Category: Travel

Zagreb food guide

As the weekend approaches and you’re looking forward to some armchair travelling, you’ll find the link to my latest post in Travioor.com here. This is for all those foodies out there who love to test what’s local and delicious. Enjoy and let me know if you’ve tried any of these?...

Zagreb, Croatia’s capital

We loved our stay last year in Croatia. Here’s my latest travel article on the first part of the trip, most photos by David van Wijk: https://www.travioor.com/articles/what-to-do-in-zagreb-48-hours-in-croatia-s-capital. Great tips for a 48-hour stay!

Welcome to 2017!

Please excuse the hiatus, but even writers need a few weeks off! I’ve just come back from the most amazing trip to Cuba, which is an incredible walk back in time – have a look at the vintage cars you get to drive in (see the photo above). I’ve also...

Bees, please

A few weekends ago we did a beekeeping excursion with Albertus (aka Farmer Redbeard) near Ashton (Western Cape). An experience like that is a wonderful way to hone all one’s senses. Garbed in our beekeeping gear, our jeans tucked in our socks and our hands protected with thick rubber gloves,...

Quote of the week

I love this quote from Amanda Lindhout (and Sara Corbett’s) book A House in the Sky: A Memoir. I’ve always found travel addictive, and this sentence totally sums up why. Have a wonderful weekend.  

My French connection

In honour of Bastille Day, “le quatorze juillet” or La Fête Nationale, which I often celebrate for my French roots, my oldest son and I are cooking dishes from Joanne Harris (of Chocolat fame)’s The French Kitchen. I’m a passionate cook and have had the book for more than ten...

Friday’s quote

I often think about characters like they are real people and this is also a great deal of my motivation for writing. Why do people do what they do? Today for instance, I was sitting in the Old Town of Dubrovnik in Croatia and a woman sat virtually on my...