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…

A honest review of The Creamery: Home made ice-cream and waffles

The Creamery is one of Cape Town’s best spots if you happen to have an incurable sweet tooth like me. You will find a few branches located across the city. Unfortunately, The Creamery isn’t operating in Johannesburg yet. The Creamery sells waffles, brownies, ice cream cones, tubs of ice cream and coffee so you get…

Useful tips on how to survive Kings Day and have fun

Kings Day is a day which celebrates the Kings birthday in the Netherlands. It used to be Queens Day but, has been changed. The day started off as a day to  honor the birthday of Queen Wilhelmina  in 1885. After her daughter Juliana ascended to the throne the date was changed to the 30th of April….

Notre Dame on fire

Yesterday Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris caught fire. According to CNN the cathedral pulls in 13 million tourists a year. It is a world heritage site. It is an integral part of history. It took 800 years to build. Notre Dame Cathedral has been around for 850 years. It is also the site where  Napoleon’s…

A complete Coffee shop etiquette guide

A coffee shop in the Netherlands isn’t a place where you can have baked goods and coffee. You can get baked as coffee shops in Holland are legal marijuana dispensaries. Most of the coffee shops in Amsterdam can be found around the Red light district( sex worker district) . I went to the Bull Dog…

Great tips for Bonn’s Cherry Blossom Festival

Spring has sprung in Germany whilst I’m in rainy cold Cape Town I thought I’d share a few tips on how to beat the crowds and enjoy Bonn’s Cherry Blossom Festival. Every year around March or early April depending on when the trees in Bonn bloom the Cherry Blossom Festival is held.  This year it’s…

The best International Women’s Day playlist part 2

Given that Women’s Month is almost over I figured I should share this second playlist which celebrates women. I couldn’t add it all in the first list and this one is a bit all over the place. Different genres are represented in this one. I was almost not going to post this then I watched…

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…

12 fun things to do in Muizenberg

Muizenberg roughly translated  means  mouse mountain. Fortunately this seaside town isn’t overrun by mice. The area was named after a Dutch Postmaster Sergant Muys (Mouse).  Muizenberg’s main road was once a dusty strip of dirt road linking the area to Simon’s Town which is another coastal community.  The community of Muizenberg has been around for…

How to enjoy Cape Town Carnival a guide from a local

The Cape Town Carnival is around the corner. This Mardi gras styled Carnival is free to attend. On the 16th of March the whimsical floats, dancers and marchers will be making a big splash along the Fan Walk in Green Point. The theme for this year’s Cape Town Carnival is- VUKA UKHANYE! Rise ‘n Shine….