Balloons
Cappadocia is an area in central Turkey. I have seen so many photographs of the area, but none of them did justice to the otherworldly beauty. I fell in love with it instantly and I had to go ballooning in Cappadocia.   Getting there   My trip did not start well. I was flying from Rome to Istanbul and then taking a domestic...
Gelato
Who doesn’t love a good ice-cream or to be more precise a good gelato? On my trip this year I made a concerted effort to eat the best gelato in Italy as often as possible. After all I had to do research for this article or at least that’s what I told my husband.  Somehow I don’t think that he...
Street art
When I said that I was going to visit Ljubljana the first thing that people asked me is “where did you say that you were you going?” The second question was how on earth do you say it?  So for those of you who are still uncertain here, it is the phonetical pronunciation - lyoo-BLYAH-nah and if you don’t...
Venice
There was so much that I wanted to do that I doubted that it would be possible to visit Venice in 3 days, but I was mistaken. We arrived in Venice late, on a foggy evening in December convinced that we would see nothing much with the fog set in. Finding our way from the vaporetto stop at St...
Kalk Bay
An Insider's Guide to a South Africa Bucket List Trip   South Africa is a land of contrasts. It has a diversity of cultures and the land itself echoes this. The fishing villages dotted on the coast, the semi-desert of the Karoo, the majesty of the Drakensberg Mountains, the breathtaking scenery and The mother city, Cape Town will all help to...
Sacre Coeur
When I lived in Geneva, Switzerland, Paris was a short TGV (high-speed train) ride away. Paris became like a second home to me.  Whether it was a shopping trip, a day out with the girls or taking in the sights, I would feel a frisson of energy run through me every time I stepped off the train. I still...
Watchful Lion at Kruger
A safari is a strange concept for those of us who live in Africa.  We rather say we’re off to the bush. It is a privilege to live in Africa, even with all its ups and downs. We are never far from a great game viewing experience and we tend to make the most of it. It doesn’t take much...

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