my body, especially while outdoors and preferably with an ocean breeze present. A few weeks ago after an anxiety episode, an acquaintance…

Travel Notes: Savings & Budget Tips

Recently, Nutreats asked me to contribute a few tips for Budget Travel to an article on their website. See the full article here.  Set a savings goal and commit to your trip Sometimes we need just one push in the right direction to start working and saving towards that dream trip. Whether it’s going buying…

Travel Notes: Hand Luggage Only

➡️Adapt to your Destination, Plan Outfits and Check Laundry Services⬅️ Packing light definitely depends on where you’re heading. Summer/Island Weather is easier to pack. I plan my outfits making sure I pack a variety that I can mix and match throughout my trip. For longer getaways, I check out if our accommodation has laundry services…

Travel Notes: Paris, France [2017]

Paris, France with 1 day stopovers in Lisbon and Porto Monday, 03 July – Day 1:  The rush to get shit done, the sad goodbyes to the pups, and then the wait. Travelling always seem so surreal to me. My younger self would never believe that I’ve had the opportunity to travel as much as…

Travel Notes: Brussels, Belgium & Amsterdam, Netherlands [2012]

Day 1: Saturday, 16 June 2012 – Travel and Brussels We had a connecting flight from Amsterdam to Brussels) and as we landed in Amsterdam, I noted that it’s very flat. No mountains, but loads of canals. The flight to Brussels rattled my nerves even more as the weather was crap and the plane small….

Travel Notes: Zanzibar [2011]

7 Feb 2011. Day before we left. After recovering from the party we had after the wedding at Banned (yes we actually went to a pub that evening and got motherless with our friends), it was time to start packing for Zanzibar. We flew to JHB and just my luck, we landed in a massive…

Heavy Metal Travel Notes: Graspop Metal Meeting, Belgium [2012]

The early bird caught the worm and we left for Dessel with a hollow feeling in our stomachs as the weather forecast was storms, strong winds and rain. But as we were driving, we only noticed high level cloud and humid conditions. We got there at about 2pm, parked and did the trek to the…