Arriving in Cape Town was a huge culture shock. I know people use the word diversity a lot when describing South Africa, but the word doesn’t even come close. Shanty towns line the main highways, gated communities line their compounds with electric fences, biltong stores are as plentiful as coffee shops, thatched roofing is more prevalent here than the U.K and whether you’re black, white or coloured there is invariably a class system you’re being pegged into. … More Cape Town: The cheapest and least sustainable city we’ve been to!
If we were to say that our two weeks in Umbria were travelling slow then our two weeks from Lucca to Amalfi were at warp speed. Part out of necessity and part enjoying time with friends and part avoiding spending too much time (and money) in the big cities. … More A hop, skip and a jump from Lucca to Amalfi, Italy.
Ahh Sifnos, the quaint little island two hours from Athens, small enough and high enough (682m) to welcome you without an overwhelming sense of feeling swallowed or lost rather, a feeling of coming home. Read on for more on our lovely four days in Sifnos. … More Sifnos, an Introduction
Sifnos has been the perfect introduction into the Greek islands. Deserted alleyways, barren bars and even harder to find – open restaurants. Not that a little peace and quiet ever hurt anyone. It was just what the doctor ordered; a little peace and a lot of unwinding. … More The day of 3 great meals in Sifnos, Greece
It’s obvious we have an obsession with seeing more, squeezing out as much as possible, getting more bang for buck. I get it, speed is sexy. But I’ve come to the rapid realisation: time that is spent fleeting is cause for distress. The answer of course is to slow down. But this is no new … More Why slow tourism is so important…To me