It is a right of passage for every long-term traveler: (a) packing about 10kgs of useless stuff and (b) leaving some pretty useful stuff at home. So after more than 6 months on the road, I feel like I can weigh in. Here is a list of 5 (somewhat unusual) things I think every long-term traveler should pack. […]
I have been a terrible blogger this year. Well to be honest I am not even sure I can say I have been a blogger this year, if by blogger one means “a person who writes blogs” (because I have written NONE!!!). It has just been a crazy, busy, beautiful year involving new business ventures, […]
Startup life can be lonely: ordering single double shot flat whites from your local bearded barista, tinkering away on your Macbook, building “the next big thing”. But it really does not have to be lonely. And to be honest it really shouldn’t be lonely. Today I am having a look at Cape Town’s startup ecosystem and […]
Ready to reflect: With just 11 months until I turn 30 (read: original planned retirement date) I thought it would be a great idea to spend some time reflecting on my past, present and future. And then I received the email reminder from 10Q – coincidence? I think not. 10 days, 10 questions.
The Indian Ocean island of Zanzibar, off the coast of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, is synonymous with white sand beaches, turquoise waters and long dhow boat rides back to all-inclusive resorts. A short day trip from any resort found on Unguja (the southern island of Zanzibar), Stone Town offers a unique look into the melting […]
Throwback Thursdays: Travel Memories: Bangkok, Thailand is one of those cities that sticks in your memory (and to your skin at the time) – sometimes for all the wrong reasons. But in the end that is what makes travelling so fulfilling – making mistakes and living to tell the tale. I love Bangkok and cannot […]
Building BTBB: I spend WAY too much time learning random things online – things I might never use in normal life. To justify my online learning obsessions I have decided to share some of what I have learnt right here. I am no expert – on any of these topics – but I guess maybe that […]
Cape Town Bucket List: Even though it did not make it onto my original Cape Town Bucket List, I can definitely recommend the We Are One Colour Festival – Cape Town’s take on the Holi Festival – to anyone visiting our beautiful city in March.
Wednesday Wisdom: Living in Cape Town (or any big city for that matter) is no joke in terms of costs, especially when it comes to renting a decent apartment. So the fact that we are currently living in an amazing Sea Point apartment, in a great location and virtually spending no money at all sounds […]
Techie Tuesdays: With the release of House of Cards Season 2 on Netflix last week Friday, I resolved to sort out the “Netflix in South Africa” issue I have been postponing for some time now. Turns out it is not really an issue. So if you have decent speed (preferably uncapped) broadband at home, a […]
Techie Tuesdays: One year after leaving my 9-to-5 job and joining Cliquidity, I reflect on the lessons I have learnt about the industry and myself.
Throwback Thursdays: Travel Memories: A photo essay of my visit to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam in December 2009.
I know, I know. I am a little late to the New Year’s resolution party. But let’s be honest, the new year doesn’t really start until the first Monday (i.e. 6 January 2014) anyway (read: 5 day hangover). And then I assume most people spend a fair amount of time (like me) clearing their inboxes […]