First time snowboarding. Failed experience
Vancouver is the perfect base if you’re into winter sports. I noticed this fact as soon as I set foot on Canadian soil, and this was in summer! I promised myself that the upcoming winter season would be the moment where I would set foot on a slope for the first time...
Boulders Beach Penguin
I had been looking forward meeting the African Penguins for a long time, and I was not disappointed. Visiting Boulders Beach has been one of the best parts of my trip in South Africa so far. (A game drive is still on the program, which I think will be on a par with my...
Sunset in Cape Town
I’m not really into hiking, but the reward waiting at the end of the Lion’s Head climb in Cape Town, was worth putting my hiking boots on for (or in this case my gym shoes). On our last day in South Africa, we decided to hike to the top of...
Elephant portrait at Addo
One of the things I get all giddy about is elephants. Ever since receiving my cute pink elephant cuddly toy when I was 2, I haven’t been able to get them out of my head. Last year I was able to volunteer with the Asian elephants at the Elephant Nature...
Elephant Nature Park, Chiang Mai
In September 2013, I went on my first big solo adventure to Asia. My first stop would be the Elephant Nature Park north of Chiang Mai. I have a soft spot for elephants, so when looking for volunteering options in Thailand, I was mainly looking for volunteering positions with elephants....
Snowboarding for the first time
I wish I could say I looked like the man in the feature photo on my first day on the slope. Confidently balancing on my board, gliding down the slope with all the grace of a gazelle. Unfortunately, I looked more like a baby trying to take its first steps, not so...
Me digging at the Durotriges Dig
Who doesn’t love a mysterious story about people and their lives long passed. When people asked me what I wanted to study when I was older, I would always answer archaeologist. The intriguing stories from Egyptians, Greek and Romans, and later the Aztec and native Indians, enthralled me beyond measure....
Mayan Blessing
It didn’t take long before we ventured out of Playa Del Carmen, a Mexican town which draws millions of tourists each year to its white sandy beaches and turquoise waters. We loved the beauty of the ocean, but the jungle was calling. We booked a tour through Alltournative, a tour company...
Paragliding over Cape Town
I’m not really known to be a daredevil, although I do love adventure and I would love to take some risks from time to time (but I rarely do), so when my boyfriend surprised me with a paragliding tandem flight for my birthday, I was pretty scared. – Can you...
Cheetah Mia, Cango Wildlife Ranch
During my short visit to Oudtshoorn, I visited the Cango Wildlife Ranch, an organisation which works towards the conservation of cheetahs and other endangered species, and has been breeding endangered species for over 28 years. I love cheetahs, they are without a doubt my favourite cat, and because I had...