Every year the cherry blossom season in Japan attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists from all over the world. Social media is flooded with updates about when the cherry blossoms are expected to bloom and people plan their travels accordingly. This year I was fortunate enough to be a resident of Japan during this peak … Continue reading A Solo Adventure: On the hunt for the famous Japanese Cherry Blossoms
A few months ago my friend asked me what I thought it meant to be an explorer. I wasn’t sure how to answer him because at the time I didn’t consider myself to be an explorer. In my mind, explorers were those people who we learn about in our history books; those people who sailed … Continue reading What It Means To Be An Explorer
Have you ever seen a photo of a place that looks so magical that you kind of find it hard to believe that it’s real? Well that’s how I felt after the first photo I saw of Shirakawago. This village, surrounded by mountains, looked exactly like something taken from a storybook. I was mesmerised that … Continue reading Time Travel to a Winter Wonderland, Shirakawago!
I was getting ready to attend my third Afrikaburn earlier this year when I first found out about Burning Japan. It was right after I heard that I was definitely relocating to Japan and I was eager to know if there was anything similar to Afrikaburn happening in Japan. When I first found the festival, … Continue reading Burning Japan 2018: Sky Island
I would like to start this blog by asking you, what is the first thing that comes to mind when you think about Japan? I bet those of you who’ve never visited this country before thought of neon lights, tall buildings and futuristic towns. I don’t blame you because a couple of months, even weeks … Continue reading Ibusuki: A Tropical Paradise!
I never knew my last few months in South Africa would fly by so quickly. It felt like one moment I was getting excited about being an intern at my dream job and the next moment I was running around looking for a carry-on bag that must be a very specific size. I needed an … Continue reading Hiking to the top of Tugela Falls
It’s been a couple of weeks since we’ve experienced the indescribable. By now we’ve settled back into our everyday lives. We wake up, go to work, come back home and repeat. To some it might seem like we’ve continued with our lives like nothing has happened but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Every … Continue reading Afrikaburn – the place we love