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Our Thrilling South African Safari Adventure

Planning a Safari-and-Capetown trip just a couple of days before Christmas might seem like a mission-crazy impossible to many. And after a couple of failed attempts (you could almost hear tour operators snickering at my madness- they don’t seem to like the last minute concept!) and getting the fully booked! Sold out! Ha, in your dreams! on every booking engine…I nearly gave up myself. But momma didn’t raise a quitter…so I tried the ultimate approach…via Instagram ! You’d think all that mind-numbing scrolling on the ‘Gram is in vain. But Instagram’s higher powers were perfectly aligned that day and this is how I came across @EverseenSA : the ultimate Safari designers. Charlie & Serena were click-on responsive and ready to…

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DESTINATIONS, EAT, DRINK & TRAVEL, HITLIST

10 Fun Experiences While Visiting Morocco

I started my Moroccan trip in the vibrant city of Marrakesh, moving towards South over the span of a 9 days journey. More than enough time to gather beautiful memories around the most meaningful experiences…written here with the hope of inspiring your own journey! The heart of Marrakesh: watch the sunset over the famous Jmaa El Fna from one of the rooftop cafes around the square: It’s a welcome respite from the overwhelming crowd beneath- taking a break from the snake charmers, the thug-grinned monkeys, the henna ladies- basically the hard-hustling sellers everywhere. Have yet another glass of fragrant mint tea and watch the evening settle with the call to prayer reverberating from mosque to mosque in a time-lapse atmosphere….

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Best Breakfast (All Day) Cafes in Dubai

Dime-sized fact about me: I’m not a morning person, but I’m totally down for breakfast! Well more like late breakfast. Better yet, brunch, if only it wouldn’t be just a fancy weekend affair. So by the time I wake up, stretch my limbs and have a Bulletproof Coffee (double shot of espresso enriched with some health store powdered herbs!) most traditional cafes have moved on from their breakfast menu and onto lunch. (Boo)

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DESTINATIONS, EAT, DRINK & TRAVEL, HITLIST

My Top 5 Best Restaurants in Venice

Gosh, writing this post wasn’t easy. I had to go to all this places in Venice, fill the table with all sorts of delicious antipasti, struggle with heart-wrenching choices- pasta or risotto for today?- pour some wine,    make space for secondo (the main dish!) after pasta-induced bloating, pour some more wine…and bring forth my superpower, the secondary stomach capsule meant only for dessert. Numero Uno according to my humble but discerning  palate is… 1. Ristorante Da Ivo  As many celebrities can testify- among them George Clooney and Matt Damon, Maddona, Sting and a plethora of others- this cosy one-room restaurant makes you dream to come back over and over again. I’ll never judge a place based exclusively on food-…

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DESTINATIONS, EAT, DRINK & TRAVEL, HITLIST

Hoi An Highlights

Once the memories settle, it’s time to start writing. Such a feeling of relaxed peace upon our arrival in a homestay close to the Old Quarter. Had a Vietnamese coconut coffee (sweet and creamy with condensed milk) and took a minute on the terrace to breathe in the surroundings. The homestay provided free bicycles to explore the neighborhood but we chose to walk as I have the compulsory habit to stop and check out almost every shop, read every menu and take pictures of charming doorways and buildings.

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