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  • Nooitgedacht Trout Lodge 1
    Lifestyle,  Travel

    Nooitgedacht Trout Lodge

    Only three hours out of Joburg and just passed Dullstroom, lies the hidden gem that is Nooitgedacht Trout Lodge. I say hidden gem because most people prefer to visit Dullstroom – its closer to Johannesburg and is quite built up with trendy restaurants, bars and fly fishing shops. While Dullies is always fun for a weekend getaway, Shaun and I both prefer more off the beaten track type places. I had actually asked Shaun’s dad for advice (being a fly fisher too) and it turned out that this place was the ultimate LOW KEY fly fishing haven. So, I booked a getaway for his 29th Birthday last year February, and…

  • Thailand in December and Tips for First Timers 9
    Lifestyle,  Travel

    Thailand in December and Tips for First Timers

    In December 2016, Shaun and I and a couple of friends decided to spend our New Years in Thailand, Thailand in December right?! My friends had gotten a travel agent to book everything for them, from the flights, transfers and hotels. We decided we could probably do it cheaper if we planned it ourselves. In hindsight, it may have been a lot easier if we had just booked with my friends, but the experience of planning it all (including all the things that went wrong) was an experience I actually feel quite fondly towards. The plan was that we would fly from JHB to Kenya, Kenya to Bangkok, where we…

  • Raddison Blu Azuri in Mauritius 43
    Lifestyle,  Travel

    Raddison Blu Azuri in Mauritius

    A review of Raddison Blu Azuri in Mauritius. Aaah Mauritius. The island of relaxation, rum, tropical warm waters, friendly people and sunny skies. For Shaun and I, all of the above was true, except for the sun. A review of Raddison Blu Azuri in Mauritius After months of planning, research and umming and ahhing, we eventually booked a holiday through Kulula, who managed our travel arrangements, booking us into The Raddison Blu Azuri.  Situated on the north-east of Mauritius, in an area known as Roches Noires, the hotel is quite isolated from everything else on the island. This could either be pro or a con – depending on what you…

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