city travel

TAXI: My Least Favourite Method of Transportation

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Ah, the humble taxi. King of the road; saviour of heeled-feet and eternal cause of digress and unease… Nothing grinds my gears more than taxis. They are by far the worst form of transport and often an ongoing source of distress when visiting foreign lands. And the worst of them - airport taxis! No doubt on many an early morning you have stepped she[...]

Fynbos Fun at Cape Town’s Most Colourful Workshop

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In case you didn’t know; spring has sprung in Cape Town. The Western Cape is exponentially biodiverse in terms of native wildflowers - or “fynbos” as they are locally known - which translates to “fine bush” in Afrikaans. On my recent trip to Cape Town, I went in search of some of the cities most unique activities that could be described as classically[...]

The Travelettes guide to Jordaan, Amsterdam

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Oh Amsterdam, how’d you get so beautiful? I ask myself this every morning. I’ve not always lived inner city, but oh boy, have I ended up in a good one. Just the other day I was walking down the canal side and overheard a man on his phone describing Amsterdam as ‘a mix of Venice and San Francisco’. Now, I’ve been to a lot of cities, but I don’t yet[...]

10 Tips for Photographing Cities

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Some places are easy to photograph, stunning mountain vistas are hard to get wrong, and paradise beaches are always going to look gorgeous even if your horizon line isn't quite straight. But cities can be tricky. They are overwhelming, busy and a kaleidoscope of sounds, smells and colours. Sometimes it's difficult to know where to start with photographing th[...]

How to Spend a Perfect Day in Porto

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With Lisbon having been all the rage lately, its little sister Porto hasn’t gotten as much credit as it undoubtedly deserves. Beautifully located on the River Douro, the city is home to stunning architecture, scrumptious culinary treats (fancy some Port, anyone?) and a lively cultural scene - no wonder J.K. Rowling decided to live here for a few years! Co[...]