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 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
When I first started planning my trip to Lesotho, I realised how few South Africans have actually been there before. I found it quite surprising as it is so easily accessible for us. But then again, here I am in my twenties and I just crossed the border for the first time a couple of … Continue reading Why you need to go to Lesotho
My back hurts. It’s hot. My backpack is heavy. My feet are raw. I’m sweating. I look up for a brief moment and disappointed that I’m still hiking through a desert I drop my head again. One, two, three, four. One, two, three, four. As long as I just keep on moving forward I’ll survive. … Continue reading Hiking down the Orange River for 5 days!
If you've never seen the Blyde River Canyon in person (South African or not) it’s time to put it on your bucket list! I mean it, go grab a pen and add this to your list right now and if you don’t have a bucket list then add it to your mental list or whatever … Continue reading The road to the Blyde River Canyon