2013: What a year

Its been a while since I blogged, I know. Thing is, its difficult spending 8 hours on each post I did about my Contiki tour last year; no I am not finished with that! I actually have about 6 days to write about (3 Contiki + 4 in London which I still don’t have all…

Places (I want) to Visit and Why

The world is huge. There’s no denying it. I read an article on CNN recently entitled “Give Children the Gift of Travel” and while reading it, I couldn’t help but nod my head. As a child, my parents took me everywhere, from weekends in the Drakensburg Mountains to the coastal towns of Margate, Ramsgate and Port Elizabeth, to…

Trip to Europe: Day 7 – Lucerne, Switzerland

10 June 2012. I woke up to the sound of church bells, so naturally I was already in a good mood. Church bells just don’t happen in South Africa. Well, they probably do, but its so noisy and chaotic here that you can’t hear sounds like that. And we are totally missing the magic of…

Trip to Europe: Day 6 – Mt Pilatus, Switzerland

9 June 2012. This was going to be the best day of my life. I could just see it. Ever since I was a child, the only place I have been dreaming about visiting was Switzerland. I can’t explain how much I was in love with it before even seeing it. I told Alex the…

Europe

So its been a lifelong dream of mine to tour Europe.  I wanted to go in 2011 but I didn’t have enough leave or money. I then decided that I would save both for the next year, and do it in 2012. The original (2011) plan was to go with my partner in crime, Rowan,…