Anyone For A New York Dessert That Could Change Your Life?

Chocolate dessert
We all know that New York City is famous for its insanely large portions and divinely delicious food, so I won’t force you to hit the snooze button by repeating all that. Have you ever wondered if a New York dessert could change your life? I am sure that these could! Let’s focus on where the locals go for the...

Visiting The Uffizi Gallery In Florence : The Highlights

Birth of Venus
The famous  Uffizi Gallery in Florence houses some of the world’s most important works of art. Obviously, Italian art features prominently, but there are also paintings and sculptures by other artists from around the world. It is the second most visited museum in Italy after the Vatican. The vast majority of works are from the Renaissance period, but the collections have works...

Discover The Beauty Of Florence In A Weekend

Sunset in Florence
With spring just around the corner, it's the perfect time to explore Florence in a weekend. I loved Florence and I must admit that I stayed for longer than 2 days. Fortunately, the historic part of the city is compact and it is very easy to walk to most of the sights. Walking through the cobbled roads and little...

The Cape Malay Quarter : A Rainbow Above The City

The Cape Malay Quarter, or Bo-Kaap as it is locally known, is nestled at the foot of Signal Hill, above the city. I spent a wonderful morning soaking up the atmosphere strolling through the colourful streets a few days ago. For those of you who don’t know, I was born and grew up in Cape Town. Over the years I...

See Dubrovnik In 1 Day

Dubrovnik rooftops
I thought long and hard about writing this post because I was so disappointed with my stay in Dubrovnik. I was there for 3 nights based on what I had read, but I really should have only allowed one night. That’s why I decided to write that you could easily see Dubrovnik in 1 day. I am not sure why but...

Staying At The Luxurious Leopard Rock Hotel

Leopard Rock
If you are looking for a secret hideaway to escape from the rat race then look no further than the beautiful Leopard Rock Hotel, tucked away in the foothills of the Bvumba Mountains (Drizzle Mountains in the local dialect) of Zimbabwe’s Eastern Highlands. The hotel first opened its doors in 1946 and could originally accommodate up to 40 guests, but...

Cappadocia Day Tour : The Green Route

Cappadocia
A Cappadocia day tour is the easiest way to explore the vast region. There are numerous companies that offer these tours and essentially they all cover the same areas. The reception of the Bedrock Cave Hotel arranged everything for me, so I only had to decide between the Red, Green or Blue tour. I opted for the Green Tour that covers...

What To Do In Penang : The Essential Guide

Chinese Lanterns Penang
In 2009, when I first visited, I hunted in vain for a information on what to do in Penang. There was so little information available then which frustrated me enormously.  I had to use the old school way and carry a heavy book with me. Do you remember those days? Now I wouldn't dream of it. All my travel info is...

Safari Travel Guide To The Kruger National Park

Zebra family
The idea of a safari is a strange concept for me because living in Africa we tend to go at least once a year, but sometimes it's a lot more than that. We don't think of it as a safari but more of a couple of days away in the bush, but to all intents and purposes, it is...

Bali Foodie Guide Filled With Delicious Ideas

Breakfast in Bali
If you are heading to Bali for the first time I have to warn you that is is a foodies paradise.  There is so much to choose from so here's my Bali foodie guide to help make your decisions a little easier. Bali was so much more than I’ve hoped for, but if I had to choose one word to describe...

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