• Europe,  Travel

    Paris, France

    A day in Paris, France: If someone told the twenty-years old me that I would someday find myself in Paris, I would have laughed them to shame. This year however, I did find myself in France and my oh my, it is absolutely everything they say it is and more. Well kind of! My partner and I are in a long-distance relationship and with that comes traveling to each other’s countries. This year instead of me going to see him, we planned to a cross country road trip to Paris. In my head, I always imaged Paris as this expensive and inaccessible city where you must spend thousands of Rands…

  • Africa,  Travel

    Victoria Falls, Zambia

    Imagine going on an amazing holiday only to find out that the airline providing the a connecting flight sold you dreams and then find yourself stuck in the middle of home and nowhere. On Monday I left Europe with the hopes that I will be home in time for a one man brunch and my bed. Instead I found myself with others stuck in Zambia courtesy of Kenya Airways (the story will be told another time). Sometimes getting lost can lead to unexpected adventures.  I met a group of people who were coming back from different corners of the world and we decided to use the opportunity to visit Victoria…

  • Travel

    The cash passport.

    You have booked your flight. Got your visa. Bags packed. Now what? At this stage you are probably thinking of calling your bank to notify them of “irregularities” that will be taking place in your account because you will be swiping your life away and living your best life. Well, not exactly! In most cases, banks block your card if they see unusual activity on your account even if you notify them prior to your travel. Great banks will even inform you of what to do in order to avoid that but hey. A cash passport is a method of banking almost anywhere around the world without using your official…

  • Travel

    Applying for a Schengen Visa- for South Africans

    First rule of wanting to travel and not knowing how to start: NEVER feel embarrassed, shamed or sorry about things you don’t know. Traveling is about discovering things and you learn as you go. Countries are different, travel reasons are different and so documents needed for your Visa application are always different. The only Visa I have done so far is a Schengen Visa under the friends and family visit category which I have no idea what number or visa type is formally know as in code. As long as you know what you are going to do wherever you are going, then you are on the right track! Before…

  • Food,  Travel

    Strawberry picking at Polkadraai Strawberry farm

    I would like to take a moment of silence to appreciate the fun moment I had at Polkadraai considering the fact that I have been trying to explore… Polkadraai Strawberry Farm is in stellenbosch which is only 26 minutes away from Observatory on weekends without traffic. It is pretty much easy getting there and you’ll know by cars parked outside that it’t where you are going. In order to be allowed to the strawberry grounds, a bucket for each person must be purchased which can be purchased in the first and only supermarket you see upon arrival in the farm. The buckets range in prices from R40.00 per person for…

  • Travel

    How to save for your travel plans.

    Ever looked at someone’s Instagram or Facebook feed and wondered how the hell are they managing to travel without privilege? I have, so many times and this was during high school all the way to 1st year of my profession. How does one just get up and go to a different country and a week later they are leaving again. It is very possible. You see then, I had no idea about savings. In the black community, especially South Africa, you are never taught to save. When it happens is because you are lucky that you grew up around people who knew the importance of saving; a family member is…

  • Travel

    How I Booked Cheap Flights to the Netherlands!

    As we catch flights and feelings, can I take this moment to tell you about how I got to book a flight for R5451 from Flying Bargain from Cape Town to Amsterdam! Yes, I know! I have recently did my first out of the country, over the ocean trip to the Netherlands where my man stays full time and the process was so tedious but being someone who makes sure they travel under budget, this time around I made sure I stay really under budget. I am a cheapskate when it comes to paying for things, I mean if I will always find ways to do things for free or…

  • Food

    Definitum Wines

    “Wine is the only artwork you can drink.” -Luis Fernando Olaverri I agree with this wise man Luis. Wine can make you look at a random and simple situation with the most appreciation., It can have you confessing all your deepest desires. Tells the truth that people only deserve to hear without you feeling guilty or regret. I was recently given an opportunity to taste Definitum Wines . They are based in Stellbosch and offer 3 of their select wines: Arbalest which consists of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 15% Malbec, 10% Petit Verdot and Cab Franc 5%. This bottle goes for R120. Benevolence with a composition of 36% Pinotage, 24% Malbec,…

  • Travel,  Travel Attire

    My Top5 Bacon Bikini Faves for the Summer!

    Firstly, I would like to thank everyone who made sure I made it as a Bacon Bikini ambassador and got to make it all the way to Mauritius for their Spring/Summer campaign. How I made it: Face of Bacon Bikini is a competition by Bacon Bikinis where the brand looks for ambassadors, you do not have to have a lot of followers on social media (but can be an advantage) to enter. It happens annually and 2018 was the first of its installments. I sent my pictures and created a profile on their website and told them why I think I deserve to be a #BaconBabe . The next stage was to…