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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6 Tips for surviving the British Museum

6 Tips for surviving the British Museum

The British Museum is just glorious. It is proof that the British really do accept collateral for bailing out other countries. No really, I am pretty sure if you took all the pieces of the Parthenon that are in the British Museum and put them back together in Greece the building will be complete again.

Old Habits

Old Habits

They really do die hard. As an average traveler, I have a few odd things I do when I travel. Case and point, licking things. Also, fridge magnets and selfies with notable landmarks. But I have not so unusual habits too. Since our first visit to Europe, I have always been a sucker for history…

Brighton is always a good idea

Brighton is always a good idea

Brighton wasn’t on my to-do list until we found out the friend who we were staying with had a fun run there the day after we arrived in the UK. I looked up the seaside town, read the word “weird” and was sold. While she ran we were going to explore the lanes.

Give Stonehenge a skip

Give Stonehenge a skip

When we visit England (not for work) we always make our way to beautiful Bath to visit my brother in law and his wife. Every time we go there I look at where Stonehenge is and sure, it’s a small detour but it’s RIGHT there and we have never seen it. This time, I was…

Unveil London’s best kept student travel guide

Unveil London’s best kept student travel guide

As an aspiring student traveller, your budget hardly ever allows for the constant pleasures of indulging in travel escapades. When travelling or planning travelling adventures you should be smart about the whole process so that you are able to make the most of your visit regardless of the amount of money in your pocket.

Go to England and don’t plan a thing.

Go to England and don’t plan a thing.

Trust me on this. This is the best holiday you will have. Okay, plan the basics, where you stay where and when and with who. But don’t plan an itinerary. Seriously, don’t even plan you what you would like to see. Just go with it and I promise you will see SO much more than…

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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