Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Another plane. Another City. Another adventure.

This past weekend I had the pleasure of flying to the other side of South Africa to the world famous city of Cape Town. With great company and great weather, (normally this time of year Cape Town is cold and rainy and, the one weekend we were there, it was actually sunny) the trip was everything I expected it to be!

The day we arrived, we immediately went to Rhodes Memorial before checking in, which honors English-born, South African Politician Cecil John Rhodes and sits on the famous Devil's Peak. Unfortunately the statue has burn marks on it due to recent protests from those who were offended by the colonialism that is represented.


Thursday, July 23, 2015

One of the many magnificent places I have been to so far on this journey is the Kloof Gorge and, luckily enough, it's pretty much in the backyard. The gorge sits 2,000 ft above sea level mostly covered in dense vegetation all while rapids of the Molweni river race through the bottom.


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

I'm finally here. The place where I have wanted to be since December. The place where I have the opportunity to experience new cultures, people, and things. How surreal this whole situation feels. I'm on the other side of the world, in a different time zone, away from my family, and yet it all feels right. I'm finally in the beautiful South Africa!


Tuesday, July 7, 2015

I've come to accept that I have absolutely no idea on how to prepare for an international trip. So it's no surprise that I read and re-read my favorite blogs (and vigorously searched Pinterest) on what to pack in my carry on for a long flight. After what feels like a lifetime of research, I have finally decided on what to bring.

With this being my longest flight I've ever been on (24 hours of flying + 18 of layovers), it's no wonder why I feel like I'm packing my entire life in my carry on plus even more in my check-in luggage. I'm taking a backpack for my easy access essentials as well as a carry on luggage with the items I might not necessarily need on the plane but will be very convenient for my layovers. So with no further ado, I present PACKING FOR SOUTH AFRICA (CARRY ON EDITION)!