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
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