A great one day guide to Vienna

Vienna is steeped in so much history. It has been a political juggernaut city and has gone through phases of great development and decline. I learnt so much about Vienna on my trip which only allowed me to stay for one day. There are Baroque styled buildings and castles which house exquisite artworks in both…

Brilliant photo spots in Burano

Burano Island in Venice is so eye catching every street is a photo opportunity. I took about 50 photos in Burano and I only spent a few hours on the island. Here’s my best of Burano photos to brighten up your Monday. Before you get off the boat Take a photo of the island from…

Great things to do in Budapest in one day

Budapest is the perfect budget friendly destination. It’s an Eastern European city and the capital of Hungary. The architecture, views, mountain, river, food, drinks and welcoming people everything was marvelous. Budapest is divided into two parts the Buda and Pest sections of the city. The Danube River flows between the two districts which are connected…

10 Top things to do in Laval

When I googled Laval I got a number of mentions of Laval in Canada. Both Canada and France has a city called Laval. I changed my Google search to Laval, France. I had no knowledge about Laval which is approximately 300 km away from Paris in the West of France. I visited my friend Juliette…

Things to do in Burano

Burano is just a boat ride away from Venice Central. Burano Island is a photographer’s dream with its numerous canals, bridges and brightly coloured homes. Going to Burano was the top thing I wanted to do in Venice. The houses reminded me of the Bo-Kaap in Cape Town. As a Capetonian, it felt like being…

The history of Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest is the world’s biggest beer festival. It draws in over 6 million visitors every year. Germans and foreigners all flock to the festival to drink dance and be merry. My time spent at Oktoberfest known by the locals at die Wiesn was unforgettable. Before I went on my trip I wanted know the origins of…

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…

Top 5 things to do in Brühl

Brühl is one of the hidden gems of the North-Rhine Westphalia region. Nestled between Cologne and Bonn, Brühl doesn’t get the attention it deserves. Cologne is often bustling with tourists who go to see its iconic Gothic Cathedral. And Bonn hosts many international political events; it has historic sites, and a famous cherry blossom tree…

Things you should not do in Germany

Before I moved to Germany I decided to research German customs and basic laws. Most of the guides I found online and in print version covered a lot of what I discuss here. Still, I found it very strange when people weren’t smiling as much as South Africans do. I also thought it was odd…