Editor's picks

Accommodation in Mauritius: Shandrani Resort & Spa – Beachcomber

I was so excited when I finally hopped on the plane for Mauritius. I pictured blissful days at the beach, sand in between my toes, tropical fruits…

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Things I do since living in Cape Town – an expat’s view

Cape Town is a beautiful and cosmopolitan city where people value quality of life over how much wealth you can acquire. For that reason, if…

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Top 10 culture shock living as an expat in Dubai

I lived in the UAE for 3 years and 2 months. More precisely, in the city that never sleeps: Dubai. Dubai is one of the…

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Rosso: flavoursome Italian cuisine at Amwaj Rotana JBR, Dubai

While there are several highlights to my stay at Amwaj Rotana, I want to share my dining experience with you, dear readers. It was such a delightful evening we had at Rosso, the award-winning bar-restaurant at that hotel. I hope you’re reading this on a full stomach! Dining at Rosso We dined at Rosso on our first evening in Dubai. It was a very special moment – this being our first international

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The Entertainer App 2017 – Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban

As a lover of food & travel, I often make clever use of technology and apps that make these even more affordable. Who doesn’t want to get good value while indulging in the activities such as travelling, sightseeing and eating out. The Entertainer App 2017 – why get it I started the year in Cape Town, making sure I downloaded The Entertainer App which I received when The Entertainer launched their 2017 app. For

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A first-timer’s slow immersion travel guide to Sitges

A short ride from Barcelona, about 30kms south-west, lies Sitges, a small coastal town that’s well worth a visit. Also known as Spain’s Saint-Tropez, Sitges is a dynamic beach town yet unspoilt by mass tourism. It’s perfect if you’re looking for a tranquil getaway from the hustle and bustle of the ‘big city’ or a place to gather your thoughts into a novel or piece of art. At the same time,

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Pursuing the dream of a life of travels in spite of anxiety

Life with anxiety As a long-term anxiety sufferer, my life is riddled with irrational phobias, shaking tremors, sweaty palms and panic attacks. It is harrowing. Crippling. And destructive to a certain extent. Because of my anxiety, there are things I avoid, think I can’t do and this has not only impacted my life, but that of those around me. I sometimes miss out on incredible opportunities, like declining a job offer because travel

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Checking in at Amwaj Rotana Hotel JBR in Dubai – a wave of happiness

Dubai is one of those destinations that ranks highly on my travel list. Let’s be honest, it’s a city that never ceases to amaze the world. Who hasn’t heard that it is home to the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa? Or the man-made collection of islands in the shape of palm trees? And so, my partner and I were set for Dubai. Being in Dubai once again has

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Destination: Dubai – my return to the Middle-East

My first trip this year was in Dubai as a way to make my flight to Spain less strenuous. A stopover in Dubai? Yes, please. Dubai is the city where I first lived overseas more than a decade ago and a visit is long overdue! Upon booking my ticket to Spain with Emirates Airlines, I included a stopover to that amazing city. Did you know that you can enjoy a stopover experience in Dubai when flying

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Waking up on the first day of the year and setting intentions

I hope you are one of those people who feel immensely thankful to be alive when you open your eyes each morning. This makes even more sense upon waking up on the first day as the year begins. It is a precious moment indeed. That moment when you open your eyes, realize where you are and feel your heart beating. That moment when you can see, either timid sun rays or the

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Celebrating all Cape Town Content Creators #CTCCX2016

Like mentioned in my series Life of A Blogger, I’m a team of ONE person. I handle various ‘departments’ and have to be a jack-of-all-trades. There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes of creating content for any blog. If you’re a blogger, you’ll be nodding your head knowingly. We bloggers don’t get a 13th check at the end of the year, heck sometimes we don’t even get a

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Finally December – my travel plans for next year

Dear readers, it is no surprise that I enjoy embarking on new adventures. Usually, this involves  going to live in another city, another country and changing homes. It can be for a few weeks to a few months. This time, it’s no different. Fresh adventures are calling. I spend every day checking flights, checking accommodation and reading blogs and expat articles on my coveted destinations. Every single day since this month begun. December –

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That one time I went glamping with Africamps (and what happened with my tent)

Camping? Me? Straighten that eyebrow – you’re in for a treat filled with style and sophistication. I promise. Read on, dear readers. Read on. When you get a call from Africamps inviting you for two days and one night of camping for the launch of their third camp, it’s a tough decision. I’m not the type of girl who camps. However, they specialize in boutique camping. Glamping takes camping to another level, we all agree?

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