So, you only have a couple of days to spend in Cape Town? Well, I hope that was not planned intentionally because this fabulous city deserves at least a week of your time. If you can still change your mind about how many days to stay in Cape Town, try with 5 for a start. But, if you are stuck with just a few days because you spent too much on a safari in Kruger park; or if you are visiting Cape Town on business and want to make the most of it, you came to the right place. In this post I will share 5 things to do in Cape Town (almost) for free, and add some tips how to “upgrade” your visit without spending too much money along the way.
I took my first safari trip in August 2019 and … well, to cut things short, the rest is history. I fell in love with South African bushes and 6 months later I came back for another adventure. My crush had a lot to do with staying in Vuyani Safari Lodge for the first time so I decided to go for the “safe package” again. Only that this time we took the glamping option in Vuyani Tented Camp, knowing that the service would yet again be impeccable. The only thing I was afraid of was the weather because February falls into the rainy season in South Africa. Well, guess who got lucky again! 😉
Ah, Maldives. What can be written about this tropical paradise that hasn’t already been said? Are words even enough to describe this heaven on Earth? Well, for one thing, every island is unique and a little bit different and each traveler has his own idea of paradise. I have visited Maldives 4 times and I can say with no doubt in my mind that I will keep coming back. After all I have added the islands in my travel favorites list. Because Maldives represent everything that a beach lover wants and needs to recover from everyday stress. If you are asking yourself how much does one week in Maldives cost, when is the best time to visit Maldives, which island should you choose and all the basic information for a hassle free vacation in Maldives, you came to the right place.
It was a rainy November and shitty December in Slovenia so we made a last-minute decision: we are going to Maldives for Christmas! Because with Maldives you just cannot go wrong. At least if you plan your vacation carefully and read my blog with Maldives travel tips first. 😉 For this time we chose Holiday Island Resort & Spa, mainly because it is a part of Villa Hotels & Resorts group which we already knew from our last Maldives experience. And because it promised all in one: fantastic beach, all-inclusive option, beach bungalows and rather fast connection to the island.
Let’s be honest: not many tourists visit Johannesburg just “per se”. This vibrant South African city has had a very bad reputation being one of the world’s most dangerous cities. So, if you are searching for things to do in Johannesburg, you are probably trying to kill time on the way to Kruger national park or some other game reserve. Meanwhile you are wondering whether it is safe to spend the night in Johannesburg and to walk around the city. In this post you will find 5 things to do in Johannesburg in 48 hours, as well as some tips that will help you decide if spending some time in the largest city in South Africa is a good idea for you.
If you are traveling to Istanbul for the first time you will probably want to stay somewhere in the historical part of the city. While you cannot miss a lot with narrowing down your choice to Sultanahmed area, it is always great to aim for that cherry on the top of the cake. In my case that was the view from the terrace – I wanted the view of Hagia Sophia or the Blue Mosque. And since I stayed in a 3-star hotel in Istanbul a couple of months ago (I wasn’t happy with my choice), I wanted an upgrade this time. The Magnaura Palace hotel reviews promised to deliver it all, so I decided to give it a go.
Be honest, how many of you have heard of the Grand Teton National Park? I haven’t. At least not until I started planning our October trip to the US. While searching for a place to stay near Yellowstone, I “discovered” there was another but smaller park very close by. Since it was literally on the way from Jackson Hole Airport to Yellowstone, I browsed briefly through the photos and I was instantly hooked. When I saw those yaw-dropping photos of skyscraping mountain peaks I knew we had to spend at least one day in Grand Teton. Unfortunately, that was all we could afford due to our busy schedule. If you also have limited time to explore or you are just passing by, here are 5 things to see in Grand Teton National Park in one day.