Exploring the sights and islands of Phi Phi

The Phi Phi islands are made up of six islands, of which Ko Phi Phi Don and Ko Phi Phi Leh are the main two islands. I wanted to explore the islands around Ko Phi Phi Don, and as a movie buff, I wanted to visit The Beach ‘beach’. There are loads of travel companies […]

Guide to Bali for South Africans

Bali is a tropical island paradise with beautiful beaches, lush forests, interesting critters and friendly locals. It’s a popular destination for South African travelers, mainly because it’s one of the most affordable destinations in Asia. Here’s my guide to Bali, specifically written with South Africans in mind.   Flying to Bali There are no direct […]

9 hour layover in Madrid? Here’s what to do

A 9-hour layover in Madrid sounds like a lot of time, right? Mmm… if you spend all that time at the airport sure, it’s a long time. If you decide to explore Madrid like I did, nine hours goes by so quickly! When you take into account the transport in and out of the city […]

Exploring Ta Prohm – My favourite Angkor Temple

Better known as the Tomb Raider temple in popular culture, Ta Prohm forms part of the Angkor temple complex located just outside Siem Reap. This beautiful temple is my absolute favourite! The trees are spectacular and there are lots to see and do around the ruins. To Prohm has such an interesting history too! Ta […]

Postcards from Abroad: The Sagrada Familia

    The Sagrada Familia is Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi’s unfinished masterpiece. The church, now a minor basilica, is probably the main tourist attraction in Barcelona, with good reason. The basilica is an architectural marvel loaded with symbolism. It’s easy to lose track of time when visiting the Sagrada Familia… The Sagrada Familia has three […]

Releasing turtle hatchlings in Bali

Kuta consists of narrow little streets and pushy vendors trying to sell you things you really don’t need or want. The only redeeming feature for me is the Bali Sea Turtle Society. You won’t find fancy offices or a visitors center here, only a giant turtle filled with sand. What’s in that sand? Hatching turtle […]

Spending an afternoon at Gardens by the Bay

Visiting the Gardens by the Bay is the number one rated activity to do in Singapore according to TripAdvisor. After an unexpected and unplanned lengthy layover in Singapore, I was searching for something fun, laid-back and cheap to do. So I decided to check out the Gardens by the Bay. Getting there As my time […]

Are these the best waffles in South Africa?

Where can you find the best waffles in South Africa? In my opinion, at The Waffle House in Ramsgate on the south coast of South Africa. Now, I have not tasted every waffle in the country, but I’ve eaten my fair share. And these waffles are my favourite by far! Location The restaurant is located […]

How to spend 48 hours in Ubud

I fell in love with Ubud during my brief stay in this bohemian/hippy town. Why? The lush jungles that surround the town, the rice patties in the middle of town and all the vegetarian-friendly restaurants! I could have easily stayed here for a week or even longer. Here is how I made the most of […]

Postcards from Abroad: The Animals of Indonesia

I only spent a week in Indonesia, but I saw so many animals! Just by keeping my eyes peeled on hiking trails, I saw so many creatures including butterflies and spiders. Indonesia is home to rare and fascinating animals like Komodo Dragons and Olive Ridley Turtles! Komodo Dragons The unequivocal highlight for me was seeing […]

Review: Novotel Bali Ngurah Rai Airport

The Novotel is conveniently located right at Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar. Elegantly and beautifully decorated, it’s the perfect place to stay before you catch a flight or if you have just landed in Bali. When I arrived Upon my arrival, I received a glass of cold, fresh fruit juice and a fragrant towel […]

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