Chop chop

I’d heard so much about them, cooking classes, that I just had to try it myself. Some of the Thai food is amazing, so it would be nice to cook it at home some time, provided I can find all these exotic ingredients. I was actually so excited that it was the first thing I…

The circle train, a moving market

The hostel I stayed at in Yangon was a really good place to get to know other travellers. The first night I met Douglas, who was also interested in riding the circular train, so after breakfast we walked to the train station. We almost walked past it, but I noticed a poster inside a building that…

A quick tour through our royal history

Along with winter come all the markets. Winter may not have arrived yet, but we all need to prepare and it seems like the best way to prepare is to go shopping. Together with my mum I stroll past a bunch of different stalls. You can find thick, fluffy blankets, ornaments for your Christmas tree,…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Streetlife

Streetlife in Venice is a bit different from the every day life I’m used to. During the day there is so much going on that you just don’t know where to look. Or how to get through the hordes of tourist for that matter. Here are two snapshots of life on the ‘streets’ of Venice.

So you’re in a town called Gumeracha

Small town life is different. You might never have thought about moving to a small town but find yourself in one during your travels. That’s how I ended up working in Gumeracha, town of 400. I didn’t even know how to pronounce the name of this town and made a fool of myself asking for…

An introduction to haggling

In Europe I go to the shops and pay whatever the cash register tells me to pay. In South Africa however, I had to get used to haggling. Pay the full price for that awesome African statue on the market and you’ll be laughed at. Then you’re that dumb tourist. I am not very good at…