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THAILAND | A GUIDE FOR KRABI & PHUKET

NEED-TO-KNOWS BEFORE YOU GO LANGUAGE : Thai CURRENCY : Baht SAYING HELLO IF YOU ARE A  GUY : "SAH - WAH - DEE - KHRAP" (with a short, sharp finish) SAYING HELLO IF YOU ARE A GIRL : "SAH - WAH - DEE - KHAAA" (drawn out at the end) THANK YOU : "KHAP - KHUN - KHRAP" (for guys) "KHAP - KHUN - KHAAA" (for girls) OFFICIALLY THE KINGDOM OF THAILAND     MUST EAT : Phad Thai, Green…

WHAT I MISS ABOUT KOREA

The other day I was talking with some friends about (mostly) food and someone asked me which foods I miss most from my time working in South Korea. That got me thinking about all the other things I miss about the place I called home for 2 years. So, I decided to jot them all down and put together a fun little post about all the small things I miss about living in Korea. Hope you guys enjoy it! Here…

FIVE THINGS FRIDAY | MIDLANDS EDITION

Last weekend I spent a lovely three days in the Natal Midlands to attend a friend's wedding at the beautiful Haycroft Farm - once more congrats, Corli & Ivan! The Midlands Meander is a magical place. Home to lush green hills and farmlands, misty mountains, enchanted forests and old English country hospitality. I felt completely transported to another country. Somewhere in between Ireland, Scotland and Britain. Once you visit this treasure of a place I promise you will be back…

FIVE THINGS FRIDAY

1. PAUL'S HOMEMADE ICE-CREAM There once was a time when no really supreme ice-cream was produced in Johannesburg... then came Paul's. Thank goodness for us! Their flavours include Nutella & Oreo, Birthday Cake (my personal favourite!), Cookie Dough, Chili Chocolate, Butterscotch & Brownie, S'mores, Butter Popcorn, Hot Cross Bun, Cardamom & Pistachio, Maple Syrup with candied Pecan AND Whiskey, Chai Tea, Liquorice, and Speculaas Cookie Butter (also a fave of mine) to name a few! They also do a  new "flavour of…

JOBURG EATERIES | PRON

  If you know me, you'll most definitely know that PRON is one of my top 3 favourite Joburg restaurants. When I think of Chinese food, I think of spring rolls, dumplings, sweet & sour chicken or chop suey. I thought I knew it all and that this place would be more of the same, but with better decor than your average Chinese take-away. To my surprise, I learned that this is not the case at PRON. They introduced me…

FIVE THINGS FRIDAY

Heeeeey everyone! Yes, I know I haven't been very communicative these last few months. And yes I hate to be that person, but I was REALLY BUSY.... <cringe> Work, social things and re-building my life took priority this year so LE BLOG had to be put on the back burner for a little while. Side note : "BUSY IS NOT A BADGE OF HONOR". I'm back now however. Back online AND back in my home country South Africa for those…

Udo Island Adventures

"The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark." Just when you thought I was done with Jeju Island... I'm dedicating a whole new post to the special memories made on U-do Island(우도). With a name meaning "Island of the reclining cow", how could we say no to U-do?! Udo is one of the little islets surrounding Jeju-island on the east side. It is only a 15 minute ferry ride away…

Jeju Island | South Korea

"We travel because we need to. Because distance and difference are the secret tonic to creativity. When we get home, home is still the same, but something in our minds have changed and that changes everything." First off if you don't know anything about Jeju Island or Jeju-do(제주도), as it is pronounced in Korean, it's totally okay! I didn't know a single thing about it before landing in Korea. Jeju is actually on the New 7 Wonders of Nature list.…

KOTA KINABALU | MALAYSIA

I never thought I’d visit Borneo. Who goes to Borneo? All I knew is that the first ever season of Survivor USA was filmed there. So it just seemed like the kind of exotic, faaaar away place you see in documentaries, but would never actually go visit. Well, here we are. Kota Kinabalu, or KK as it is called, is the capital of the Malaysian state of Sabah. It is actually named after Mount Kinabalu, which is located about 50km…

HELLO KITTY CAFÉ

People who know me might ask: How the heck did I end up in a Hello Kitty Café? Trust me, I’m no Hello Kitty fan! I lived almost a full 2 years in Korea without any intention of going, but in my last few weeks I finally folded. Not that I need to justify myself to anyone, but my reasons are: I was in need of coffee. #goodenough I had that "first day of summer vacation!" feeling. When in Korea...…