So you want to visit Cape Town, South Africa, heh?

Look, yes I know those tickets are real cheap when browsing google flights, but let me just stop you right there. South Africa, aka Mandela land, aka Suid Afrika or Saffa land, which ever way you want to call it, is a third world country. Third you say? Yes we aren’t in the top three if that’s what you’re thinking, rather we are third world … Continue reading So you want to visit Cape Town, South Africa, heh?

You know nothing, absolutely nothing… Until you travel

I once met a man when I was 14. He was drunk on homemade spirits at a clandestine rooftop get together in a country where alcohol is and was illegal. Everyone else was chatting away and he was sitting close to the edge by himself enjoying the night enshrouded city view before us. He was quiet for the longest time and I stood nearby half in fear … Continue reading You know nothing, absolutely nothing… Until you travel

USA: Lost in Translation… or rather mispronunciation

Have you ever spoken to a South African? Or perhaps someone from a different country and the way they pronounce the words is slightly different to the way you do? It can lead to some interesting misunderstandings… Disclaimer: Unfortunately some of the “misunderstandings” are not totally PG. The Pot Plant – USA A couple of years ago I wanted to buy a pot plant as … Continue reading USA: Lost in Translation… or rather mispronunciation

A South African in America – the Questions & Answers

I have now lived in America going on 8 years and I have to say a few of the questions I’ve been asked have put England to shame… some of them have been outrageous to the point that … well I really couldn’t help having some fun.  I’ve also had a few instances where my english is grossly misinterpreted and caused a bit of embarrassing … Continue reading A South African in America – the Questions & Answers

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Addo Elephant Park in a day

After a solid 48 hours journey we could officially say we were in South Africa! We heartily consumed a filling healthy breakfast (bacon and eggs is always healthy come on!) we headed out to Addo Elephant National Park.  I am an animal lover, specially wildlife in all shapes and sizes, and we decided to do a Safari right off the bat to get our “feet … Continue reading Addo Elephant Park in a day

Cape Point

Cape Point – the Pro’s and the Con

Sharing is caring they say so I need to let you know the pros and cons to this gorgeous area called Cape Point, also known as the Cape of Good Hope or mistakenly the tip of Africa (its really Cape Agulhas but we like to claim it anyway). Pro 1 – 2 Oceans for the price of 1 What makes it so magical? After a … Continue reading Cape Point – the Pro’s and the Con

Why I visit Sanctuaries while traveling

When I travel I find I like to do the unordinary, of course I’ll find myself doing the normal touristy sites but more often than not I like to wonder off and see the real “place”, meet real people who aren’t tourist obsessed and get engrossed in where ever I am visiting’s culture. Animal Sancutaries are one of those places I actually seek out in … Continue reading Why I visit Sanctuaries while traveling

South Africa: Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary

Every now and then when you visit a country you happen upon a place that leaves you with lasting memories and warm fuzzies.  The Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary was one such place for me. We stopped off at Jukani on the way to Oudtshoorn, after our Addo Safari adventure we wanted to get a taste of more animals and really liked the sound of visiting a place … Continue reading South Africa: Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary