A Beach Getaway in the Overberg

I know, I know another getaway in the Overberg in the Western Cape post from me! It is definitely my goal to explore more places and provinces in South Africa other than the Overberg, now that I am living back home. My ultimate goal being able to finally go on safari in the infamous Kruger.

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Wong Tai Sin Temple

On my second trip to Hong Kong, I found myself having some free time to visit the places I didn’t get to first time round. Hong Kong isn’t big, but it is full of life and plenty to do. Seeing as there was no rush to be anywhere and the weather in May is perfect, I decided to visit the Wong Tai Sin Temple. It’s one of Hong Kong’s most visited temples, with a beautiful garden, pagodas and many smaller temples within the complex. What drew me to it was the beautiful colours, architecture and bright décor.

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5 chilled stops to visit along the Overberg, Western Cape

The Overberg in the Western Cape has long been a popular route for a holiday or a short escape with locals. I know, I’ve been driving through these routes my whole life! The routes taken to the various little towns and holiday spots are scenic and aren’t more than 3 hours out of the city of Cape Town. I recently took a trip for a few days to the Overberg during spring, and decided to put together a list of 5 laid back stops you can check out for fun.

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The Korean Hanbok Experience

I finally did the Korean hanbok experience! I put it on my Korean list to-do when I arrived. When I first came to Korea it wasn’t really a major attraction nor were there many places advertising this service, but over the last 3 years it has become a popular activity with tourists. I personally thought it was a great idea and opportunity to experience a new fun side of Korean tradition. So one Summer afternoon in June, I headed out to Jongno 2-ga to rent a hanbok.

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Mademoiselle Prive in Seoul

I saw adverts for this exhibition all over my social media 2 months ago. The Mademoiselle Prive promotions combined cool character animations of Coco Chanel and a look through her design process. The process of how Coco Chanel came to build her brand and how the current Chanel still uses her history to define the brand today, is what keeps the brand moving forward. The Mademoiselle Prive exhibition has come to Seoul, and is being showcased at the D-Museum. I went to check it out over the weekend.

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Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Mask

So I’m still a bit Jeju obsessed. My Spring weekend on the amazing volcanic island of South Korea has left me daydreaming of it even more, now that the hot sticky summer of Korea has hit the country full force.

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Amazing Jeju Island

Jeju Island has been on my Korean bucket list for some time. The island’s popularity has grown so much over the past 5 years and it continues to be the perfect getaway destination. I finally decided to take a short weekend trip down South to the island to get a breath of fresh air and relax. Continue reading “Amazing Jeju Island”

Living in Lima

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Me and a friend walking through Lima centre.

This will be my last and final post on my year living abroad in Peru in 2008. It’s my last
because I simply have nothing left to tell of my adventures.

Next year will be 10 years since lived there, and since compiling these posts, many of the good friends  I had made there that I am still in contact with are suggesting a reunion. I would love that, as since then I have become a more seasoned traveller and I am better equipped to document my travels to. I suppose I’ll just have to wait and see!

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2017, The Year of the Rooster

Happy New Year everyone! 2017 is the year of the Rooster according to the Chinese zodiac. It’s said that the Rooster’s character is said to always be punctual and efficient. Hope fully, it will be a sign of events and wishes that will finally arrive…just at the right time!

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