When we started travelling full time 16 months ago one of my goals was to do more things outside of my comfort zone. Paragliding was one of those things.
Table Mountain is one of Africa’s natural wonders and is the most visited attraction in Cape Town. Most visitors making the trip up Table Mountain get up here with the Cable car, then wander around the top of the mountain for the views. There are much more adventurous ways to get up here and I’ll [...]
Bo Kaap is where Cape Town’s Muslim community has traditionally resided. Walk around and you’ll see mosques and friendly locals in Islamic attire. But the most arresting feature of the neighborhood are the incredible colors of the houses. Lots of photos in this post.
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens is considered one of the top 5 Botanical Gardens in the world. But it’s not just about big trees and beautiful flowers. Kirstenbosch also has an incredible geographic location on the slopes of Table Mountain. Add to that an incredible variety of birdlife – you’ll see species of birds here that you [...]
It’s taken us a bit of time to put our feelings together about Brasov. It’s definitely a very pretty place and worth a visit. But as ‘slow travellers’ who will have been here a month by the time we leave, how do we feel about Brasov? I’ll explore that in this post.
There are some easy day trips from Brasov, including to the famous Bran Castle (also known as “Dracula’s Castle”). You may find yourself surprised by some of the highlights you’ll find below – we actually enjoyed them in reverse order of popularity and were astounded that some get little to no visitors. The locations covered below [...]
This post was inspired by our very uninspiring visit to Bran Castle last week. How is it that some places attract the tourist hordes while other places, similar or even better, get very few tourists? I reached out to a few of our favorite bloggers and asked them simply: What destinations do you think are [...]
Lissette said it a couple of times this week “We may like Africa, but Africa doesn’t seem to like us”. It’s been an interesting 10 days of spectacular highs, a few lows, a near disaster, and some frustrations and difficulties.