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 how best to prevent startup loneliness in Cape Town. Read More
Big Blog Exchange 2014: I decided to enter this year’s Big Blog Exchange competition – giving winning bloggers the chance to swap countries and blogs for 10 days. Besides being an awesome way to discover and connect with other bloggers from around the world, it is also a great way to share what makes your country AWESOME. And let’s face it South Africa is pretty freaking awesome!!!
Hostelling International (HI)- the kind sponsors of this amazing competition – created a pretty sweet South Africa BBE 2014 10 day itinerary as a taster of what one blogger could win. Here are some of my tips for this ultimate 10-day South Africa itinerary and some things to add to the to-do list for the next trip.
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 a bit crazy, right? Wrong. Read More
Nothing better than grabbing some Col’cacchio Pizzeria takeouts and heading down to the beach to watch another perfect Cape Town sunset. Yesterday Adam and I did just that. We also used the time to test out the time-lapse features of the GoPro. I put my new GIF-making skills to use and taadaa… Read More
This weekend we got our Cape Town Bucket List underway with a trip up the West Coast, stopping to take in the views of Silverstroom Beach, Ganzekraal and Grotto Bay, before indulging in a healthy serving of fresh farm bread (“plaasbrood”) and homemade preserves at the Vygevallei Padstal. We made one final stop in Darling to behold Pieter-Dirk Uys’ “Evita se Peron” with all it’s apartheid memorabilia and tongue-in-cheek political cometary before reaching our destination – the Atlantis Dunes, where we would tick off #8 Atlantis Sand Boarding. Read More
My Cape Town Bucket List – Isn’t it just so typical of our generation to need the impending fear of death to motivate us to do the things we really want to do. I generally find the idea of naming this – a “to-do” list with a 4-month time frame – a bucket list, quite revolting. And yet completely satisfying. Plus everyone else is doing it – so why should I feel bad? Cape Town Bucket List – fuck yeah!!!
With the prospect of moving to London at the end of the year, I saw it fit to make a list of all those typical Cape Town activities I have never done (or at least never documented on social media – which is kind of the same thing). Of course I am also completely open to exploring some less-typical Cape Town activities – so if you can think of any, please feel free to comment below.