Life Below Zero: Snowboarding

I now have a reason to love the harsh northern winter! There are a few things you can enjoy when you are approximately 2300 km from the Arctic Circle…in the middle of winter. I seem to love early morning adventures; waking up at 05:15 am to catch the bus to the mountains is a breeze. […]

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An Outing: Harbin Opera House

A friend invited me out to see the grand Opera House. I absolutely love design and architecture that I had heard of the Harbin Opera House before I even had the opportunity to leave South Africa. Well, we both had the day off, it was a beautiful sunny day albeit the 2 degrees celsius! I […]

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Fast Track to Beijing

A couple of weeks ago, I enjoyed a weekend in Beijing. This was not much an exploration trip but a reunion trek. I hadn’t seen one of my good friends that brought sunshine to my university life in four years. So, you can imagine we had heaps of catching up to get through so I […]

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Heat: Arriving in Istanbul

Going through customs was rather simple. I really did not have to worry about anything. I was a little too exhausted for my liking and I really just wanted to crash. As a local would do, I took the Havatas Bus from the Sabiha Gokcen airport to Taksim which happened to be the last stop. […]

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