• Our Week in Ireland

    “There are no safe paths in this part of the world. Remember you are over the Edge of the Wild now, and in for all sorts of fun wherever you go.” J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit Ever heard of the Green Mamba? No, not the venomous snake. The venomous South African Passport. Unfortunately walking down the ‘travel for a living’ route was quite frankly a poor life choice on my part seeing as though being on a South African Passport limits destinations where one can travel freely without the hassle of extensive paperwork, expensive visa fees & dealing with balding old men behind the counter treating you as a first-hand criminal.…

  • A Winter Wonderland

    “Well, I know now. I know a little more how much a simple thing like a snowfall can mean to a person” ― Sylvia Plath That familiar feeling came back instantly. I felt like a child on Christmas Eve again, except this time it was actually snowing instead of being boiling hot. I’m sitting on the airplane flying back home to Cape Town, suffering horridly from jet lag and blowing my nose loudly every five minutes, a consequence of having too much fun, but for the first time in a long time, I have run out of words. I honestly don’t know where to begin my story or where to…

  • My Canada Essentials

    Some of you might be aware that I am shortly heading off to Alberta, Canada for two weeks where the mountains are bigger, the snow is thicker, the temperatures are colder and the scenery is more beautiful…or so I’ve heard. I guess this would be the appropriate time to announce that I have never actually seen real snow before, nothing that counts anyway! As you can imagine my excitement levels are through the roof and I literally cannot get on that airplane soon enough, but before I rush off anywhere armed only with flip flops, shorts and a hoody, I thought that it would be better to get geared up…