Friday, 6 March 2020

Travelling in the time of coronavirus to Sri Lanka (March 2020)

Just when we thought terrorism and natural disasters were the only threats preventing us from travelling abroad, here comes another, in the form of the coronavirus. South Africa and Sri Lanka (as of 9th March) are not in the grips of the coronavirus scare, but as we come closer to departing for our trip to Sri Lanka, panic sets in. What if we come into contact with passengers who are infected. How safe can we be on the planes or airports without being infected.  Should we postpone our journey. What if either one of us are infected in Sri Lanka. What if we return to work, and then realise that we are infected. These are the questions that are at the back of our minds. Two days before we leave I am in a deep dilemma. To add to this, the day before we leave, one of the owners in our complex had a break in, in broad daylight. Is this a bad omen for us. What if our house gets broken into while we are away. We managed to pack our bags, with all these thoughts hanging over our heads. The day finally arrived, We secured our home as best we could, and set on our journey.

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

South Korea (May 2019)

Friendly people, excellent transport system, lots of things to see and do ... this is how we experienced South Korea.

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Turkey (May/June 2018)


Turkey has always been on our bucket list of places to visit. In retrospect it was the best place I have visited.


Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Monday, 7 November 2016

My first travel experience (1987)

I remember that day so clearly, way back in 1987. My colleagues dropped me off in front of the Imperial Hotel (in Pietermaritzburg) so that I could take the Cheetah Coaches to the Louis Botha airport in Durban. This was going to be my first ride on a plane and my first trip to Cape Town.

Thursday, 27 October 2016

What to pack

It  can be daunting for a first time traveller, not knowing what to pack or what to include in your carry-on and main luggage.

Monday, 6 June 2016

Bali (May 2016)

The beautiful gardens, the enchanting music and amazing people will forever be etched in our minds.

Monday, 30 May 2016

Hong Kong in 3 days (May 2016)



We arrived at our hotel at 7 o’clock in the morning only to be told that we would have to wait until 3pm for our room to be ready. All we wanted to do was to rest our tired and weary bodies, and this is the last thing you want to hear.

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Travelling sickness


It’s all so exciting planning for a trip. Then you arrive at your destination and find that you have all these health issues.

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Travelling in the time of coronavirus to Sri Lanka (March 2020)

Just when we thought terrorism and natural disasters were the only threats preventing us from travelling abroad, here comes another, in the ...