‘Bestie Date’: My top 5 girly things to do in Dubai

Dubai city walk: Things to do in Dubai

Perfect weather in Dubai calls for fun activities during your off days. I recently had my sister and friend visiting me in Dubai and decided to do a roundup of the most picturesque places we have been to! Get out and about the next time you have an off day with your ‘bestie’ and try these top 5 girly things to do in Dubai. You are guaranteed the most “Instagram-worthy” pictures!

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Lets Get Festive: Four Christmas markets to visit in Hamburg

Hamburg Christmas market fun

Its my favourite time of the year! and with a lot of planning and luck I managed to get TWO European destinations to experience the Christmas cheer, eat my heart out on comfort food and sip on bottomless Glühwein. Experiencing Christmas markets is a great thrill for someone coming from South Africa, where sweltering hot beach barbecues are the norm. Here are four Christmas markets to visit in Hamburg.

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Three must visit Wine farms of Côtes de Provence

Beautiful lanes of Chateau Sainte Rosaline

I’m writing this post as I’m sipping on the last bottle of pink bought in France. I’ve never really been a fan of Rosé, but after a day trip to the wine lands of Provence, and a few tastings later I had a change of heart! During our 7-day trip to the French Riviera, we decided to take an entire day to explore the Provence/Alpes-Côte d’Azur region. Best known for its rolling hills and wine farms. Have a look at our three must visit Wine farms of  Côtes de Provence

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A Visit to Mougins: A picture tour of a picturesque town

When it comes to places to visit in French Riviera, beautiful options are abundant. One of the towns that stood out for me was Mougins, perched on a hill, a short 15 minutes drive from Cannes. This hilltop village in the Alpes-Maritimes part of Provence is well-known among art lovers as the place where Pablo Picasso spent the last 12 years of his life. Built in a circular fashion, this village boasts with a spectacular 360 degree view of Grasse valley and Cannes.

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Breakfast in Dubai: Catching up at Friends’ Avenue Café

Iced Latte at Friends Avenue Café Dubai

The breakfast game in Dubai is one to experience, and with winter’s arrival, weekends in Dubai are looking somewhat more promising.  Restaurants are opening their terraces and people are seen mingling, sipping on colourful drinks and indulging in a variety of international cuisine. We recently had a catch up at Friends’ Avenue Café in JLT for a wholesome breakfast and cold brewed coffee, and what a pleasant surprise greeted us.

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Top things to do in Grasse: Discover the History of Perfume

Streets of Grasse, French riviera, Provence, Cote d'AzurSet in the hills North of Cannes is the small town Grasse. This town is known as the perfume capital of the world, and one of the must visits of the French Riviera. One of the top things to do in Grasse is to discover the world of perfume and make use of the opportunity to make your own signature perfume. If you have limited time in this town, I strongly suggest strolling the “Old Town” followed by a perfume tour and workshop creating your own fragrance.

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French Adventure: 10 relaxing things to do in Lyon

Vieux Lyon

I just returned form a much needed holiday in France and I am excited to share our adventures with you. Our first stop was Lyon, the gastronomical capital of not only France, but the world. This city is situated at the junction of the Saône and the Rhône river. A masterpiece of pastel buildings, romantic cobbled streets and breath-taking views. After our visit, I thought I would put together a list of 10 relaxing things to do in Lyon.

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Strolling the Mediterranean: One Day in Malta

Streets of Valetta, a day in Malta

One day in Malta is not enough, but rather a day than nothing. This gem of an island, surrounded by the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean, is one of the locations at the top of my list,  that I would like to revisit. I only had the opportunity to see a little bit of the city, so for now have a look at these four areas I got to explore.

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Mercato Italian Restaurant and Cafe: Breakfast in Dubai

 

I am all about breakfast! From the moment I wake up I’m looking for something to eat, and it’s safe to say that breakfast cafes in Dubai thrive off of this addiction of mine.  One of my favourite go to’s for breakfast in Dubai is, Mercato Italian Restaurant and Cafe. Why is this one a winner? It’s Italian of course, and conveniently hidden away from the busy streets of Dubai.

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Two days in Tunis: 5 exciting things to do and places to see

View of medina of tunis from Ed Dar Antique shop

Tunis is one of the most underrated destinations I’ve ever had the opportunity to explore. This hidden gem in the Magreb area of Tunisia is still undiscovered by the stereotypical invasive tourist. Those who visit, will be greeted by sweeping views of turquoise Mediterranean sea, ancient ruins, unbelievable shopping and breath-taking hidden surprises. Here are 5 exciting things to do and places to see if you only have two days in Tunis.

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Tunis Part 1: How to Explore Sidi Bou Said In One Afternoon

Explore Sidi Bou Said in One Afternoon

When you do the common traveling search: ‘Things to do’ for Tunis. The little town of Sidi Bou Said is the first to pop up on your search results. I recently had a flight to Tunis and got to spend 48 hours in this vibrant city. Sidi Bou Said was the first thing on my mile long list of ‘to do’s’. This little town perched on a hill, is located about 20 km from Tunis city centre and could easily be confused for the famous Greek Island, Santorini. The little white washed houses with contrasting shades of blue trims, adorned with vibrant Bougainvillea, makes this one of the most ‘Instagram-worthy’ spots of Tunis. Although this town can easily become a tourist trap it is still worth a visit! Here’s some tips on how to explore Sidi Bou Said in one afternoon.

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Things to do in Bangkok: Silom Thai Cooking Class

 

Spices at Silom Cooking School

The first time I visit Bangkok, I was not impressed. Coming from Dubai heat, Bangkok was one of my first 5 destinations to visit with Emirates. Still adjusting to cabin crew life and perhaps a whole new sleeping pattern, or a non-existent one in this case, Bangkok just felt like another HOT and humid city. I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to visit again, again and again, to really appreciate what this city stands for… It was with my third visit that I finally managed to attend a traditional Thai cooking class. If you are ever wondering what to do in Bangkok… Why not get your cook on with Silom Thai Cooking classes!

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Madrid in One Day: Spend your stay the Spanish way

Madrid In One Day: Spend your stay the Spanish way

If your life revolves around food and wine like mine, Spain is the place to be! I recently had the opportunity to explore the streets of Madrid, the capital of Spain. I was looking forward to an over indulgence in Tapas, wine and bottomless cava and this city did NOT disappoint.  With a bit less than 12 hours to explore, deciding where to go was hard. A day in Madrid is not enough, so a second visit is definitely needed. This is what I decided to do during my visit…

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