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…

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…

Safety guidelines for an incident free safari

We woke up to news that an American tourist was killed by a lion at the Lion Park in South Africa by violating the most visible rule at the park: Keep Windows at all times. A few months ago I posted what I called Wildest Africa: Rules of Engagement. It was directed at behaviour that…

Parys: No.1 adventure destination for Joburgers?

Parys, the pride of the Orange¬†Free State is¬†located about a hundred kilometers South of Johannesburg, and it¬†is competing hard with Magaliesburg for being the no.1 destination where Joburgers go for some adventure. Granted that Magalies is closer and benefits from amazing caves complexes, congregation of breweries, and stunning farms, I think Parys deserves the recognition…

Little India

Fordsburg can be considered the little India of Johannesburg. The area has survived a violent past, most times we forget how much blood was spilled in this town for us to be able to inhabit it freely at this point. Last weekend I took my friend to our much-anticipated Mayfair/Fordsburg outing. They are the South…

Franschoek: The Food and Wine Capital of SA

The best day of my week long Cape Town getaway, without a doubt, was in Franschoek. Give a girl some world class wine, Master Chef cuisine (really), gelato, and her beau to walk around soaking in the 18th century architecture on a beautiful sunny day and it is perfection. Dubbed the food and wine capital…