Swimming with whale sharks

Swimming with whale sharks

I always imagined this experience to be one where I submerge into clear blue waters, felt the calmness of the ocean, overwhelmed with emotion while swimming next to one of these magnificent animals.  I imagined taking in the moment as I floated next to one of the biggest creatures in the world.  Unfortunately, this was not the case at all. 

Five important life lessons 2019 has reminded me of thus far…

Five important life lessons 2019 has reminded me of thus far…

They say the older you get, the faster time goes and as the years pass me by, I can relate to this more and more.  This year started with a bang and looking back over the past three months, I cannot believe how much has already happened.  I started this year with many goals and I can honestly say that I am happy with what I have achieved so far. 

Eight important tips to consider before walking the Camino de Santiago

Eight important tips to consider before walking the Camino de Santiago

The Camino de Santiago, probably the most famous pilgrimage in the world, runs through Northern Spain with thousands of pilgrims taking on the journey every year.  After completing the 800-kilometer trek on the Camino Frances, here are my tips and recommendations:

Tranquil Lake Oanob

Tranquil Lake Oanob

Sometimes the best experiences are right at your doorstep.  I’ve been meaning to visit Lake Oanob for some time now and finally got an opportunity this last month.  Described as a place where body and soul is in harmony with nature, this is one of the very few places in Namibia with an abundance of water.

Paternoster and the Seashack

Paternoster and the Seashack

One of the oldest fishing villages on the West Coast of South Africa, is Paternoster.  It is about 145km North of Cape Town and a must visit for any traveler.  A few weeks ago I hopped onto a plane one ‪Friday morning‬ for a surprise visit to Cape Town as it was a good friend’s birthday.   He had no idea that his brother and I would be coming down and he had no idea that his wife hijacked his birthday weekend plans with friends by organising a massive get together in Paternoster.

Perfect Porto  

Perfect Porto  

After finishing my Camino I was left with a week where I did not have anything planned as I did not expect to finish my pilgrimage in 27 days.  My initial idea was to just explore Santiago de Compostela, however I quickly realised that Santiago is not a place where you spend an entire week.  […]

Reason for entry, work or pleasure?

Reason for entry, work or pleasure?

Last year I decided to plan a two month solo trip in 2017 for renewed inspiration and perspective. Little did I know that my year would start off with the biggest challenge I have ever faced. In early January my father was diagnosed with Mutiple Myeloma and his condition deteriorated so quickly that he ultimately lost his battle on the 7th of February. We were still struggling to come to terms with the news of his illness when we were suddenly hit with the shock of his passing. Even with the news of him being sick, the idea of him passing so soon never crossed our minds.