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…

How to pick the perfect pair of travel jeans

When you are travelling there’s not always time to do laundry. This means that your clothing items need to be versatile. That being said jeans are a common staple for many travelers. People wear jeans frequently and denim is a durable fabric. The distressed denim trend makes a few rips and holes on a pair…

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…

Top tips for solo female travelers

I  traveled alone a few times I went to Belguim, The Netherlands, France, Germany Austria on my own. And I intend to rack up more solo trips once I am able to. As a female solo traveler, I learned a few things along the way. Solo travel can be rewarding. It has it’s challenging to…

How to take great travel photos of yourself

Travelling solo means getting used to the idea of taking selfies and timer set photos. At first I couldn’t take decent travel photos of myself along the way I improved my skills through trial and error. With a bit of luck and these tips your travel photos will be way better than mine. Don’t be…

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…

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…

How to avoid queues in Paris

My first trip to Paris was a day trip which lasted around 17 hours. I arrived at 6:00 am and left at 23:30 pm. I booked my time with am to pm tours a well-known travel bus company which operates in Germany. It is specifically geared at international students and young people. It was an…

How to travel when you are on your period

My period has always annoyed me. The first time I got, it was while I was in church, and I couldn’t leave to go to the bathroom as I was busy praying. My silent prayer that day included asking God for my period not to stain my buttercream yellow skirt. That being said periods can…