First time to the ballet tips

I love attending the ballet. I go at least once a year with my mom and sister. It’s become a tradition. I never aspired to become a ballerina as a little girl. But, I have always found it fascinating to watch. In my city attending the ballet isn’t a popular past time amongst most Capetonians. …

Celebrating Nelson Mandela

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the release of Nelson Mandela. Upon his release, he addressed a massive crowd at the Grand Parade from the City Hall in Cape Town.  I wasn’t old enough to understand or remember the gravity of the moment. Recently  I’ve been very busy at work. But, I still felt I…

What to wear in Cape Town uncovered

Cape Town style is laid-back and casual you will spot people wearing business attire, to athletic wear and even beach items. It’s normal to see people wearing flip flops with jeans and a vest. People don’t wear traditional outfits’ every day though you might spot some people wearing Shwe-Shwe and or African Wax print items. …

All about the Castle of Goodhope

The Castle of Goodhope known to locals as just the Castle is one of the oldest buildings in South Africa. It was established to protect the Cape Town from sea attacks. At first, it was supervised by Jan Van Riebeek in 1652. The Castle was built using slave labour and was ironically built to protect…

Things to do in Cape Town around Christmas

I have rounded up some fun activities you might want to do if you are in Cape Town around Christmas time. Given that the weather around this time of year is great the obvious beach trip is included along with a few other lesser-known activities.   Go to the Ballet Every year the Cape Town…

20 Reasons to visit Brittany

I got to see a glimpse of Brittany when I visited my friend Juliette. She’s from Laval a small city which is more like a village it’s not too far from the touristy Renne and St. Malo is known for its beach and castle. My trips to Paris were all amazing but I never got…

Top things to do in Bonn

I found out about Bonn through my roommate Maria. She was the first friend I made in Germany. She stayed in my dorm for a week and a few days. As she was moving to Bonn, we promised to stay in touch and did. This meant I travelled to Bonn and she travelled to Essen…

Tips on How to take memorable Christmas photos

With Christmas coming soon I’ve been thinking about how to take better photos. It will be my niece’s first Christmas so I want to up my photography game to capture it. I found a few tips online and thought about the things I usually do to take photos. This is my shortlist on how to…

Top 10 Tips to follow when visiting the Bokaap

It’s said that colour impacts our mood and when you walk down the streets of the Bokaap you will find that the bright colours will make you feel happy. There’s something about this place which used to be home to slaves, which later became multicultural and eventually was declared a Cape Malay quarter by the…

How to survive long bus trips

I used to take many long haul bus trips whilst living in Germany. I would typically board the bus at 3:00 pm and end up at my destination around 7:00 am the next morning. Almost all my travels to other European countries were done by bus. I travelled by bus to the Netherlands, France, Austria,…

How to survive a music festival and have a blast

Get Direction You need to know where everything is. Get a feel for the festival venue. And definitely find out where the bathrooms are. Also, look at the setlist and where the artists you want to see perform will be. Some venues have different stage areas and if this is the case you need to…