Shooting game in Addo

Waking up on a cold, overcast, blustery morning in Port Elizabeth usually has me longing for a day filled with steaming coffee, a comfy couch and hours lost in the pages of a good book, but not so this past Friday. Despite not-so-promising weather predictions, I was a girl on a mission. It was the…

A Day in Dubrovnik

George Bernard Shaw succinctly summed up the outstanding beauty of this alluring city when he said “Those who are looking for paradise on Earth should come and see Dubrovnik”. It is a city of stunning architecture, rich treasures and magnificent scenery but be warned, it is certainly not a well-kept secret! Although we are here…

Monuments, monasteries and Pasteis de Nata in Belem.

A quick 5 minute train journey or a much longer (trust me!) tram ride from Praca do Comercio, is the district of Belem. This is an absolute must-see destination for anyone visiting Lisbon and although most guides suggest a 3 – 4 hour visit, we spend almost a full day along the banks of the…

Welcome to Lisbon, Portugal.

Finally, after months of planning, research and almost 24 hours of non-stop travelling, I have finally arrived in Lisbon. We’ll be in Portugal for a full four weeks, seeing the sights and experiencing the food and culture and I’d be delighted if you’d follow along and add your comments and own experiences of this delightful…

Escape to Prince Albert, the beating heart of the Karoo!

We’ve all experienced times when things just become too much and the need to jump off the never-ending hamster wheel of life is overwhelming. Well, I believe I’ve found the perfect antidote to modern day urban madness – it’s as simple as packing a bag of comfortable clothes and heading off for a few days to…

Thailand here we come!

As much as the prospect of four back-to-back flights and 30 hours of non-stop travelling doesn’t fill me with joy, the prospect of a couple of weeks in terrific Thailand certainly does! Unbeknown to us as we eagerly boarded our nearly empty flight from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg, the very elusive phenomenon of comfort and space aboard an…

Up, up and away

There is nothing quite so satisfying as contentedly crossing a long-standing item off one’s bucket list: memories made √ photos taken √ dream fulfilled √ … and so it was after our amazing hot air balloon flight last week. Thanks to an extremely generous retirement gift from Chris’ company (thanks Jane and all at Softworx),…

The Mad Woman in the Village.

Last Thursday, we set off on our first roadtrip of 2016 with eager anticipation. Our journey from our home town of Port Elizabeth inland to Johannesburg would cover 1100km and take us via Graaf Reinet and Colesburg, where we would overnight. This would allow us to detour further into the Karoo to visit the small…

Morgan Bay magic!

With our plethora of public holidays falling willy-nilly throughout the week, it is often easy to ‘engineer’ a four day long weekend and so it was that we decided to explore a far flung part of the beautiful Eastern Cape. This time we visited a long forgotten love, the Morgan Bay Hotel in, you guessed…

A weekend of Edwardian elegance!

Despite frequent trips overseas, numerous holidays around South Africa and many weekends traversing the length and breadth of the Garden Route, I’m ashamed to admit that I had never ventured the 90.4 kilometres from my home to the Zuurberg Mountain Village, until now that is. A Bargain Buys voucher and a desire to escape the…

Hurrying through Hong Kong

As I sit on the flight to Bali, I find myself reflecting on the last four days in Hong Kong. How can I describe its atmosphere, sights, smells, energy and diversity? Hong Kong is like everything and nothing you have ever seen before. It’s an ultra modern city with its soaring skyscrapers, light and laser…