Its the Wanderlust

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A Day in my Hong Kong Life

I roll out of bed, but not before I moan and groan and make my ‘monster’ noises. Getting up never seems to get easier. God help me when a child arrives to dictate my...

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Hello from Hong Kong

Almost two months in and only now am I getting down to write something Hong Kong related. Terrible, I know. The thing is, there’s been a lot going on and I’m going to use...

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Making the Video “Eye Spy”

Not too long ago, in a not-so-picturesque town on Spain’s Costa Brava, two green/budding media enthusiasts made a short film. Aside from learning a lot about filming, editing and each other, I also learnt...

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I am

I wrote a cover letter for a freelance Assistant Editor position for an online publication called Pink Pangea. It is, in a nutshell, ‘a community for women travelers’. This is what I said, more or...

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#MyRoute around India!

Testing Testing! Embedded Facebook posts in WordPress! Not too shabby. This is the route I took around India for two months, proudly brought to you by Paint.

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India Souvenir Giveaway WINNER!

Here’s looking at YOU Sian Cohen, the winner of Wanderlust’s souvenir giveaway Indian Edition! The winner didn’t need to answer correctly, participation was enough to put you in the runnings. But clever Sian answered...

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10 Indian Animal Encounters

Those who know me well know that I am a crazy cat lady. I’ve moved past the point of caring too much when people speak mean words about my fluffy friends. “Dogs are better”...

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India Souvenir Giveaway!

I’m sending someone a string of prayer flags! And this is why….. It was difficult finding something to send off as a souvenir from India, mainly because I was determined to offer something cool...

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F**k you, Lonely Planet

The traveler’s bible. The massive brick of a book lugged around by globetrotters, taking up precious space and adding unwanted weight to an increasingly heavy backpack. All for the times when we need some...

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#NoMakeUpSelfie, No Harm

Why do people who contribute nothing to awareness on a day to day basis (or ever) get in a tiff about how little difference a Facebook trend like the ‘no make-up selfie’ makes? {I...

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Where you Goan?

……A Goan Beach Scene…….. What makes a Goan beach? Is it the golden brown sand meeting the blue Arabian sea? Or the cows roaming freely up and down the beach just after sunrise and...

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Impressions of India

I saw two people take a shit today. One of them was no older than 9 months and the yellow soupy poo pouring out his baby grow and onto the step was out of...

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Wanderlust Giveaway Winner!

For those of you who have been living under a rock or just haven’t noticed whats trending on all social media platforms, I recently held a mini competition/giveaway thing. For the rock dwellers; the idea...

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A Few Words Before Departure

Barcelona has been kind to me for the most part. I arrived two months ago to pursue a new relationship and accumulate a few teaching hours to keep my head above water financially. I...

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Wanderlust Souvenir Giveaway!

{To participate, go to my Facebook page here} Here I am on the Balcony of my apartment in Barcelona. With me is a wallet begging for a home. Lets rewind a little bit. Recently...

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Eye Spy: a short film

One wintery weekend in the Spanish state of Catalonia, a creative collaboration happened between Wanderlust and Driftsole Media. I’ve always been a fan of making videos, but they’ve never been something I’ve put a...

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Un Cafe con Leche, Por Favor

Barcelona offers a lot to a lot of people. You’ve got Gaudi and his colourful, wacky architecture dotted around the city. You’ve got the Gothic quarter which dates back to Medieval and even Roman...

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Into the Wild: a Photo Essay

I’ve been craving going camping recently. More specifically ‘wild camping’ in picturesque, off the beaten track places – the kind you know you want to wake up in the minute you lay eyes on...

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My New Camera and Me

It’s been roughly two years since I last owned an SLR camera. I didn’t have mine for long before I drowned it in sprite and made the decision to replace it with the more...

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Through the Karoo

When we meet someone who has been to South Africa or is planning a trip there we always ask the same question: where did you go? And we, more often than not, oooh and aaah...

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Welcome Home to ‘Goodbye Madiba’

The fact that I arrived home the day South Africa celebrated the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela is something I will be eternally grateful for. There had been so much speculation surrounding Mandela’s...

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Barcelona- a month in pictures

What better way to wind down after a long summer of work than to immerse myself in the captivating city of Barcelona. With so much to see and do, its only fitting that I stay for an...

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Crossing to Corsica

I wake up at 2:55 am, 5 minutes before my alarm is set to go off. Its probably because I’m not having the soundest sleep of my life as I cruise overnight from Antibes,...

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So, Do you Speak Spanish?

I have been living in a Spanish speaking country for 10 months. That’s almost a year. But what does that mean for my Spanish? Do I consider myself a ‘Spanish speaker’? Its been an...

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10 Funny Photos From the Road

        1. The Guy With the Tash Tattoo This Aussie and fellow Amtrak passenger had a mustache tattooed on both of his pointer fingers. What for? To do as you see...

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My Monaco Grand Prix

The morning of Sunday May 26th I woke up with a sudden change of heart- maybe I wouldn’t go to Monaco- Id been warned of big crowds, outrageous prices and the possibility of not...