Travels & Adventures
Staying at the Fujiya Hotel and Exploring Hakone

Staying at the Fujiya Hotel and Exploring Hakone

Hakone, an area south of Tokyo, world famous for it’s hotsprings, is on alert for volcanic activity. Apparently a small eruption was observed on the Owakudani mountain that towers over the area a little while ago and parts of the mountain that Milos and I visited last year are now closed. All the seismic action...
What to Pack for a Summer Holiday in London

What to Pack for a Summer Holiday in London

If you’re heading over to London in the next couple of weeks, you’ll be happy to know that July is one of the hottest months to grace this delightful capital city, with Holiday-Weather.com explaining that daily temperatures hardly ever fall below 18°C or rise above 27°C. In 2013, the city reached a scorching 33°C, increasing...
Tried and Tested Coffee Shops in Tokyo

Tried and Tested Coffee Shops in Tokyo

Finding a good coffee shop in Tokyo is easy. In a country where attention to detail and food are both taken seriously, finding craft coffee, with hand picked beans, perfectly roasted, and poured, (often not once but twice if the barista is not happy with the texture, colour or consistency of your coffee) is, if...
Where to go Tent Camping in Catalunya, Spain

Where to go Tent Camping in Catalunya, Spain

When I think of camping, I think huge skies, campfires, stars, wilderness, no electricity, no internet, escaping the buzz and grind of modern society for a while, and having the world all to yourself. This sort of camping is difficult to find in Spain. I’ll admit I haven’t put too much effort into finding campsites...
Cute food in Tokyo

Cute food in Tokyo

Part of my tokyo mission was to track down some of its famed cute food. When I lived in Japan about 7 years ago the cute packaging on beverages or bento boxes and getting a smiling kitty or bear in your ice cream sundae was such a normal occurrence that I sadly admit I took...
Let's Eat in Tokyo

Let’s Eat in Tokyo

November in Tokyo is special. It’s autumn, and the city is transformed into a city of fire! The gingko trees flame golden yellow, and the Japanese maples dotted in parks all over the city spark a firey red. Pathways, streams, temple garden, city parks, and roof top terraces shower the city in a flurry of...
Packing for a Trip to the Tropics!

Packing for a Trip to the Tropics!

Think swaying fronds from a palm tree dappling the pages of your book, hot sand between your toes and a delicious freshly chopped coconut within easy reach. I love a good tropical island holiday, and I’m lucky enough to have visited more than my fair share of turquoise water paradises. In fact this year, my...
A weekend in the African Bush (Part II)

A weekend in the African Bush (Part II)

We awoke with the false dawn, the early morning cacophony of the birds soft through the windows. Torn between wanting to luxuriate in the beautiful beds and wanting to get up to embrace the days itinerary. The question of What we might see from our balconies or the lodge’s main living area won, and we...
Coffee Adventures in Copenhagen

Coffee Adventures in Copenhagen

Copenhagen might inspire a plethora of images in the minds of different people, from the fabled Little Mermaid basking on the rock overlooking the riverways to designer lightbulbs, furniture, and the world’s number one restaurant where they will serve you ants for dinner! A city of interconnected waterways and islands hugging a green coastline. Bridges...
A day in a South African Game Reserve

A day in a South African Game Reserve

A much anticipated trip to a private game reserve was the highlight of our most recent adventure to South Africa. We were lucky enough to be hosted by some friends of my family who live and work in the reserve. The whatsapp conversations about the imminent visit to the lodge spanned months and possibly gigabytes...
Highlights from a city in the Dark Continent

Highlights from a city in the Dark Continent

Musings and photographs from my recent trip back to Johannesburg South Africa.Textures of the city I used to call home, An eland in Braamfontein, glass high rises in Santon, viewed from the Sandeck. Visiting a cool number of food markets, getting fat, buying zebra wine and goat cheese. Eating an entire bag if biltong on...
Where to get a cup of coffee in Johannesburg, South Africa

Where to get a cup of coffee in Johannesburg, South Africa

A month or so ago I spent some time in Johannesburg visiting friends and family and got to know the city all over again. Unfortunately my family home was only stocked with decaf coffee and after a week of this, I needed a real coffee fix! Braamfontein has a hot number of little hideyholes for...