I love traveling, in and out the boarders of South Africa. Museums aren’t my thing unless they are out of the ordinary. Sight seeing and getting lost is the best way to see and experience a brand new place.

{Travel Diaries} To the Philippines, But not as a Tourist!

A couple of years ago I got invited by my in-laws to join them in the Philippines to celebrate my husband’s grandmother’s 80th birthday. I was really excited and a bit nervous about the trip. My hubby laid down a long list of don’ts that didn’t really help for the nerves.In the end it’s the don’ts he didn’t tell me about that had “my panties in a twist” We didn’t travel there as tourists as most of the family was born in the Philippines but I would love to go back and experience it as a vacation goer. Upon Arrival…

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{Travel Diaries} My Ice Cream Melted in Belgium

Good day lovelies! Today I’m taking myself back to my day trip visit to Belgium. I was most excited for the chocolate for obvious reasons. Big was my surprise by all the other gems I discovered. We stopped over in Antwerpen and Brugge, the drive there from the Netherlands wasn’t so long, perhaps about 2 hours. Antwerpen Our first stop,  Antwerpen, we strolled around when I spotted a Disney store! It was magical and I never wanted to leave. We also stumbled upon an amazing chocolate store where you could watch the chocolatiers creating edible masterpieces. Belgium is big on champagne…

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Hand Luggage Essentials For Long Haul Flights

Hi lovelies! I hope everyone is doing great. Today I will be sharing my hand luggage essentials on long haul flights. Since I got married 5 years ago I have traveled abroad a couple of times and each time I discover something else that I just need in my hand luggage. If I need to narrow that list down these are the items that make it to the top. An Empty Water Bottle Flying for long hauls really dehydrates you and bringing your own empty bottle just makes it so much easier. I always ask for my bottle to get…

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{Photo Diary} Madame Tussauds Amsterdam

Happy Monday lovelies, I hope you all had a great weekend. To kick off this week I am going to share with you some photos from Madame Tussauds wax museum in Amsterdam. I’ve wanted to visit the museum since my first trip to the Netherlands. On my last trip there this past December hubby and I decided to make it our fun thing to do for 2nd day of Christmas (26 December). About Madame Tussauds The popular tourist attraction, Madame Tussauds is located at the Dam Square in Amsterdam.  Here you can see and “interact” with life sized wax copies…

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{Travel Diaries} When Paris didn’t show me love

Paris, the City of Love….or so they say! A couple of years ago, on my first trip to the Netherlands we spent a weekend in Paris. Driving to Paris from Amsterdam is about as far as driving from Johannesburg to Durban and takes +- 6 hours. We traveled with a tour group by bus, not my first choice of travel but the trip was a gift. Day 1 Our first stop when we arrived in Paris was the Arc de Triomphe and this is where things started going a bit awry. Don’t get my wrong, the Arc de Triomphe was amazing to see.…

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