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?
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.
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.
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.
Latest from the Blog
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…
I swear this process changes every time I apply for a UK visa. They really don’t make it easy for South Africans ti travel these days. If you are applying for a visa for the UK in the next few months here are a few helpful links and a little checklist of admin you’ll need.
Perhaps I am too basic and average. But I cannot fathom spending money on certain things before a trip. (We will be going to the UK in a few weeks so this is specifically centred around colder climate travels.
Stop trying to fight the hype and just go to Clarens. It is every bit as beautiful as every other blog post tells you it is.
The flights are booked, the papers are (almost) in order and we are off to London in May! Last year something kinda cool happened and I won a spectacular prize sponsored by Virgin Airlines. This here little blog won Best New Comer Travel Blog and a return ticket to the UK. You can read all…
What I do
Eat. Drink. Write. Share.
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