TRIPS

OH OKAVANGO

January 17, 2018


Being our first time in Botswana, everything was exciting. Even the increased amount of roadside donkeys perked an interest. We entered via Ghanzi, a medium sized town NW Botswana. We stayed at beautifully remote camp close to a vulture sanctuary for a night. They have built  a hide underground so visitors can watch when they drag the feeding carcass from a neighbouring farm for the vultures. With a strong international funding this programme has been implemented for the conservation of this interesting and relatively private bird.

The next move was to our beloved Okavango, the river that runs through three countries Angola, Botswana and Namibia. We settled along the Okavango Delta, with lush green banks perfect for flourishing flora and fauna. The nearest town is Shakawe, incase you are looking on a map but once we got to our rest camp you couldn’t imagine being close to any sort of civilization. We stayed on the river for about 4 days at a place called Drotsky’s. An incredibly beautiful lodge set up along the river. They have luxury wooden cabins as we’ll as remote bush camps. In a nutshell review – this place is insane, the staff is warm, albeit a bit slow but with the baking African sun wouldn’t we all be?

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TRIPS

COPILOT

January 5, 2018

The thing about remote overland trips is that you spend an incomprehensible amount of time confined in a car. So my advice is to find a copilot that gives you more highs than lows. Someone that lets you dose off without getting mad, keeps you laughing and has the same taste in music. I tried to keep a list of tips… or things that made my life more comfortable while traveling long distances by car.

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STYLE, TRIPS

IIKARAS

January 2, 2018

I should start with a general overview for the next couple posts going live on my blog. Luke & I will have a spent just short of a month traveling Namibia and Botswana with 4  friends from around the world. And overland adventure consisting of bush camps, wild open spaces, animals and changing landscapes. In no particular order I am hoping to share with you some of my favorite places and stops along the way, this trip is about the journey – not the destination.
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STYLE

COLD SHOULDER

December 3, 2017


Baring all this summer… I’ve managed to befriend the sun after a good 7 years of hiding out. I had a bad burn a while back and just avoided tanning after that! But Mauritius changed all that for me last year and it seems I have embraced the sun. And every kind of sunscreen, aftersun and moisturizer known to mankind. I’m just not into that weathered vibe, you know? The 70+ couple who still tans likes St Tropez circa 1975… (before we knew about UV light and skin cancer) – so yes enjoy the beach, but maybe add  these casual rules to your routine…

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VOLPAIA

November 26, 2017


Driving along the curvature of the Tuscan hills has to be one of my ultimate highlights of our trip to Europe this year. The sheer amount of medieval fortified towns in this part of Italy is crazy. Imagine tiny little villages & an assortment of vineyards and olive groves in every direction your eye can see.

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