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  • Pattaya floating market entrance fee

    Pattaya Floating Market Entrance Fee: Why it’s worth it

    This post may contain affiliate links which means that, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. Pattaya was our first stop on our Southeast Asia trip, and while it’s not the typical “Thailand experience” of white sand beaches, palm trees, and sunset cocktails, we did find some pretty cool things to do in the area. Our first taste of Asia was a 2 week Sri Lanka trip and Thailand was next. If you’ve heard anything about Thailand, you’ve probably heard about the notorious floating markets. Upon visiting a Thai floating market, you’re likely to feel as though…

  • Turtle hatchery Sri Lanka

    Turtle Hatchery Sri Lanka: What to consider

    One of the things that I was looking most forward to during our two weeks in Sri Lanka was sea turtles. I had never seen one and I think that they are one of the most gorgeous creatures. I didn’t do much research on it prior to our trip, but on arrival I quickly realized that there are sea turtle hatcheries everywhere! Seriously, you cannot drive down the areas of the West coast without seeing a turtle hatchery every few kilometers. We ended up visiting the Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation & Research Center in Kosgoda. Here’s my take on the Turtle hatchery Sri Lanka scene. I feel a little ashamed…

  • Sunset in Sri Lanka

    7 of the best things to do in Unawatuna

    The South coast of Sri Lanka offers an exquisite coastline with some of the most beautiful beaches and a laid back atmosphere. In a lot of ways, the South is the epitome of Sri Lanka at its most traditional. Long stretches of golden beaches, palm trees lining the shore, colonial townscapes, a host of Buddhist shrines and temples, and stilt fishermen, the south coast is one of the most rewarding places to visit in Sri Lanka. If, like us, you are wanting to explore the south, then Unawatuna is a great place to base yourself for a few days. During our recent trip to Sri Lanka we spent five days…

  • Sri Lanka itinerary 2 weeks

    Sri Lanka Itinerary 2 weeks in lost paradise

    We finally made it to Sri Lanka – a destination at the top of our bucket list. We visited beautiful little Sri Lanka for the first time in February and fell in love almost instantly. Found just off the southeast tip of India, it’s home to stunning beaches and nature, delicious food, wildlife, and amazing people. If you’re putting together a Sri Lanka Itinerary 2 weeks is a good amount of time to really explore all that this little island has to offer. Aside from the jungles, forests, and rolling hills of tea plantations, this teeny tiny island also has some of the most incredible beaches in the world. Often…

  • Parasailing in Mauritius

    The Best Spot for Parasailing in Mauritius

    I’ve wanted to parasail for as long as I can remember. As an adrenaline junkie and ocean lover I couldn’t think of anything more perfect than gliding through the sky with the sea below you. And perfect it was. Parasailing in Mauritius was one of the best experiences – something that both Peter and I absolutely loved! The only downside was that it all happened far too quickly. We could have easily stayed for hours up there in the air. We spent a magical week in Mauritius with my family at the beginning of the year. One of the highlights for me was Parasailing. We stayed in Grand Baie but…

  • Best Place to Stay in Mauritius

    The Best Place To Stay In Mauritius: A Week In Paradise

    Ah Mauritius – what a dream!! Affectionately known as paradise on Earth, Mauritius is a place that I’ve been wanting to visit forever. My dream came true when we spent a week in Mauritius back in January. I mean the picturesque beaches, warm oceans, array of sea life and the soft, white beach sand, what more could a beach lover like myself ask for?? Although Mauritius is a relatively unheard of and obscure destination to international tourists, it’s a common holiday destination for South Africans. Located off the Southeast coast of Africa, it’s only about a 4 hour flight. But having lived in South Africa all my life, the first…

  • Robberg Hike

    Robberg Hike: Guide to Hiking the Robberg Nature Reserve

    You know when somebody asks you if you could go anywhere in the world where would you go? Well I don’t have one specific answer because I want to go everywhere but the Garden Route would be in my top five every time. It may sound biased seen as I am South African, but hey, the heart wants what it wants! And right in the middle of the Garden route, a few minutes drive outside of Plettenberg Bay, you will find Robberg Nature Reserve – one of the most beautiful places in South Africa. I’ve been visiting the Garden Route with my family since I was a kid. But I…

  • Garden Route itinerary

    Garden Route Itinerary by a local: Everything you need to know

    The garden route is one of my most favourite destinations in the world. I’m from Cape Town and grew up going on family holidays all across the Garden Route every year. Sometimes even two or three times a year. Since the garden route holds a special place in my heart and is a destination that I’ve visited too many times to count, I thought I would put together this recommended garden route itinerary. The Garden Route stretches for 300 km from Mossel Bay in the Western Cape to Storms River in the Eastern Cape and is one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the world. When I was…

  • 3 Days in Lisbon

    3 Days in Lisbon: The ultimate guide

    Before our trip to Portugal I had heard only wonderful things about the capital. Bursting with culture, beautiful scenery, and a vibrant nightlife scene; Lisbon didn’t disappoint. Peter and I were lucky enough to travel around Portugal with my parents who flew out from South Africa. We spent six days in Madeira, three in Lisbon, and ended our trip off with six days in The Algarve. I thought it would be a good idea to write about our 3 days in Lisbon since it’s one of the hippest and trendiest cities in Europe at the moment. Our 3 days in Lisbon went a little something like this… We arrived off…

  • Vilanculos to Bazaruto

    Vilanculos to Bazaruto: Spending the day on Bazaruto Island

    A sanctuary for the soul – that’s the best way to describe Bazaruto island. Just think unspoiled beach, silky soft sand, large sand dunes and a bountiful of marine life; Bazaruto is a near pristine tropical paradise. It is one of the five islands found in the Bazaruto archipelago. The other four being Benguerra, Magaruque, Bangue, and Santa Carolina. At 37 km long and 7 km wide Bazaruto is the largest. Thanks to its nearby coral reefs and an array of tropical fish, Bazaruto has been rated as one of the best scuba diving destinations in the world! On my recent girls trip to Vilanculos we took a day trip…