Cape Verde (or Cabo Verde) is a stunning archipelago of 10 volcanic islands in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. The island of Sal is the most popular and touristy of the islands and it is a great destination to get away from it all for a week or more. The following are some tips for travelling to the island as well as some of the best things to do in Sal, Cape Verde no matter how much time you have to relax and explore!
One of the questions we were repeatedly asked prior to our trip was “What on Earth do you pack for a year of travel?”. Even if it’s shorter, what should you pack for 6 months of travel? If you’re planning a similar long term trip this is likely on your mind.
In this post, we’ll review our RTW packing list and the essentials for long term travel. How do you go about packing for a long trip? We’ll reveal what to pack to travel the world as well as what we added and cut along the way. Since there’s two of us we’ll also talk about a RTW packing list for males and for females. Continue reading “Our RTW Packing List – What on Earth do you Pack for a Year of Travel?”
While deciding on where to go during our 14 month trip around the world, we set our sights firmly on South Africa. Its reputed beauty, delicious food and wine, scenic coastlines, world-class hiking, and of course the chance to safari in Kruger National Park inspired us immensely. Having thoroughly enjoyed our road trip along South Africa’s stunning Garden Route, we were keen to start a South Africa self-drive safari from Johannesburg to the legendary Kruger National Park.
South Africa is a stunningly beautiful country that is on most travellers bucket lists. We’ve got some advice for renting a car in South Africa as despite affordable airfare and long-distance bus services like Baz Bus, renting a car is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to see the most of the country.
Renting a car is almost required for popular trips like the Garden Route/Whale Route, Panorama Route, or visiting Kruger National Park without a guided tour. Unfortunately, some South African rental companies are notoriously shady so it’s best to go in eyes open.
We had both great and miserable experiences while renting vehicles in South Africa so what follows is a bit of advice for renting a car in South Africa to ensure everything goes as smoothly as possible! Continue reading “Renting a Car in South Africa – Advice!”
Sheltered by mountains, bookended by sprawling coastlines, home to both modern architecture and colourful historic neighbourhoods, Cape Town easily earns its rank amongst the most beautiful cities in the world. Whether you get to spend a week in Cape Town or all the time in the world, travelling to the Cape Town, the Mother City in South Africa is always a good idea.
We’ll cover where to stay in Cape Town, some day trips from Cape Town, and talk a bit about Cape Town on a budget, to help you make the most of your a week in Cape Town!
Our last post covered our journey from Buenos Aires to Portugal, France, Belgium, Cape Verde, Senegal, and South Africa. Since then we have spent our time travelling in the colourful and fascinating country of Egypt. From the Pyramids of Giza in the north, to the grandeur of Abu Simbel in the far south, we took trains, planes, “Deluxe Plus” buses, and a relaxing Nile River cruise to see the best (and at times, worst) that Egypt has to offer.
We have an exciting announcement to make, the Zen Travellers are 2019 Granite Gear Grounds Keepers!
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