Lifestyle // Essential Oil DIYs

I love everything that smells good and fresh! Since moving to my new flat, I have been experimenting with the diverse use of essential oils. I swear, my space has that come hither, homey scent and it’s really difficult to get me to leave the house. Also, because I have vanilla scented candles (mmm) and […]

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How to Survive Long Hauls and Layovers

With the wrap up of the last trip done and dusted, I thought I should share some tips on how to keep your sanity and not side-eye your fellow travellers. Travelling makes us irritable, strange things happen to our bodies (swollen feet, bloating, craving alcohol at 9am, you know…that kind of stuff) and waiting in […]

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Introducing a Little Bit of DongBei

DongBei. The North East! There are stages you go through when you live in Harbin. At first, when you arrive, you are almost certain that you cannot and will not survive here. It’s rough, raw, the language is just nothing like the podcasts you’ve been listening to on your flight, and well…the extremities! The summer […]

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Swan Lake at the Harbin Opera House

The winters are long and brutal up north so you do end up hibernating, involuntarily. However, you can find that there is loads to do besides bar hopping and drinking warm Harbin beer. I stumbled on a leaflet: Swan Lake (Russian Kremlin Theatre) was coming to town! I had never been to a ballet before […]

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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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Road trip to Bush Fire..

What a magical weekend. Right, let us get the background first. I have been interested in attending the MTN Bush Fire Festival for the last three years. It seemed so worldly and care-free. But, I could never really afford it – very common issue, I’d say. This year (27-29 May 2016), the universe was on […]

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In the Woods Somewhere..

Today is one of those days when all I want is to hide away in the woods…somewhere. I need an escape from the chase, or lack thereof. It is probably time to take a step back and really look in to what I really want to do. I may be having an existential crisis (read: […]

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Coffee Acoustics..

Oh, and what a beautiful melody this makes. A fantastic way to spend a Saturday morning, feeling all uhm, altogether while reading a book. The Factory Cafe. A little favourite of mine that I don’t venture out to often enough. You find hipsters here working on their Macbooks on a Saturday morning, looking oh so […]

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Roof Top Night Market..

All things that make you feel warm and fuzzy in the belly.. No. Not just the wine. It is the food, live acoustic music, laughter AND the wine. Naturally, I was a bit of an eager beaver and arrived a little too early that I had to sit in the car and read while I […]

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No Man is an Island: Ben Howard Live in JHB, Zoo Lake..

Ben Howard live in Johannesburg on the 25th of July 2015. I have been meaning to write about this amazing weekend without sounding like a complete creep. I left for JHB on Friday evening. I don’t mind long bus rides, really. It is cheaper, which is the most important part! Hah! It was pouring and […]

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