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…

A fun surprise yacht cruise around Clifton

For my big sisters birthday, I got to sail around Cape Town from the V& A waterfront to Llandudno. The water was a bit chopping being that April is the start of winter in South Africa. But, it was marvelous being on a yacht with my sister, my mom, my brother in law, the captain…

The history of Germany’s beautiful Gingerbread hearts

Oktoberfest 2019 has kicked off in Münich, Germany. This means it’s time to wear lederhosen guys, dirndls ladies and to drink lots of beer. Then there’s the wildly popular Lebkuchenhertz which are sold at Oktoberfest, Christmas markets and at some bakeries around Germany. Lebkuchenhertz is Gingerbread heart cookies in South Africa we call them biscuits….

My wonderful day trip to Drachenburg castle

Drachenburg castle sits upon a steep hill which is relatively easy to hike up to. You could choose to take the adorable green tram up to the castle but, it’s not really necessary even if you’re only moderately fit like me. I suggest you hike up with a friend and admire the woods along with…

The best stress free guide to gorgeous Ghent, a Belgian treasure

I scheduled this post and forget that I never added an introduction. Being sick messed up my blogging routine big time. Ghent was not a place I even knew about before my Erasmus journey. I met my friend Bilqees at the Erasmus scholarship departure event. She was heading to Ghent on a shorter study program…

The biggest mistakes to avoid in Paris

If you want to have a better time whilst visiting then consider following these tips. There a number of common mistakes which travellers make in Paris. I have a few French friends and acquaintances that are from the city. This means that my post is a mix of what I found out as an outsider…

Don’t end up standing in long queues in Paris

If you would rather not spend your time in Paris standing outside for hours in lines then read my quick guide on how to avoid them. I visited Paris four times have a few French friends and picked up some tips on how to get more out of my time when exploring Paris.   Out…

A full round up of German Easter traditions

Germany has more Easter Traditions when compared to South Africa. The store windows are decked with Easter eggs and bunnies. You see lots of flowers and everything looks cheerful. Easter is a big deal in Germany. You can even visit an Easter museum in Stuttgart. German Easter coincides with Spring warmer weather and blooming Cherry…