To read from the beginning - click here. I always keep tins or jars of artichokes, pickles, sundried tomato and olives and various beans on hand to use in spreads or on top of salads. As well as a bag of brown rice and whole-wheat pasta. For a quick fresh pistou to go...read more
My decision to start a travel blog in 2010 has landed us a few perks. The most recent, was an invite Our bus by SANParks to stay at the brand new chalets at Agulhas National Park which is the southern-most tip of Africa. The meeting point of the Indian and Atlantic...read more
Boating in Holland - Zwartsluis, Hardewijk and Naarden For my advice and tips on planning a boating holiday - click on this link. Our first year on our boat was all about getting to know her. Make her our home. Our second year, we First day was rain and more rain...read more
What to do in Brighton - 2014 Beach huts on the Promenade My husband has a 90 year old aunt who lives in North London. We go across to visit regularly. She loves having us come over. She also doesn't love having us around. She's lived alone her entire adult life. She...read more
Traveling in York - 2014 Gates to York The main reason for us heading up to York was because my other half is a serious model railway enthusiast. Our coffee table at home houses tracks and locos. The whole setup actually works. Lights go on and his trains move around...read more
Oystercatcher Trail South Africa - 2014 Ana's Place Mossel Bay Where do I start with the Oystercatcher Trail? Firstly I’m ashamed to say I’d never heard of it. Apparently National Geographic rated it as one of the top trips of a lifetime in 2007 AND in 2008. BBC...read more
Travel in Mc Gregor Klein Karoo South Africa in 2014 Fireplace Plum Cottage This was the first South African break we had taken in a while, 2013 was a helluva year for us. We bought a boat in 2012 in The Netherlands and had to sort out a whole bunch of stuff. We...read more
Garden Route steps leading to beach The Garden Route is a popular holiday and retirement destination. Coming from Cape Town, it begins around Albertinia which is a tiny and not too exciting place. Give it a miss. The first coastal town is Mossel Bay (Mussel Bay)....read more
Bainskloof Pass My Internet Service Provider - Mweb, and ADSL Provider - Telkom, let me down badly. I have been without access to the Internet for longer than I think is fair or reasonable. Nine days. I am back up for now and will do a quick post linking you to some...read more
Sunset Beach, Milnerton, Cape Town We run a guest house and we have noticed some visitors are nervous of South Africa. Traveling can present challenges. Fears usually relate to quality of food and water, crime, insects such as mosquitoes, roads, Hepatitis A or B,...read more
Camps Bay beach First lets deal with visas. Some nationals may require visas and others not. You will need to refer to either your local embassy. Another handy site is this SA Tourism. You could also utilise an agent who deals with foreign visas and...read more
My CiTi bus The My CiTi bus service is now well under way. The first route to get going was from the the airport to the city centre. At R50 for the trip, it's a bargain. We've used the bus a few times now, and I can see no reason to spend, what in comparison is a...read more
View of Ritz Plaza Hotel and Sea Point area The usual top five must-sees in Cape Town are:- 1. Table Mountain Park and cable car 2. Robben Island and V and A Waterfront 3. The Cape Peninsula and Cape Point 4. Kirstenbosh Botanical Gardens 5. The Winelands...read more
I live in Green Point, Cape Town, South Africa. One of the most beautiful cities in the world. Lucky me.
The original slant of this travel blog was where to go and what to do in Cape Town, but now I write about our other travels.
We have a boat in Europe and plan to cover the inland waterways over the next decade.