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The Instagram challenge this October proved to be a real challenge for me as I am prepping for a Cape Town spring/summer and not fall at the moment. This means an increased work schedule, an increased yoga schedule to get bikini ready, and an increased social calendar as people are coming out of winter hibernation.  Since I am really not good with cold and rain, even with the South African …

[ Written by Annika | 20 Oct 2013 | 9 Comments | ]

There is a whole industry for people whose only purpose in traveling it is to eat their way through a nation. Food is good enough reason for many to book just a weekend in Paris or Rome and if you prefer it cheap and cheerful you can always eat a week in South East Asia or Mexico. I totally get it, because really what great view doesn’t get greater when …

[ Written by Annika | 21 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]

 
Are you ready to hear about more amazing places in South Africa besides Cape Town and Johannesburg?
You might not have heard of a small town called Jeffrey’s Bay before, but prepare yourself to fall in love with another South African city. This warning especially applies to people who love the beach, surfing and relaxing.
Jeffrey’s Bay is situated an hour drive away from Port Elisabeth, which is one of the bigger …

[ Written by Rita | 17 Jun 2013 | 2 Comments | ]

Club holidays and I have a history together. Its beginning dates back to the tender age of 12 when my family and I would go on biannual trips to 4-star resorts in Turkey, Greece, Tunisia and Morocco. It was an ideal family style holiday because resorts are often so large that they offer something and someone for everyone. In our first few days my mother would always make it her …

[ Written by Katja | 6 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]

Street art is a big topic in almost any major Western city but in Johannesburg it’s really an integral part of everyday living. Jozi is the epicentre of the contenent’s art scene, finding fascinating ways to mix traditional African art with Western influences. The graffiti scene here is relatively new, compared to those in New York or London but it’s on the rise with a lot of remarkable talent emerging. …

[ Written by Katja | 11 Mar 2013 | 3 Comments | ]

Before visiting Cape Town for the first time I really did not know much about it. Every now and then I heard about a TV production (anything from “The Bachelor” to “Germany’s next Topmodel”) being produced there and that models and photographers went down there during the months of December to March (the South African summer) to shoot swimwear editorials for the upcoming season while we back home froze our …

[ Written by Katja | 13 Feb 2013 | 4 Comments | ]

What sort of reasons can you think of to want to travel to South Africa? Stunning landscapes? Beaches? Cultural diversity, maybe? Surely all those are very relevant on your list of things that make Africa’s most southern country worth a visit but as I recently found out there is one more major reason why a trip to Cape Town or Johannesburg can not fall anything short of amazing. It is: …

[ Written by Katja | 21 Jan 2013 | 2 Comments | ]

 
The first time i visited Marrakech I was 15. At the time my family and I were staying at a sprawling resort in Agadir, along the Atlantic coast and one day we decided to do the 3-hour road trip to see the Moroccan metropolis. I don’t remember much, other than the intense August heat that numbed all my senses. To this day those 5 hours have burnt themselves into my …

[ Written by Katja | 24 Oct 2012 | 9 Comments | ]

When you find Anthony’s Golden Cup Coffee Shop in Loop Street in Cape Town and spend some time there, you will surely use this as an insider tip for your friends and everyone that asks you about unique spots in Cape Town. “The coffee connoisseurs buy here,” says owner Anthony Swartz. “This is not a fancy coffee shop. We are like an old store house …

[ Written by guest | 24 Aug 2012 | One Comment | ]

Style and fashion can be found in the most unexpected places, even in Darfur – a place that is burnt into our minds as a place of suffering and catastrophe. Amazing color combination, wonderful smiles and attitudes showing signs of hope are some of the things that make up the Darfuri style. As Pedro Matos, the Darfur Sartorialist, puts is: “Darfur is fashionable. Beyond the conflict and the images engraved …

[ Written by guest | 18 Jul 2012 | One Comment | ]
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