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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Glasses of Wine
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Pints of Beer
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Countries Visited
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Landmarks Licked

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Piccolo Mondo dinner dates made easy

Piccolo Mondo dinner dates made easy

Can you remember your last time you went on a first date? Do you remember the awkward silences? The questions you asked and got “yes” or “no” replies for? We have all been on a date where you are kinda into to the person but you can’t seem to get the conversation to flow. You…

Introduction to SA brandy

Introduction to SA brandy

  A few weeks ago I was invited to learn about Brandy, with Distell. Look I knew Brandy was quite the process to produce, but I didn’t know it was such an art. Nic Holdcraft presented the day and everyone hung on every word he said. This short course is for the Brandy appreciator as…

Getting stuck | Uncle Nick’s Story

Getting stuck | Uncle Nick’s Story

With a car, it is not far The Rendille boy pleaded with us to go to the “foor” (animal camp) to fetch a warrior bitten by a snake. “Where is it?” “Oh, with a car it is not far! Remember the old site of the Saale village? Just near there,” he replied. That gave us…

People and places

People and places

Family. Isn’t it weird how we all have family issues? Like who doesn’t have a screwed up family? I sure do. But I wouldn’t trade them for anything. My family is scattered all over the world and they are part of the reason I have such a deep love for travel. I grew up learning how…

Lesser known facts about me.

Lesser known facts about me.

In an attempt to for you to get to know me better, I decided it was time for an “about me” post. But since there is a button for that about this post I figured I’d tell you lesser known things about the Lydia in Greenlydia. I am nosy and tend to read other peoples…

I went to PE for a day and fell in love

I went to PE for a day and fell in love

You know how you meet someone and it just works? It’s like your lives are in sync. You speak the same language, but more importantly, it is the kind of friendship that never requires you to explain any thought, feeling or action. because the other person just gets it. I found this in someone whom…

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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