I love a good road trip. They were very prevalent in my life a few years ago and suddenly died off when I moved to Durban. There is so much that goes into a good road trip, one wrong element can ruin the whole trip. In the spirit of the new year and haven’t had a road trip in forever, my friends and I decided to road trip from Durban to Cape Town via the Eastern Cape and the Garden Route. It is a loooong journey – 1683 km to be exact. In this post, I list some of my road trip tips and tricks and a sneak peek into my Durban to Cape Town road trip.
It’s Travel Thursday time #TBT . Travel TBT is a throw back to my previous travel posts that I wrote on my previous blog which I have since closed down. So this is another instalment from when I was living in Switzerland, I used to take trips on Saturdays to interesting places close by. The awesome thing about Switzerland was that you didn’t need to have a car, trains pretty much covered every corner of the country. So this is one of my Saturday trips when I went to a chocolate factory, I mean – this was meant to be a dream trip, chocolate and Switzerland go together like x and y. It was a fun trip which I thoroughly enjoyed even though I got sick.
Travel Thursday time! This time I am writing about a trip which I haven’t written about before and one that is fairly recent. In January 2015 I travelled to Hanoi, Vietnam for a conference and Bangkok, Thailand for a visit to some work partners. Even though the travel was mostly for work, I managed to get some time off to explore both cities. I only had half a day to explore Hanoi and a bit more time in Bangkok.
For my birthday, I spent time at Royal Thonga Safari Lodge in Northern KZN, it is 50km from the South Africa/Mozambique Border. Firstly, I am so surprised at myself for not having travelled this part of the province before, it’s not too far from where I am based. The lodge itself is located just outside the Tembe Elephant Park so you are able to see some inyalas and impalas when you drive in and out of the lodge (they are behind the fence of course). The bird life is also very extensive, I don’t care much for birds but I was amazed at the different types that we could see and hear. One doesn’t need an alarm clock because the bird chirping starts very early in the morning and will definitely wake you up.
It’s Travel Thursday! Whoot whoot! With everything that has been going on in Burundi lately, I felt it the time to share about the time I spent there in 2009. I was in the capital city Bujumbura for a week. The main reason I was there was to attend a wedding and of course check out the sites and sounds. It was the first time I had flown so far out of South Africa *eek* – I was so nervous about a 4.5 hour flight, I thought I was going to be fidgety the whole time. All in all, the trip was such a fun experience!
Hi everybody! It’s a quarter to the weekend!
Another travel Thursday, let’s take a trip down memory lane to 2 years ago when I visited Barcelona. I went with my sister and my BFF, we flew in from Geneva to Barcelona where we spent 4 days. The trip was filled with some sightseeing, some chilling on the beach time, lots of food and dranks 🙂 and looots of shopping. As usual, this is a post I wrote on my previous blog soon after returning from the trip.