Saturday, 6 September 2014

Johannesburg Zoo Trot

Hello Journeyers,
I am really trying my best to squeeze in at least one blog post a week so that you guys don’t think I have completely forgotten about you. I haven’t. Life has just been getting in the way. But I'm working through it. Although I don't think travelling or weekend trips will pop up on our radar any time soon.

I have really been trying to do more exercise; I'm still working on the eating better part. I have no idea what to do with my crazy sweet tooth. So if anyone can give me any tips please feel free.
My blogger friend Claudine (Purple Lips and Perfect Smiles & Tables and Thyme) told me a few weeks ago that they will be doing the Zoo Trot at the Johannesburg Zoo on Sunday.


I was in! So I invited myself. My sister joined me and there we were Sunday morning at 07H00 standing in a line to go run 5km’s.




I loved every minute of it. I'm very unfit so my target was to do it in 40min. We managed 45min. I
would have probably made 40min if I didn't stop to take so many photos. I mean I'm running in a Zoo,
the poor animals must have felt so jealous.





I love my running. That’s when I can manage to at least run 1 km without feeling like I'm going to die.
But I will get there. Every day will get better and better.



For now I know I am at least trying. And I'm loving each moment!

Till next time...

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Glen Afric Country Lodge

Hello Journeyers,
As all of you know by now Cedric and I love exploring and going away over weekends. We have been doing this less and less lately as our busy lives have taken over our social lives. It sucks to be honest and I miss our weekends away and I miss my blogging. I miss sharing the places we visit with all of you. A few weeks back we were on our way to family for the weekend and decided to turn it into a little adventure so we had a short pit stop.


We came across Glen Afric CL on SafariNow. I was super excited as they do elephant walks and interactions. I love elephants and I was sold. Glen Afric is only 40min from Johannesburg, so perfect for a nice weekend getaway. I was rather impressed with what they have to offer, from a variety of accommodation options to picnics and lion interactions. We were welcomed by friendly staff with warm welcome smiles and taken to our room.




It was like walking into a different century and I loved it. The paintings on the walls really intrigued me. Unfortunately I'm not a art guru and all I can say is I liked it. We headed to the deck to relax and de-stress from the traffic with a good glass of wine followed by a very tasty dinner.



I slept like a baby and loved waking up to the calls of the zebra's and birds. We packed our bags with heavy hearts and headed to breakfast which is included in the rate. The views are something else and we spotted the ellies, zebras and a few other antelope.



We really did enjoy our stay and I just want to thank the wonderful staff of Glen Afric for making our stay extra special. You will see us soon but this time in your tents, then stable blocks oh yes and then your cottages.

You can find them HERE:

Have you ever been to Glen Afric?
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Disclaimer: All expenses were paid for by us for our stay at Glen Afric Country Lodge, but we were upgraded to the Luxury room. As always all comments and opinions are my own. All of the content and images posted are my own unless otherwise specified / linked to the original source. Please feel free to share photographs and material from this site but please link back to the original image or post. 

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

The Glam Green Girl - Cruise the Caribbean

Hello Journeyers!
I don't know how many times I've said sorry right about here. I'm just figuring out my life lately. One thing I can tell you is never try to cope with death while doing a pilates course and starting a new work and trying to buy a house. All these combined - disaster in basically everything. My skin has not been without a breakout for months and my weight is up and down. But I'm working on it, taking every day one step at a time. So I'm very excited though to share the beautiful Cassi's travel experience with us right here. This lady is true to herself and beautiful and her love for earth just blows my mind.

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Hi everyone!

When Johlet asked me to write a guest post on my favourite holiday I was so excited at first but then I thought “oh gosh, which one am I going to choose?”! Those that read my blog will have noticed that I've been blessed with many trips to Zambia, its pretty much my second home. But if I had to choose my favourite holiday, many come to mind but there is one that I will go on again in a heartbeat – a cruise around the Caribbean!


In July 2012, I went with some dear family friends and a large group overseas. We first stopped off in Dubai for a few days, then New York and then we boarded one of the world’s largest cruise ships and spent a week sailing around the Caribbean. Before I tell you what adventures I got up to, let me tell you about the actual ship itself. We boarded the Oasis Of The Seas (at the time it was the largest cruise ship in the world), it’s part of the Royal Caribbean family and it was like I stepped onto a shopping mall on the sea! With 18 floors, there was definitely something to keep everyone happy - one of my favourite spots that I visited daily was the mini Starbucks, hello caramel macchiato! 



From attending the Captain’s Dinner to celebrating the 4th of July, every day and every night was spectacular! 



We boarded the ship in Fort Lauderdale and first stopped off in the Bahamas for a day. Wow, what a beautiful place! The family I was travelling with decided that instead of going on the tour the ship had arranged, we were going to spend that time in Atlantis at the water park resort. Best decision ever! It’s like Sun city but on steroids! One of my favourite memories from that day was when I snuck out of the resort and went for a sneaky swim in the sea by myself, my inner mermaid could not have been any happier! 



Our second stop on our cruise was the island of St Thomas – here we spent the whole day at the beach and I probably spent 5 hours snorkelling and exploring the beautiful coral reefs of the island. I didn't want to get out of the water. 


The last stop on our tour before heading back to America was the dutch island of St Maarten. It was 
raining when we arrived so our swimming plans were cancelled but we got to explore the island instead and did some shopping. I highly recommend a cruise for anyone that’s planning a holiday soon. My experience on the Oasis of The Seas was just the best and I cannot wait to one day go again! 



Hope you enjoy my pictures of my magnificent holiday in the Caribbean

About Cassidy, The Glam Green Girl:
Cassidy is the editor and creator of The Glam Green Girl, a blog that focuses on the eco side of 
beauty; fashion and lifestyle. Cassidy is an avid traveller who is always itching to explore new 
destinations.

Thank you so much for sharing your amazing holiday experience with us Cassi! Now I really want to get on a cruise ship and experience that type of a holiday! 

Have you ever been on a cruise?


Thursday, 17 July 2014

4 Years...

Hello Journeyers,
This post is dedicated to Cedric...and me. Today is our 4 year anniversary.
It's been 4 years of ups and downs! But he has stuck with me through it all. And to me that is true love. He is my rock, my shoulder to cry on, my punching bag and my safety net. Lately those has been a full time work for him.











Thank you boo boo for being so very patient with me lately. I honestly don't know what I would have done without you!

I love you!
Forever and ever!

xxx

I would love to hear what your favourite anniversary was? Share the love below!

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Madikwe Safari Lodge - Madikwe Game Reserve

Hello Journeyers,
This was the last part of our holiday, and it was sad to see it end....














If you want to look at more of the photos you can go to my Facebook Page.
If you want more details on the place please feel free to email me and I will send it to you!

I hope everyone is having a great week! My new work is keeping me very busy but I am loving it!

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Disclaimer: All of the content and images posted are my own unless otherwise specified / linked to the original source. Please feel free to share photographs and material from this site but please link back to the original image or post.