hey are flourishing. These reefs made me want to be a mermaid so that I can just live there. Not even to speak about all the beautiful Nudibranchs and seaweeds. There were so many new species of life that I have never seen before. The ocean surely gave me the gift of new life this time around. We even discovered new spots as we came across two caves and a large overhang.
Delightful. That is the only word I can think off to explain how wonderful it was exploring our coastline and learning about our wildly delicious and abundant natural ingredients. We stumbled onto so many things. It is the first time I ate a sea urchin while standing with my feet in the ocean. It is salty and creamy and delicious, but to be completely honest, so little that I would not kill a living creature just to tantalize my senses. Non the less, a great amuse-bouche of what was to follow.
An in-depth look at planning a vacation at the Kruger National Park covering everything from what to pack, what to expect, where to stay and the experiences to have, the history etc.
Cape St Francis is a relatively "new" town and is still a relatively undiscovered corner of South Africa. In this post I take you through the hidden secrets and wonder this little costal town hides away
Hamburg has stolen my heart. This German city is filled with incredible gems and splendid stories, rich in history and filled with good food.
Welcome to Cape Town's Best Kept Secret: Kloof Corner Hiking Trail. This trail is especially lovely for beginners or those who wants to start their day right
I've decided to create a post about my favourite places to eat in and around Cape Town. The Caronvirus has hit the restaurant and travel industry pretty hard, leaving me craving all my favourite meals. Next time you visit Cape Town, these places are worth the visit.
What makes Bremen so magical? The detail! With Bremen the devil is in the detail. It is also surprisingly easy to navigate, widely available WiFi spots, and then there are those 4 musicians that are hidden all over the city making for an exciting and satisfying treasure hunt. Fairy tales aside, the people of Bremen are extremely proud of the city's history, and rightfully so. Independence is a recurring theme in the history of Bremen.
Every once in a while we book an impulsive weekend away to Ceres. During this camping weekend the Milkyway showed off with shooting starts. We drank good wine, toasted some marshmallows, shared secrets, and danced around the fire until our souls burned with the privilege of being alive while breathing in the cold Ceres air.
On a very misty rainy day I convinced myself that doing a trail was a good idea. I set out to hike the scandalous naked trail in the Tsitsikamma. This trail is one of the best kept secrets of the Garden route. It is also safe to swim in considering that nothing in these pools will pinch, bite, sting or want to catch you – except perhaps your partner!
Antwerp is such a class act and an all-time favorite. Join me as I explore the hidden treasures this city has to offer.
Doring River White River Rafting And Kayaking Adventure. From falling out at rapids to leopards in our camp! What an adventure.
Beautiful Brugge is an enchanting medieval "museum" town from West Flanders in northwest Belgium with romantic buildings, white swans, horse-drawn carriages, canals and cute cafes. I spent some time here to feed my soul and eat overdose on Belgium chocolate.
Nijmegen is one magical city filled with powerful women, cute cafes and a magical shopping experience in Mariken street. I visited the Mariken van Nieumeghen statue. the women I was named after. This was one incredible bucket list tick.
There is something about Heidi's story that just makes your soul reconnect with your own wild. Visiting the original Heidi house took me back to my childhood. It is a story about second chances and transformation and meeting people and loving them where they are at. It is about Heidi spending so much of the first part of her life wondering and learning, and then using what she learned with that childlike wonder to soften hearts and change lives.
Black Forest | Triberg In the heart of the black forest lies a magical little town of singing cuckoo clocks, black forest cake, waterfalls, woodcarving, and a misty mysteriousness that will keep you captivated. This little gem is called Triberg.
Hiking Seealpsee, Äscher, Wildkirchi, Ebenalp and Säntis in the Swiss Alps was one of my favourite bucket-list experiences. Wasserauen was a magical place that humbled and delighted me. I felt like I was living my own real-life-Heidi-adventure. I was the right kind of busy. I made new friends (some was human, some was not).
Scuba diving at the Sodwana by Reefs with Coral Divers. The Sodwana Bay is one of the most south coral reefs in the world. In case you were wondering, even more south than the Great Barrier Reef. It is among these deserted beached and high forest dunes that my soul rest.
The one New Year's resolution I am not making is to diet. I am weightless underwater. Read on to find out what resolutions Evan's Peak has inspired me to keep.
I couldn't get too close as three dolphin guardians came swimming towards me every time I pushed the boundaries as to warn me that I am here only as a silent observer to bear witness.
There is something about safari life that makes you forget the rest of the world and make you feel as if you are drunk on happiness and Amarula unable to resist the lure of Africa's wild.
Diversnight is an international night dive which is in its essence a social event founded on cake shared with divers who spend as much time in the water as above the water. It is a great way to make friends with people that share your passion. It has become a growing institution where divers across the world dive on the same day at the same time.
In 2017 we were able to register 1,780 divers in the water, in 20 counties on 134 sites.
The only thing I like more than talking about good food fresh out of the sea is eating good fresh seafood. Our first of the ten courses was fresh black mussels, straight from the rock into the frying pan with garlic and onion to quickly steam them. Lemon for zest and freshly baked bread, butter and jam for balance.
We were exposed to true wilderness and adventure on the Doring River in the Cederberg mountains. This experience took me completely out of my comfort zone and opened up a whole new addiction.
The 7 Mile Reef, often featured as one of the top 10 dive sites in diving magazines, is a photographers dream. The epic topography makes this reef a creation onto itself with enticing schooling fish and exquisite macro life.
Once upon a time, on a farm in the middle of nowhere - otherwise known as Bethel, outside a dorpie called Vryheid (Freedom) - lived a muddy princess that wore boots instead of glass slippers. After turning 6 years old her dad bought her a white Arabian cross mare named Mist. He picked her onto the mares bareback and she lived happily ever after!
Who said nights were for sleeping? “We will be diving at Simon’s Town Jetty for Diver’s Night. This is part of an international attempt at registering as many divers as possible in the water by 20:00.” I read Tony from Learn to Dive Today’s FB post. A real thumb-stopper seeing as it is something that … Continue reading First Night Dive Magic
11 Friends. Alone in the wild on a quest of no regrets that will take them on an unforgettable journey this summer. The Wild coast of no regrets. - The Flynn Brothers || Strandloper Hike elevator pitch. https://youtu.be/XTxml6Icn-g It was finally time to take a hike along the wild Cost from Kei Mouth to Gonubie … Continue reading Strandloper | The Wild Coast Of No Regrets
Hang in there, buddy! - Ramon || During a Sodwana dive "I have no plan B!" I played this line over and over in my head while spontaneously quitting my soul-sucking job without having another job secured and transferring a hell of a lot of hard earned saving to my check account. First, I booked … Continue reading The A-Team
The moment I put that mask on I opened myself up to a whole new world. It was like walking through a closest and ending up somewhere even more magical than Narnia. I was hooked.
Magical Wrecks and Reefs scuba dive with Pisces Divers Cape Town. We were surrounded by nudibranch of all shapes, sizes and colours.