Who am I?

My name is Lydia

I am a girl from the northern suburbs of Cape Town who went against nature and fell in love with Johannesburg. I work in wine. A subject I am rather passionate about.

I grew up in a house where our atlas was used so often by the time I reached high school it was falling apart. With family scattered all over the globe I am sure traveling is in my blood. Different from most travel writers I consider most things to be an adventure. Even just venturing to undiscovered places in the next town.

Seeing I live miles apart from my family and many good friends this is my blog to them. And everyone else I meet along the way. (This now includes you too. )

I find things, I share them. I eat things, I share them. I use things, I might recommend them. I feel things, I write about it.

Lets go get lost shall we?

WINE 83%
BEER 60%
TRAVEL 40%
LIFE 5%
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DRINKS

Join me on my drinks journey. I want to find the best local beers, the most comfy coffee spots and the coolest places to indulge in a good wine.

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EATS

Food brings people together. What better way to get to know a place than to pull up and have a bite to eat at the best local spot.

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STORIES

I have always been a story teller. I love watching peoples faces when I tell the about mad things we got up to or ghost stories about the wine estate. If I can live a life filled with stories, I have lived well.

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Glasses of Wine
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Pints of Beer
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Countries Visisted
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Landmarks Licked

Latest from the Blog

The Blog

Average, sometimes.

Average, sometimes.

The blog has been quiet for the last week. Not because of a lack of words, I have just been directing them in another direction. I have been taking stock of a few things and I came to the conclusion that I rarely give myself credit for things. I even put the word “Average” in…

Hiking in Augrabies

Hiking in Augrabies

First things first, I am not fit. Fit and I just don’t get along. I want to like fit but we have the fake smile and awkward small talk kind of relationship, you know? But when our friends suggested a hike I was all over it. Perhaps a little too enthusiastic as I insisted we…

5 Things to LEAVE at home when going camping.

5 Things to LEAVE at home when going camping.

It’s really easy (and tempting) to over pack when going camping. “But what if it’s cold?” “But what if it’s only a little cold but not cold enough for that hoodie” “What If I need to look good for a trip to town” Let me drop a big fat truth bomb. You don’t need 90%…

Escape to Augrabies

Escape to Augrabies

You know when you were in school and adults used to tell you they wished they were still in school and you thought they were out of their minds to want to be a kid again? The last few months I have become that bitter adult wishing I was back in school. Things got heavy…

What is my day job?

What is my day job?

If you read the first few sentences on my home page you will know that I work in the wine industry. I have never been too clear about what it is (exactly) what I do, for good reason. This space and site are so far removed from my day job that it feels a little weird…

Give someone well traveled organs.

Give someone well traveled organs.

August is Organ Donor Awareness month (#ORGust) Organ failure seemed like something that only happened to other people. Until it didn’t. We woke up one day finding ourselves in ER’s at 2am. We found ourselves Googling “How long is the waiting list” and breaking down crying at the search results. We learnt how to dose…

What I do

Eat. Drink. Write. Share.

Wine & Vines

From swimming in wine to secret tours on small wine estates and everything in between. Wine and I have a special relationship. I’ll let you in on a few trade secrets.

Craft Beer

Craft beer is exploding onto the scene world wide. I plan on drinking my way through every garage brewers creations and sharing my best finds and stories of the crafters.

Long Haul

Lemon tea on cliffs in Madeira. Getting lost in London. Eating raw bacon and mustard in Germany. Licking buildings in Windhoek and many more tales of travel madness.

Local

Local history and small town museums fascinate me. You find out the most incredible things about your own home town with just a tad of exploration. The town I live in is rumored to have the Kruger Millions buried in it. How exciting!
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Today I am Lydia

Meet the Lydia's

Lydia the Traveller

Lydia the Traveller

I travel for sanity. I want to explore every town in South Africa. From Bellville to Bredasdorp. From Ficksburg to Franschhoek. I want to show you adventure does not have to be a plane ticket. It can be right on your door step.
Lydia the Wine Drinker

Lydia the Wine Drinker

I have been working in the wine industry for 9 years. I am passionate about the art of wine making and the skill of enjoying it. I find the epic stories and share them with you. Trust me, every estate has an awesome tale.
Lydia the Wife

Lydia the Wife

Oscar and I have been together for 9 years and got married on the 14th of February 2015. He is my travel companion (for the most part) and contractually obligated to have adventures with me.
Lydia the Blogger

Lydia the Blogger

Greenlydia has been around since 2012. It has been many things over the years and a travel blog was the natural next step for me. I have no idea where it might end up. So buckle up and enjoy the ride.

 

 

 

 

 

I find things, I share them. I eat things, I share them. I use things, I might recommend them. I feel things, I write about it

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