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 72%
BEER 64%
TRAVEL 55%
LIFE 27%
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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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Pints of Beer
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Countries Visited
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Landmarks Licked

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Catch your next flight from Lanseria International Airport

Catch your next flight from Lanseria International Airport

Growing up I remember doing a lot of airport-runs with my mum. Dropping people off, picking others up, walking up and down in front of the arrivals gate. I remember wishing I could go beyond the gate. I wanted to see what was on the other side. Skip a few years and airports have become my…

5 Travel Shows to inspire you

5 Travel Shows to inspire you

As an average traveler, I hold down a day job and live a relatively busy life. At my own will. I like being busy. Even when I can’t keep up physically, I read, have side hustles and am involved in the building a tiny fun little company. But sometimes I being average means that the…

Hot air balloon, a dream come true.

Hot air balloon, a dream come true.

I have often written about my dream of taking a flight in a hot air balloon. In fact, if you asked me a month ago what my biggest dream was for 2018 I would have said “for everyone to just be healthy” you would have said “no, something else” and I would reply “a flight…

Let’s get cheesy with Dalewood Fromage

Let’s get cheesy with Dalewood Fromage

Cheese on Marie Biscuits, cheese sandwiches, cheese on crackers, cheese cubes, grated cheese, hard cheese, soft cheese, ANY cheese. My love for cheese runs deep. In fact, both my siblings have the same cheesy addiction. I can remember sitting in our old family home, around the kitchen table, finishing a block of Gouda in a…

52 places

52 places

I love following 52 week and 365-day challenges and I love cheering people on to stick to it. But more often than not those I follow start one on the 1st of Jan then drop out around the halfway mark. (Except Megan, who even posted in hospitals and planes, nothing stopped her from completing 365beauty…

The problem with walls.

The problem with walls.

The problem with walls, is I have none. When you travel, especially from small town to small town you notice a difference in the way people live. Where I grew up, houses didn’t have high walls around them. we played on each other’s lawns and in the street. Where I live now, if you pass…

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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