Boerewors: Vinegar, spice and everything nice

It’s solace in a bun. It’s what you trade for wine with your friends from Cape Town when they visit. It’s what you buy by the metre and eat sizzling hot off the flames at Mzoli’s in Gugulethu. It’s eaten with All Gold or chakalaka or smoor. It’s an ode to our collective history as […]

Incredible Vietnam experiences in and around the ancient city of Hoi An

If there’s one thing South Africa can learn from Vietnam, it’s to embrace and showcase its UNESCO World Heritage sites. I know we embrace and love our natural, cultural and historical heritage, don’t get me wrong. But reflecting on a trip through Vietnam, I think we can do better to promote these sites as sustainable […]

A flame-grilled road trip through the Eastern Cape

Mother Nature rules in the Eastern Cape’s Wild Coast a little bit more than in any other part of SA; a fact that I’ve learnt first-hand. Time isn’t really important there. Roads aren’t either. Neither are cars. Or cellphone reception. Nor is any other basic detail that makes the modern, capitalist world function. But there is […]

Eat your heart out: A 48h foodie dream in Hanoi, Vietnam

The Uber was ‘arriving shortly’, but we were still so consumed by the packet of warm, deep-fried dumplings that I wouldn’t have minded missing it again. Standing in the daily morning drizzle, Louis and I were tucking into ‘banh goi’ – miniature rice flour pastry pillows filled with finely-chopped glass noodles, wood ear mushrooms, minced […]

Only on a South African holiday

We were booked to sail away on to a tropical island in the Indian Ocean. Idyllic. In some ways, yes. But my family is 25 people strong. And if you count everybody’s ‘extras’ – the boyfriends and girlfriends and best friends – it gets very big and very loud very quickly. We always end up […]