International travel during covid-19 has taken a body blow. However, while many appear to be chomping at the bit to book their jolly summer holidays and get 'back to normal', I have to say I'm feeling confused and conflicted. Should we be hopping on a plane at the very first opportunity? In fact, should we… Continue reading Thoughts on International Travel During Covid-19
Top 10 World Underground Attractions
Discover the world's best underground attractions including mines, caves, tunnels, graves and more.
An Ill Wind is Blowing: The Coronavirus HK vs UK
Corona virus in Hong Kong and UK, who is handling it better? Should we worry or is it all going to blow over?
The Expat Pass the Parcel COMPETITION
Expat Pass the Parcel? Read on to find out how you can enter this brilliant competition and win a mystery prize. The Expat NetworkThey say there are only 6 degrees of separation between us. For expats I'm sure it’s less. Maybe more like 2.5 degrees. That's because we are connected by the mysterious and… Continue reading The Expat Pass the Parcel COMPETITION
Out of Africa, Farewell to Johannesburg
After 5 years in South Africa and a total of 10 in Africa moving on is bittersweet.
Heading to South Africa? Get Culture Smart!
Culture Smart! has updated their guide to South Africa and as part of their first ever blog tour, promoting updated and brand new titles, I was invited to take a sneak preview. What is Culture Smart!? The concept of the Culture Smart! book series is similar to traditional travel guides in that they cover the… Continue reading Heading to South Africa? Get Culture Smart!
What Dr Livingstone saw – A trip to Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls has been inching up our bucket list since we moved to South Africa and finally made it to the top. We followed in the footsteps of explorer David Livingstone, albeit in a great deal more comfort. There are plenty of things to do close to the falls dependant on water levels, your appetite… Continue reading What Dr Livingstone saw – A trip to Victoria Falls
Visit Epic Namibia – Go. See. Do. Be.
Epic is the only word to describe the vast, untouched and immensely photogenic Namibian landscape. The open space and the scale of the diverse scenery is mind boggling . Would I want to live somewhere so remote? Not on your Nellie. Would I visit again? In a heartbeat. There is more, so much more to write… Continue reading Visit Epic Namibia – Go. See. Do. Be.
When did economy air travel become a form of torture?
Once upon a time air travel was glamorous and even now, at the front or top of the plane you have private cubicles resembling bijou studio flats in London. There you will be offered a wine list, linen napkins, flat screen TVs, a bar, perhaps a massage and maybe even a dry-cleaning service. However, at… Continue reading When did economy air travel become a form of torture?
Visit Cappadocia: Land of Beautiful Horses
Often referred to as Land of Beautiful Horses, Cappadocia is a magical region located in central Turkey. With secret passages, hidden caves and vats of wine to enjoy, there was a lot to like. What and Where is Cappadocia? Just over an hours’ flight away from awesome Istanbul, Cappadocia’s major draw is the unearthly lunarscape… Continue reading Visit Cappadocia: Land of Beautiful Horses