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The first place I ever fell in love with was Mozambique.  I never really moved on. We kept having a string of affairs on beaches, islands, boats … Today, nearly a decade later, we’ve decided to give the idea of ‘us’ a decent chance and move in together. (I’m very aware of my commitment issues, but […]

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MANLEY COMMUNICATIONS invited me to meet BASTIEN GONZALEZ and have the Frenchman himself treat my feet in his famous PEDI:MANI:CURE Studio – home to arguably the best pedicure in the world.  Driving to the heart of the Cape Town’s Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, direction One & Only Spa, I knew I was in for a treat, […]

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#366DaysOfMakingSpace 100/366 Greetings from the land of Pina Coladas! Here the sun rises over the ocean and we know exactly how to start the day ⛵️⚓️⛵️ A photo posted by The Good Holiday (@thegoodholiday) on Jun 6, 2016 at 11:11pm PDT I’ve spent the past three weeks drinking Pina Coladas and bathing in the sunshine […]

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I’ve PRACTISED (a fair amount of) Yoga in my life, but you’ll never think it. I’m afraid I’m no beginner, I’m simply out of shape … AND YET I BRAVED my first Yoga retreat this weekend – DIRECTLY AFTER AFRIKABURN – AS IT WAS HELD near my beloved ‘Koppie Alleen’ in ‘DE HOOP NATURE RESERVE’ with De Hoop Collection … Would you look at […]

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I’ve mentioned countless times that I’m smitten with South Africa’s Overberg – a region east of Cape Town on the far side of the Hottentots-Holland mountain range. Katarina Mancama and I travelled through Gansbaai last year – a prominent area in the Overberg – celebrating this desitination’s recent GOLD for Best Responsible Tourism Destination at the International Responsible Tourism Awards in London.  I finally got round to […]

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It is almost time for me to drive back to Cape Town and I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am about it.  I’ve been in Limpopo and Gauteng (the north of South Africa) since December and I long for the Mother City, my friends and most of all: moving into my first […]

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My friends Malcolm and Kristina (from the Manda Wilderness Community Trust and Nkwichi Lodge) met Beto in a small studio in Albazine on the outskirts of Maputo, Mozambique. The story they had to share was so beautiful, I just had to ask them to share it with us here … An Artisan’s Art The wind causes the […]

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I often need to catch a flight at some ridiculous hour.  As much as I love travelling, I’m really not a fan of waking up at these hours to be in time for check in. Hotel Verde is like my saviour when it comes to this particular predicament. Every aspect of Hotel Verde is designed to be […]

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On the 10th of December, shortly after coming back from my and Katarina‘s #RTroadtrip, I got a bee in my bonnet. I sent my friend Heather Mason a message: Me: “I’ve never done a 365days project and I’d like to. Do you want to do one with me in 2016?” Heather: “Sure, I’d be keen to hear […]

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When I stood on the edge of the immense caldera of the Cirque de Mafate, one of the French island of La Reunion’s three volcanic amphitheatres, it was hard to believe that I actually agreed to do this. As far as I could see what looked like million-meter walls encircled the 140 km hiking trails up steep inclines. I already dreamt […]

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I’ve already confessed that I think I might hike like a whale,  so it should come as no surprise that I’m also not one for heights. Or any form of adrenaline rush for that matter. It all comes down to my dear friend Vertigo. Now, there is much to be said about us, the Vertigo subspecies. […]

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I visited MACHANGULO BEACH LODGE,  an hour’s speedboat from Mozambique’s capital city Maputo.  With summer holidays around the corner in the southern hemisphere and my personal holiday planning in full swing, I thought I need to share this place with you. I remember exactly how I felt when I got up on the last morning to […]

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