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Packing hacks for check in luggage

There are two types of people in this world. The Folders and The Rollers. Here is a little bit of advice for those packing for a big journey.

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Packing hacks for your carry on luggage.

Aside from the obvious items like music, books, snacks and lip balm, there are a few items I have learnt to always include in my carry on to ensure that I have a smooth journey. Here are the top 5 things on my packing list: Continue reading “Packing hacks for your carry on luggage.”

A picture of Venice

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Venice is one of the most romantic city I have seen, maybe more so then Paris. Knowing the history of the place, it was apparently slightly raunchier then Paris in it’s day, if you can believe it. It is the city that brought us Casanova. It was also the original ‘red light district’ (not officially of course). Prostitutes in 15th Century Venice were obliged to go around topless all day. A bit over the top I think!

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Los Angeles: The Crazy Reality.

 

Los Angeles. It really is just as ridiculous as you could imagine. Here is a little window into the crazy reality that was my LA trip (in list form):

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Why you MUST go to Copenhagen!

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Many people overlook Denmark when they plan their Europe adventure. But honestly, you MUST go to Copenhagen whenever you get the chance. In a small collection of Islands, the lowest region of Scandinavia, you can find a lot of beauty. Denmark is a wonderful country to visit, for many reasons, but you may find that you leave your heart in Copenhagen! No matter what time of year, this city will always remain magnificent. It is a country that embraces every season.

Winter

Winter is a magical. The evenings are filled with hot chocolate and home baked bread. Days spent with icy sled rides and always dressed in funkiest winter fashion! Winter is the best time of year to experience the ‘hygge’ of Denmark.

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Summer is for the beaches, crowded water fronts, escapes to summer houses and long evenings spent outside. As soon as summer hits the cafes spill out onto the streets. Nyhavn becomes a hub for both tourists and locals to get together after a long day for a meal or to simply enjoy a beer by the water. A trip to Tivoli gardens has to be high on your to do list in the summer. This theme park is the second oldest running theme-park in the world and is an iconic part of the city.

Autumn

Autumn is a great time to experience the changing landscape of warm golden colours. As the weather gets cooler you can take the time to visit the museums and galleries.  Go for a walk to see the little mermaid, or run up the Rundetaarn (Round Tower) for a breathtaking view of the entire city. It’s also a great time to take a canal tour and get a feel for the city by water.

Spring

One of my most cherished memories of Copenhagen happened in the spring time; Sitting in the grass at the palace gardens, ice cream in hand, the sun kissing my face, while groups pulling out blankets, hammocks, even tightropes! People flock to spend the day basking in the glory of the new season.

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Of course no travel experience would be complete without trying the local food. You may have tried a Danish pastry at your local bakery, but nothing compares to the real deal. The highlight of my week is always waking up to the smell of coffee and fresh pastry. Who cares about your waistline when something tastes THAT good? And while you’re strolling around town, you HAVE to stop at a hotdog stand. I know New York seems to have mastered the street side hotdog. But this is on another level and eating just one is never enough.

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Another highlight is without a doubt the architecture. Denmark is famous for modern design, but its historical buildings are also some of the most beautiful I have ever seen. Everywhere you go you can’t help but be surrounded by beautiful, enchanting homes and buildings. You can’t miss out on seeing Nyhavn with its colourful buildings and picturesque harbor.

The Danes are exceptionally good at respecting and appreciating their environment. Cars are almost a novelty as most commute to work on bike. No matter what the weather, the citizens of Copenhagen brave the dangerously vicious winds and slippery roads to get to their destination, by bike.

Scattered masses of discarded bikes can be found where ever you are. In some areas there are too many bikes for one designated area. I have witnessed bikes being thrown unceremoniously to the ground or atop other bikes. I am confronted with contorted tangles of metal everywhere I go. It’s a wonder anyone can even discern which bike is theirs at the end of the day.

If you want to fall in love with a new city, Copenhagen is the place for you. Not only do they have a beautiful environment, but they cherish it in so many ways. We could all learn a little something from this small country.

Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam


Ask anyone about Dar es Salaam and even Tanzanians will tell you that it’s the capital of Tanzania. That’s because, although it’s not the capital, it’s the center of everything when it comes to culture and technology. Although Dodoma is the capital of Tanzania, Dar es Salaam is the commercial capital!

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Safari Selfie

In true Africa tourism style I went on SAFARI. Safari is Swahili for journey so one will often hear people wishing you ‘safari njema’ (good journey) when you mention you going somewhere new. But when a Mzungu says ‘I am going on safari’ that can only mean one thing: Four days of early mornings, Serengeti massages (the roads are hella bumpy) and lots and lots of elephants! The four days where all incredible however there are a few moments which where breath taking, unbelievable and just down right unforgettable.

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New York City- The most familiar place on earth

New York City is one of the most familiar places you will ever visit. Anyone who is plugged into today’s modern pop culture will feel right at home as soon as they arrive in this famous city. TV shows like ‘Sex and the City’ and movies like ‘You’ve got Mail’ have immersed me so completely in the New York environment that every street name was familiar to me. Bells where ringing for me all over the city.

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Lake Chala

Camping at Lake Chala

I have found that my favourite weekends away are not usually the ones spent in glittering cities and fancy hotels. My favourite memories begin with a long car journey and end with me gazing at the stars. For the Easter long weekend, some friends and I packed up a car and drove from Arusha, through Moshi to Lake Chala!

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Japan vs The World (Australia)

From Tokyo to Kyoto, Japan is unlike any other country. Here are some comparisons that I couldn’t help but make while I traveled around this beautiful country.

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