A Day Trip to Kalk Bay

Kalk bay is a suburban fishing village along the coast of the False bay in the Western Cape. It’s a trip we often make when we feel like a change of scenery and tasty lunch of the freshest fish on the coast. Despite its eclectic vibe, there are so many different things to do in…

Mountain biking for Newbies

When I think of bicycles, I think of neat paths and sun flowers or small towns, rolling hills and a packed picnic in the basket on the front. So, when my boyfriend took up mountain biking, I just watched and listened mostly in confusion. Not long after that, one of my besties decided to take…

The little joys of travelling in your own country

I love travelling to different places, experiencing cultures different from my own and introducing my palate to intriguing flavours (some to be repeated and others forgotten). It’s easy to take for granted that you actually live in a beautiful, diverse country with incredible scenery, tasty food and good people. All the ingredients for a fabulous…

Rocking the Road Trip

One of my favorite parts of hiking or driving in the countryside is are rock formations. I find them strangely fascinating. It reminds me of lying on the playground grass in primary school and making finding shapes or objects in the clouds. So, when I tell people I like looking at rocks and finding what…

Jumps, Jobs and Confusion

Going up the towers as a viewer and not a jumper is certainly not as nerve-wracking. Last time, I left my camera safely away from my shaking hands. This time around, it’s much easier to take in the view and chat to my guide; a friendly, safety conscious guy. I’ve always imagined that people who work…

Eagle 10

The last time I was on a long distance bus, I was in China headed to Shanghai from Beijing. It was a “sleeper” bus which meant it had no seats per se but rather bunk beds bolted to the sides and centre of the bus. The bunks had seat belts attached to the side of…

Hiking in the Wilderness

Go hiking in the wilderness… Check Drink fresh water straight out the mountain streams… Check Take own nature photographs for future computer screensaver use…  Check   Swim in large rock pool…   Check Keep your cool as unidentified smooth thing brushes against your leg while swimming in said rock pool… Check I don’t usually start…