How I celebrated Human Rights Day in South Africa

In South Africa Human Rights Day is celebrated on the 21st of March. In my country we do not celebrate the UN Human Rights Day. On Human Rights Day 21 march 1960 protesters who opposed pass laws and apartheid were attacked by the apartheid police. The police opened fire on the protest crowed and killed…

How to dine alone and enjoy yourself

I’m part of the solo female travelers’ network on Facebook. It’s an open and positive online community and most of the posts make me smile. Solo travel isn’t just about happiness though and one of the top complaints which I read about is solo dining. A traveler wrote about how she ended up not eating…

How to wear a drindl

A dirndl is a traditional dress worn in Germany, Austria and South Tyrol. It is reserved for special occasions such as a wedding. It is also most known for being the outfit for women who attend Oktoberfest. Almost every Oktoberfest attendee wears traditional clothes. There are a few guidelines that you need to be aware…

Tourist Traps to be aware of in Amsterdam

Before you read this do note that these are tourist traps in Amsterdam according to me. If you still want to visit these places don’t be deterred by me. Personal taste is something which is flexible. I do have Dutch friends, I travelled to Amsterdam and I know many people who have plus I did…

The Passion Gap: Why some Capetonians remove their front teeth?

Trigger warning: this article discusses racial identity, slavery, colonization, extraction of teeth and oral sex. Although the descriptions are mostly non-graphic please do not continue reading if you know that you will be offended or uncomfortable. Thank you. In Cape Town, South Africa my hometown there is a trend which even I myself find unusual…