How many times have you been to a place that might be a little dodgy? Well, let’s face it – a lot of places could be like that with pickpockets and petty crime – so you probably have. One of the things people tell you is to not look like a tourist. Honestly? Is that… Continue reading The non-tourist tourist
Oh to be famous!
These days there are no ends to the limits that social media kings and queens will go to in order to get a few extra followers. Gone are the days when you would travel half way around the world only to post pictures on facebook of your meal or – of course – smiling into… Continue reading Oh to be famous!
A load of horse
I think that there are better ways to describe myself than that – but of course I am not the one at the keyboard but merely the subject of this woman’s blog. You see my name is Neopolitan Nima and I am one of the world famous Lippizaner Stallions and I currently reside in Vienna.… Continue reading A load of horse
The curse or blessing of tech
If you saw my closet talk ….. …. you will understand how I feel about technology. It is hard to believe that when I first came to Canada in 1995 having an email address was a rare thing. Now everybody has one. In fact, many people have two or three. One for family, one for… Continue reading The curse or blessing of tech
To test or not to test
That is the question…..we are all asking. Canada is the only G7 country to require pre-entry testing from fully vaxxed citizens. But let’s talk about testing. The rapid antigen test…. did you manage to get hold of a few? They were in demand that’s for sure. When the announcement was first made long line ups… Continue reading To test or not to test
Have we forgotten how to travel?
What will it be like to travel again? Just even getting on a plane – will we remember what to do? Honestly – how many times have you sat in your seat on the aircraft totally ignoring the flight attendant as she runs through the usual instructions for how to fasten (and loosen) your seat… Continue reading Have we forgotten how to travel?
Up your game Karen!
Don’t you love it how sports sayings and expressions have made their way into our general conversation. I honestly don’t understand the game of baseball (it wasn’t exactly popular in South Africa) but yes, I use the expression “touch base” with gay abandon. Honestly, I still really don’t know what it means from a baseball… Continue reading Up your game Karen!
From one bag to another
Last week I went down to my basement to check on something. I don’t go down there often – to be honest it is a bit of a mess. I totally forgot what I was looking for because there I saw my travel collection of bags. Small carryon with wheels for just an overnight trip,… Continue reading From one bag to another
Follow your family line
With the advent of services like Ancestry DNA people are discovering who they really are and where they really come from. For those who study genealogy this is a huge boost to filling in the gaps of the family tree. Travel plays a big part in this story and I have lost count of the… Continue reading Follow your family line
Avoid non-essential travel
You may have come across this advisory – “Avoid non-essential travel”. It is currently in place at the moment with regard to parts of Egypt (to name but one destination). It is wise to take notice of this advisories but I had to chuckle at one of our more adventurous clients who is currently planning… Continue reading Avoid non-essential travel