Our time in Canada continues to fly by and, depending on where the future takes us, I want to be able to look back at all our experiences here on my blog. But work and life happened and my blog quickly slipped down my priority list. Continue reading
It’s tempting to travel from city to city by air in South Africa, especially when one of the longest flights is a mere two hours. Take my advice, avoid the sardine tins in the sky and discover the country by one of the many spectacular road trips available. Continue reading
When in Greece act like the gods and indulge. Greek food is fresh, delicious and cheap. Along with plenty of Ouzo and moussaka, make sure you try every delicacy on this list.
I had a lot of mixed feelings about booking a holiday in Santorini. I wanted to visit the island more than anything and see the pretty blue domed churches and watch the sunset from the edge of the cliffs. But I also wanted to relax and was wary about the crowds that the island attracts in summer. So we booked in May, the shoulder season, crossed our fingers and hoped for the best. Well, we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect time of year! Continue reading
I wanted to love New York. It was one of my big bucket list cities and I’d nurtured my love for the city from afar, over years of Sex and the City reruns. I chose my university exchange program in Montreal because of its proximity to New York and when a couple of my South African friends living in New Jersey invited me to stay for a few days, I practically tripped over myself in my haste to book my ticket. Continue reading
“Now you are going to the real Greece!” proclaimed the man at the car rental agency, when I asked him for maps of Southern Greece and the Peloponnese along with the standard Athens map he had proffered. “Everyone, they go to the islands. But that is not Greece,” he added definitively. Continue reading
Our first few hours in Athens were a mistake. They occurred a whole 24 hours later than they should have. Deciding that sticking to our original travel plan was now almost useless, we made our way out of the airport towards the train into the city. Continue reading