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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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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November 26, 2017

Botswana prep; planning for a month away from home is hard but planning for a month without shops/ people/ outside world means I’m lugging all my essential with me. Including ALL of the hydrating lotions cause it’s V dry out there and I flake like Austin Powers Goldmember on a good day. My other materialistic must-haves are of course a basket bag, a good pair of hoops, my lucky French fish and my Ethiopian necklace that I always travels ith.
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November 23, 2017

Bella Bologna aka La Grassa (the fat) city of the Emilia-Romagna region , the city my father comes from unequivocally holds a special place in my heart. I didn’t do many touristy things while there, as I have done them all in the past before. I mostly reacquainted myself with my ancestral home, spending time with friends and my amazing cousin who lives there.  You will never find a tour guide quite like a family member, they always take you to unreal places, secret restaurants and of course every back ally route into the centre of town.

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