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vietnam in pictures part one

I wanted to share a few of my favourite photos from my recent trip to Vietnam but only managed to whittle them down to 90 which is still way to many for one post, so I’m going to have to divide them up. I have every intention of writing about each of the 3 regions we visited and share more in-depth photos of these places, and need to talk about the food too, but that is going to have to wait for another day. Life is a little busy right now as everyone is racing to finish up for the year so the deadlines are on. I’m hoping to get these up by the middle of December or so. 

Images taken on my recent trip to Vietnam

I prefer to tell stories from a visual perspective so here are the first lot in no particular order. They will all make sense when I put them in context later on. You will see a ton of pictures of markets and people selling and making food on the side of the road. This is something that completely hits you when you visit Vietnam. All available pavement space and side streets are taken up by informal vendors making or selling food. I have never seen such incredible produce in my life. Better then you can find in any retailer in South Africa, in abundance and everywhere. 

You can see the rest of my pictures in part 2 and part 3.

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the machane yehuda market in jerusalem

Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

The Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem is an icon in Israel and one of the most vibrant and exciting markets I have ever visited. It has a long history dating back to the Ottoman period, but todays space is more modern while still holding onto an old-world appeal. When the stalls shut down, it turns into the hottest venue in Jerusalem’s night life, with bars, restaurants and live music venues taking over the space.

Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

I have just got back from the most amazing food tour to Israel and if you follow me on Instagram you would have seen all the delicious food pics I have been posting under the #VibeFood hashtag. I was invited by Vibe Israel along with 5 other international digital influencers to experience the best that the Israeli culinary scene has to offer. In short I was blown away, and I can’t wait to tell a few stories about my trip. I’m also planning to share amazing recipes, so brace yourself for some Middle Eastern flavours. In the meantime I loved the Machane Yehuda market so much and stayed on in Jerusalem for 3 nights after the tour ended so I could get a proper dose of it. I obviously took hundreds of pictures, so this is my visual story of the market, a must-do place to visit in Israel. I can’t adequately express how much I loved taking these images and sharing  them with you here Continue Reading →

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go to reunion

Lux St Gilles ReunionLux St Gilles Reunion

Last week I jetted off to the the wild Island of Reunion with a few of South Africa’s Instagram legends and discovered a place that is so much more than tropical sandy beaches. An active volcano, canyons, mountain peaks and dense forrest are what you can expect to find, and then so much more. Its part of France so the local language is French, the currency is Euro, and in almost every way you feel like you could be in Europe. The scenery is spectacular and varies from part to part. One minute you are driving through Alpine like mountains and the next you are in a semi desert with flat rock and red sand. Sugar cane field in abundance, coral reefs keeping back a wild Indian Ocean and super friendly people everywhere to make you feel so welcome.

Lux St Gilles Reunion

We stayed at the only 5 star resort on the island – Lux* St Gilles and then day tripped from there to see the sights. This hotel group is about surprising and delighting its guests. They do outdoor movie nights with pop corn, they have retro ICI ice cream bars on the beach, they roast their own coffee and have red phone booths where you can phone home anytime for free. How cool is that? Continue Reading →

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