To say I am a travel fanatic would be an understatement. I love every single part of traveling. From deciding where to go, to the planning of every detail ( I went as far as finding out the president of all the countries just in case it came up in conversation). The excitement of booking plane tickets, stressing about what to pack and then of course the actual trip which mainly consists of tons of photos, delicious food and constantly trying to convince everyone that South Africa is great and they should come visit.
As a South African, traveling is not always the easiest hobby but it is most certainly an amazing hobby. Most blogs I read are fantastic, do not get me wrong, but not applicable to a South African. We cannot go to Greece for a spontaneous weekend on a quick special we found by accident, after scrolling around on the internet for ten minutes. For us travel means saving, planning and most unfortunately a Visa. Even taking all this into consideration I am constantly meeting people who love to travel as much as I do and are willing to skip a Spur breakfast here and there to be able to make travel more than just a dream. There are ways to make saving easier, deals to look out for and countries that are not on an American’s top ten list but can and should definitely be traveled to by a South African. Yes thank you for letting me know of all the places we do not need a Visa for i.e New Zealand, we do not need a Visa because a plane ticket is more than an all expenses paid trip to Bali or Thailand for a week. New Zealand is most definitely not worried about an influx of South African Tourists!
I have started this blog with the hope of sharing the travel experience I have (don’t get excited it is limited) with other South African travelers that too have dipped their toes in different countries, cultures and cuisines. Traveling all over the world is no longer this adventure only the rich and famous get to experience. Do not get me wrong I love South Africa, it has a culture, atmosphere and beauty that is tough to beat but the world has so much more to offer than just one country and one way of how things should be done.
When I travel I want it to be firstly cheap, I am fresh out of university so the one thing I enjoy as much as traveling is being a cheap skate which at times can be conflicting. Secondly I want to get the most out of a holiday as possible. Flights are generally the biggest cost in a holiday so when I spend R7000 on a plane ticket I will try my utmost best to squeeze as many countries in as possible. Lastly my aim is to always go somewhere new. There are a 196 independent countries to visit, if you want to be a hater and not consider Taiwan like America then there are only 195 independent countries. None the less there is no time to waste the world is waiting!