Archive: Jul 2014

July 31, 2014   /   by natalie   /  

#gotoReunion: Adventure on Reunion Island

#gotoReunion: Adventure on Reunion Island

You couldn’t miss an adventure on Reunion Island if you tried. As if driving on the wrong side of the road, combined with the French’s love for traffic circles isn’t adventurous enough, you’re likely to end up on the edge of an active volcano, on a boat watching a pod of dolphins,  jumping from an […]

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Feel Like Talking About Depression?

My worst thing about depression is that I don’t realise I’m depressed until I’m sobbing my heart out in a bathtub in a luxury hotel room on the night of my birthday, you know? It’s the times when I’m like “my life is so great right now and I have people who love me so […]

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July 29, 2014   /   by natalie   /  

5 Things Tribe Coffee Roasting Is Doing Right

5 Things Tribe Coffee Roasting Is Doing Right

Following my post about 5 things El Burro is doing right, I wanted to share another one of my favourite spots and what I love about them. Because the very next time I visited El Burro, I ran into an old friend from Joburg who was down for business. “I read your post about El […]

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July 24, 2014   /   by natalie   /   , ,

#ComeSitStellenbosch: Winter in Wine Country

#ComeSitStellenbosch: Winter in Wine Country

I was very fortunate yesterday and got to spend my birthday in one of my favourite parts of the country: Stellenbosch. The occasion was the media launch of the amazing Come Sit, Stay&Savour Stellenbosch winter packages – but I just pretended it was my birthday party and that I just happened to have invited some […]

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July 23, 2014   /   by natalie   /  

Knysna Oyster Festival 2014 – Bloukrans Bungy Jump

Knysna Oyster Festival 2014 – Bloukrans Bungy Jump

I was shaking and could barely speak (which for me, is truly a sign of something being very wrong). I was concentrating hard on just breathing and not fainting. It would have been highly embarrassing fainting before I’d even jumped. I focused all my attention on the back of the head of the person in […]

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July 22, 2014   /   by natalie   /  

5 Things El Burro Is Doing Right

5 Things El Burro Is Doing Right

Ask me to recommend a restaurant in Cape Town and I’ll point you in the direction of El Burro every time. Not only because the food is truly delicious, but because they have got a few key things so right, that you can’t go wrong dining there. 1. Twitter First of all, their address and […]

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I’m Crowdfunding My Birthday Present

A while ago I signed up to a new crowdfunding platform that had just launched at the time – trevolta.com “What is Trevolta? Trevolta.com is a global crowd-funded travels website. We enable travellers to submit their extraordinary ideas for expeditions in order to raise funds for it. Projects can be backed by inspired people or […]

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July 17, 2014   /   by natalie   /  

What I’ve Read Recently

What I’ve Read Recently

I find great pleasure and comfort in the fact that Kindle has made it possible to read embarrassingly chick-lit books on the sly. I mean, I’m comfortable with reading ultra-cool novels like Game of Thrones in public, for all to see. But when it comes to books that are about women in their forties struggling […]

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July 15, 2014   /   by natalie   /  

#gotoReunion: Hiking To Mafate Village

#gotoReunion: Hiking To Mafate Village

It’s lunchtime and the drum beat of a traditional Maloya song crackles through the radio as I take a sip of fiery Charette rum. A cat cheekily jumps onto my lap and makes itself comfortable and I’m happy to stroke its ratty fur. “How do you say ‘I love cats’ in French?” I ask Nico, […]

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July 10, 2014   /   by natalie   /  

#gotoReunion: Definitely Try Paragliding

#gotoReunion: Definitely Try Paragliding

I’ve never quite been able to fully comprehend the term “whoop for joy”. I’ve read it in books and stories and I know that it generally means to bubble over with excitement to the point of not being able to contain it, but I couldn’t honestly say that I had experienced this sensation myself. Not […]

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