Exciting news! Partnership with GPSMyCity!

As a traveler who is constantly searching for the most convenient way of exploring a city, I was really excited to hear about GPSMyCity. I truly believe this app will change the way we travel from now on.

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The search for the cheapest flight – why it’s not worth it

The internet is full of blogs, tips and tricks on how to book the cheapest flight. They all go along the lines of ‘book on a Tuesday’ or ‘delete your cookies if you’re doing multiple searches’, etc. Mom, if you’re reading this, a ‘cookie’ is dark magic.

Being on a strict budget for this trip, I thoroughly understand why the business of finding the cheapest flight is an important one, and I risk sounding like a hypocrite typing this article, but here goes anyway.

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Peru – mountains, jungles and a million reasons why you need to get there

(Archived post)

You can thank my good friend Jet lag for this edition – like clockwork, i’m wide awake at midnight every night since being back in SA. I live like a vampire as a result, but instead of consuming blood, I consume packets of those little litchi and strawberry sweets from Tannie Woolies. 

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How to prepare for a date with the Chinese Embassy

Here’s my definitive South African guide on how to apply for a multiple entry visa to China. This is quite a special affair, for which you need to truly be ready for.

First off, you’re going to be getting intimate. Shave first, put some nice cologne on. Unlike most first dates, chances are you’ll be getting more than you expected with your visa appointment.

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On fear – destroying the doubt

 

T minus 29 days. Whilst the excitement is reaching fever pitch and the preparations are cruising along steadily, that little voice in the back of my mind continues to ask those difficult questions. Whilst I know that backpacking the world is certainly the right decision for me, it wasn’t a decision that I took lightly.

Part of the reason for this blog is to (hopefully) help someone out there to take the plunge and live their dreams. This post is dedicated to you, the dreamers and vagabonds. Let’s try and make those fears and doubts of ours disappear.

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Nepal and the Annapurna Circuit -why exploring the Himalayas will be the best thing you do

(Archived post)

Busy writing to you from roughly 36000 feet above New Delhi, on a flight back to SA from Nepal. There are exactly 206 minutes left until we land in Dubai. Why the accuracy you ask? One reason:

There is a special place in hell reserved for the person that designed the seat I’m sitting in… My arse is so numb right now I’m scared to flatulate as I may inadvertently poo instead without realizing it.

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How to pack up your life and not get murdered

Weirdly, I’ve been getting excited about packing up my life but I blame this on my lack of a social life and possibly, a condition the psychologists out there could explain.

Now that I have resigned, the mundane chore of packing up my furniture, organizing storage and selling my car are underway, I realize the aforementioned excitement was entirely misguided and I’m moderately concerned for my mental well being for even thinking this would be fun.

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How a brain tumour was the best thing to happen to me

If you’ve scoured the few posts on my blog so far, you’d have stumbled upon Frank – my brain tumour. Frank was successfully evacuated from my skull last year, and as much as last year was the worst year of my life, looking back, I think it could have doubled up as the best year of my life too.

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T minus 48 days

June 19th. It all begins then.

It’s been a dream of mine to travel the world for as long as I can remember. I’ve had many a beer with friends, strangers and passers by where at some point, the topic of conversation will change to travelling and inevitably, I’d say something like “I want to travel the world and see it all”. Then, I will immediately carry on with my life and do nothing about this dream.

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