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10 TIPS ON MAXIMIZING TRAVEL WITH A 9-5

In collaboration with Kemi from Musings and Adventures, she brings us amazing travel tips for those of us who work a regular 9-5 job. Here are her 10 Tips on Maximizing Travel with a 9-5

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First Class Travel Tips & Hacks!

We all have certain things we do when we travel, to make the trip just a little easier! Here are a few of our favourites!

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The best time to buy airline tickets!

Having so much travel information available is great, but do we really know when to use it? I’ve teamed up with Travelstart in a collaboration to give you important insight as to when is the best time to buy airline tickets!

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5 Valuable Things I’ve learned from a Cultural Exchange Program!

Joining a cultural exchange program was a big deal for me,being the first time I traveled internationally and moving away from home was an even bigger deal! Here I share 5 Valuable Things I've learned from a Cultural Exchange Program!

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Should I Feel Guilty for Missing Out on Major Events Whilst Travelling?

I relate to missing out on big events while traveling – but should you fell guilty?

Airmail Adventures

Anyone who has travelled at some point has had to miss a major event for family or friends. Whether it be a birth, death, or marriage, life continues when you move away from home. It can be frustrating to miss out on seeing your best friend walk down the aisle or seeing a new niece come into the world, but it is an inevitability. However, I know deep down that the people involved are ok with us not being there and know that when we return we will fully celebrate their new lives with a drink or two!

It’s not just happy occasions either, you feel guilty for not being there in times of need. Not being able pop around the corner and comfort a loved one is a down side to being away from home.

Things change over time, some only slightly and some beyond recognition, I’d thought I’d…

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Festival of Chariots – Durban Ratha Yatra

The Durban Ratha Yatra or the Festival of Chariots as it is more commonly known is a celebration where chariots carrying Lord Jagannath, Baladeva and Subadra are pulled through the streets of Durban. Historically (1980s) the Festival of Chariots took place in Tongaat, North of Durban in which only two chariots were pulled and this… Continue reading Festival of Chariots – Durban Ratha Yatra

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5 Scenic Restaurants and Bars in Kwa Zulu-Natal

Kwa Zulu-Natal is infamous for its sea and mountain views. They're postcard worthy and enjoying a meal at with an amazing scenery is something all of us love to do! I've compiled a small list of wonderful restaurants/bars with breathtaking views as well as scrumptious food!

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Meenakshi Temple ~ Wedding of Shiva and Parvati Madurai, India, January 2018

Temples of India, so much history and so much beauty!

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India – what a colorful and complex country , such a deep and old culture , a deep and complex religion like the Hinduizm – so many layers of impressions that it is not so easy to understand and to express or describe but I will try to do it.

We are in Tamil Nadu region in the City of Madurai and on todays programme we have the visit to the famous Hindu Meenakshi Amman Temple . It is one of our first days in India and we are just trying to get used to the people , the climate and the surrounding as everything is very different.

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We meet at the East Tower at 08.00 o clock in the morning – the ancient shops on the other side are still closed but the human traffic of the worshippers and visitors in the temple started already.

We need to take…

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The Sweet Side of Portugal

I love these and never knew what they were called or where they originated from!

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Pastel de nata (plural: Pastéis de nata) is a Portuguese egg tart pastry and one of Portuguese’s most famous desserts. Also called as Pastéis de Belém, the name literally means cream tarts in English. Portugal has been seat of much revolution in Europe, and the story of the origin of the Pastel de nata forms a small part of it.

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At the beginning of the 19th century in Belém, next to Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, (the Heironymite Monastery), there used to be a sugar refinery with an attached general provisions store. In 1834, Portugal had gone through the 1820 Liberal Revolution, as a result of which all convents and monasteries in in the country were shut down and the clergy and labourers were expelled.

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Fighting for survival, someone from the monastery began offering pastries for sale at the General Provisions store next door. These pastries soon became very popular and began being known as Pastéis de Belém…

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Dear Food Blogger,

Sharing these sentiments about food blogging. It’s not just about the free food and followers! Have a read…

Ticker Eats the World

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Full disclosure – bloggers like to say this, it makes them feel righteous – I am a food blogger too. It’s best to take the cat out of the bag up front.

So, you can consider this as one of those “what would I tell my younger self” type letters that people write – although in my case, my younger food blogger self came into existence only last year.

Better yet, how about calling this an “Open Letter to All Food Blogger”? That got your attention didn’t it? I knew it. Everybody loves an Open Letter.

Here’s the thing though, it doesn’t take much to become a food blogger in this day and age. I should know. Unfortunately, for many it’s become a way to get a free meal. “Will write for food” if you may.

Now, we can’t just blame food bloggers here because let’s face it, the food…

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