Tales of a Fish Out of Water

Ballin’ at Babylonstoren

Babylonstoren in Franschhoek, which opened its doors to the public in 2010, has become the current most popular and well-known wine farm in Cape Town (sorry Spier). The farm’s first owner, Pieter van der Byl, was inspired by a koppie... Continue Reading →

The Kasteelspoort Ledge Mystery Revealed

Last year, when I was living in Dublin, Ireland, images of Cape Town on social media used to haunt me. There was one particular photo of people posing on a dramatic ledge (aka The Ledge) somewhere on Table Mountain with... Continue Reading →

Blue Bird Garage Food & Goods Market and top tips on how to dominate the Cape Town market scene

There are a number of tempting food markets around Cape Town for almost every day of the week (particularly in summer): Wednesday: Earth Fair Market in Tokai and Vineyard Oval Market, Thursday: Cape Point Vineyards and City Bowl Market on... Continue Reading →

Wally’s Cave

First on my Cape Town to-do list was Wally’s Cave because (1) it is a free activity, (2) it is close to where I live and (3) I had heard it was a relatively short hike. When starting to tick... Continue Reading →


The Seli-1 was a Turkish Bulk cargo carrier transporting oil and coal that ran aground in Bloubergstrand, Cape Town in September, 2009. After some lingering environmental issues, including a fire in 2010, Seli-1 was eventually dismantled in 2013 and the... Continue Reading →

Adventure Swim: Oudekraal to Koel Bay (Cape Town) twice

My criteria for an “adventure swim” classification is purposefully a bit vague. It usually includes some sort of new and unchartered swim territory, an element of risk and an attitude of exploration. My recent two Oudekraal-to-Koel Bay (distance about 2.7km)... Continue Reading →

Vintage shopping and angel guidance in Kalk Bay

Last week, for a belated birthday celebration, I went on an outing to Kalk Bay (the quaint Cape Town costal town between Muizenburg and Fishhoek) with my parents. The harbour in Kalk Bay has always been popular for a day... Continue Reading →

Kerry’s Cape Town To-Do List 2017 – Volume 1

I recently moved back to Cape Town from living in Dublin, Ireland and doing a bit of travelling.  It seems I just can’t stay away. Even though I am a born and bred Cape Townian and I know my home... Continue Reading →

Norway and the Northern Lights

For my last big adventure of 2016, I travelled to the small ski resort town of Hemsedal in Norway. Hemsedal is about a 3-hour bus ride north of Oslo and is a popular place to ski for the Norwegian locals.... Continue Reading →

Contemplative, Colourful, Captivating Cambodia

I spent over a week in Cambodia in my SE Asia adventure, between Laos and before going back to Thailand. It was one of my favourite countries. TOP 10 OF CAMBODIA: 1. Angkor Wat and archeological park We woke up... Continue Reading →

Lovely, luscious, leisurely Laos

Laos is a land-locked country and former protectorate of France and is currently strongly economically influenced by China and Vietnam. Politically Laos is a one-party socialist state ruled by the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP). When I was discussing the... Continue Reading →

Thrilling, tasty, tantalizing Thailand (Part II)

After Cambodia I went back to Thailand for some beaches. I spent the last 8 days or so of my S.E. Asia holiday in Khao Lak, Thailand swimming in the warmest of waters (30 degrees). Please see my top 5... Continue Reading →

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