on how to pack for a bikini vacay…

So the plan is to usher in the New Year from Cape Town. I haven’t smelled that Cape Town air since 2009 when I graduated from university so I am super excited to go back after so many years.

A few of the things I’m looking forward to doing (provided my travel buddies are game) include

  • going to Mzolis (who can resist that meat!)
  • the J.C. Le Roux Bubbly and Nougat tasting
  • cherry picking – one of the farms I looked into says cherry time is from the last week of November until the end of December

Also, here are my top 5 tips on how to pack for a beach holiday:

  1. Pack 3 bottoms that are easily interchangeable and then pack tops/t shirts to go with the bottoms
  2. If you’re like me, you’re likely to spend more time in bikinis than wearing actual clothes so minimise on the clothes and bring out all those bikinis.
  3. Travel wearing sneakers. They are bulky so this way you free up more space in your suitcase.
  4. You need 1 pair of sandals and 1 pair of slippers. I learnt this lesson the hard way after being over weight for a 1 week trip. Yes I packed more than 20 kg of clothing for 1 week. Trust me on this one! That’s all the shoes you need.
  5. Don’t forget the sunscreen and the insect repellent spray. Those mosquitoes, insects and bugs can be really brutal!

Happy Holidays!


Day 18

My bucket-list

I drew up my bucket list in June and it’s still pretty much the same. Since June I’ve managed to tick off 1 more thing on the list. Still so much I need to do. I’m taking a mini vacation in February and I’m hoping to tick off more stuff.

  1. Hike up table mountain
  2. Sip on coffee and eat croissants in a little cafe in France
  3. learn how to play the guitar
  4. learn how to play the piano
  5. run the 2 oceans marathon in Cape Town
  6. learn to speak Portuguese
  7. build a snow-man
  8. spend some time in New York
  9. learn how to surf
  10. start a blog
  11. go to Vegas
  12. see a show on Broadway
  13. see all the 7 wonders of the world
  14. go on a party bus
  15. learn how to pole dance
  16. learn how to fly a plane
  17. ride a motor bike
  18. read the entire Bible
  19. get a tattoo
  20. travel on route 66
  21. Go bungee jumping