Posts and photos form my travels abroad.

Hoi An
Vietnam has become more tourist focused in recent times. Already widely known for the war atrocities that scarred it, these days Vietnam is also being recognised for other (positive) things. It has a rich history, portrayed in many monuments and buildings throughout the cities and countryside. There’s many scenic locations […]

Vietnam through my lens

A dhow boat trip to admire the Doha skyline
Recently, I travelled with Qatar Airways to Vietnam, and took advantage of having a stopover in Doha. The small, but upcoming city has a few noteworthy sights to enable you to have a mini vacation en-route to your main holiday destination. Here’s my recommendations for spending a day in Doha. […]

A day in Doha

Villa Delilse
On a recent trip to Reunion Island, I spent some time in the harbour town of Saint Pierre. It’s a small, tourist-friendly town with a sheltered lagoon. Our choice of accommodation was Hotel Villa Delisle, perfectly positioned across from the beachfront. The beach at Saint Pierre fringes a coral lagoon […]

Review: Villa Delisle

Cayenne Picnic Site
If, after reading about my week-long trip to Reunion Island here, you’re inspired to plan your vacation, here is some useful information to get you started. Getting there Air Austral has direct flights from Joburg to Reunion, thrice weekly. It’s a four hour flight departing Joburg in the afternoon, arriving […]

Reunion Island – Planning a trip

The lagoon at Lux* Resort Saint Gilles
Reunion is an island, and like its diverse interior (read about it here), the coastline has much to offer. The northern coastline of the island tends to be “wild”, and is not noted for swimming. There was a period when shark attacks received much publicity, leading to the closure of […]

Reunion Island – Part 2

Bassin de la Mer, another beautiful waterfall on Reunion Island 3
Reunion Island, that tiny piece of France in the Indian Ocean, is diverse in many ways. For a small island, it features a variety of scenic landscapes, mostly formed by aeons of volcanic activity. We hired a car and spent a week circumnavigating the island to see what Reunion had […]

Reunion Island – Part 1