Main Street Life

I always dread coming to Maboneng. Ok, honestly I dread coming to the markets in the CBD. Parking is a nightmare. But tonight luck was on my side parking-wise, but my friend was super late. So night market alone. Oh yeah! I do feel like a housewife on her grocery day out the houseūüė¨. I…

Paranoia or Necessary Precaution

I love my country, and I love my city. They both have ways to surprise and there are always new things to be explored. South Africa, and mostly Cape Town regularly make it on the list of top destinations to visit. Granted the lists are many and very subjective. However, side by side with beauty,…

Getting around Cape Town on a shoestring budget

Most of us are constantly looking for ways to save when travelling. I was scrolling my Twitter feeds when I clicked on one such article. It listed a few basic things, like looking at alternative accommodation instead of hotels, eating self-prepared meals, buying tickets on sale, and certain websites for bookings. Two things challenged me…

Mosi-oa-Tunya (The smoke that thunders) – Victoria Falls

Following the Chobe river, a mightier Zambezi river converges with it and the two feed the world’s second biggest waterfall. It is better than the Niagara Falls. There, I said it. Mosi-oa-Thunya is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. I think every South African, Mosotho, Motswana, and Swati must make a point…

Rebel with(out) a cause

I’m usually a stickler for rules. The last proper argument I’ve had with my best friend was¬†over what I called selfish idiots watering their gardens during the restricted usage times. I told her I was looking to report them because we are in a drought you see; she flipped on me. I am a law-abiding…

Chobe River

January is in full swing. I’m already feeling like I’ve been at work for five weeks not five days. And I started this draft last weekend and thought I’d finish it during the week but alas another weekend.¬† So here goes. More on Africa this year. Exploring my neighbouring countries. First on the list, Botswana….

Hello 2016!

I just got back from Cape Town, after doing Botswana Victoria Falls for New Year’s, and Christmas with family as usual. Getting back the current affairs have just about almost taken over, so before I get too engrossed in news; racial monkey business, panty-preneurs, China, the Rand, Hillary’s emails (again); I just have to say…

People with disabilities in the hospitality industry

I walked into the Park Inn by Radisson hotel Wednesday afternoon. I hadn’t done much research on it except how far it was from the conference venue. It looked good from the outside, and a¬†staff member¬†outside guided¬†me towards parking. At check-in¬†I was¬†given the disclosure:¬†A third of the staff has disabilities. The gentleman behind the counted¬†pointed…

Hello Summer!

Back to the beautiful Mother City and got to do some fun things. Charly’s Bakery- So I got to meet Jacqui and Alex,¬†two of the owners of¬†Charly’s bakery, made famous by the reality show Charly’s Cake Angels. I will admit, I¬†got a little bit more excited than I had expected. But who wouldn’t, even from…

Glamping

For our¬†one year anniversary, my boyfriend took me on a romantic bush getaway to celebrate. The destination was a surprise, and I was told my part was show up and enjoy. He told me what types¬†of outfits to bring¬†and gave me a five-day forecast of this mysterious place. It crossed my mind to cross reference…

Taste of Greece

The warm sun on my face, the fresh breeze of the sea and all I can see in front¬†of me is an undisturbed view of the ocean blue which merges seamlessly with the blue sky and the white beach creates a brilliant contrast. Blue and white everywhere around. My quintessential moment is disturbed by the…