2018 was a year to remember for better or worse but it still needed my best shot for a happy ending. So, we lined up 4 girls and booked the Start Yachting course with Langebaan based Atlantic Yachting. It was my West Coast sister’s idea and she organised the logistics. On a sunny Thursday morning… Read More Setting Sail – Last Adventure for 2018
In 1882 the first foundation stone was laid and today it is still very much work in progress. It is Barcelona’s La Sagrada Familia. Arguably one of Spain’s most visited tourist attractions. I have seen it twice and hope to visit again. This UNESCO listed site is the unconventional masterpiece of Antoni Gaudi. It is… Read More La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona
I spent a day in Agter-Paarl and visited 2 new places before stopping at an old time favourite. First stop was breakfast at Nine Oaks close to Rhebokskloof. They have a few farm cottages to rent and serves as a function venue. There are beautiful views across to the Wellington mountains with real farm style… Read More Winelands of Paarl
I have just finished reading The Paris Wife by Paula McLain and totally loved it. It is a story of love and betrayal intertwined with a travel journal of places in the US and France concentrating on Paris. The year is 1920 and Ernest Hemingway meets Hadley Richardson in the States. They fall in love,… Read More The Paris Wife
Every time I go to Durban I add Sprigs to my list of places to visit. Every time I fall short. Not this year. A last-minute meeting in Kloof put me in the right spot. With the meeting done I followed my appetite to Sprigs in the Fields shopping centre. The business was started by… Read More Coffee in Kloof
Waiting is not one of my favourite pastimes. Travel is. Every so often these 2 overlap and then I have to make the most of the wait. Here are my goto options: Head for the nail bar and get a quick mani or pedi. Lounge away. I am a great fan of airport lounges. The… Read More 5 Things To Do When Your Flight Is Delayed
What a special Indaba it was this year. Not only are we celebrating 25 years of South African democracy but also had our President grace us at the Durban ICC during the annual 3 day travel and trade show.
We end the annual Africa Travel Indaba with A drink at The Oyster Box and a curry night in Durban. It’s Palki’s in Musgrave Road. Again. Why fix if it ain’t broken? Too much spicy goodness with Porcupine Ridge wines. Thank you Durban, you’ve been good to us! See you again next year.
Night change to day Dark becomes light Quiet stirs Its a new start Nowhere does day break with so much promise as in Africa.
Good vibes, long walks and friendly people. That is Durban’s Promenade. This morning I took my customary walk to pick up steam for smooching with the travel and trade industry. One good picture is enough inspiration to last the day. I took one.
No Indaba day is complete without an early morning walk along the Durban beachfront promenade. After a brisk walk and a few photos the day gets hectic with meetings and the attendance of sessions to make the most of Africa’s biggest tourism pilgrimage. Cape Whale Coast Tourism has space at the colourful and visible Wesgro… Read More 2019 Africa Travel Indaba Day 1