Lying on what’s known as the Gold Coast of Africa, located between the Ivory Coast and Togo is the enthralling country of Ghana. Hailed as the most developed nation in Western Africa with a growing economy, easy transport and stable democratic government Ghana has become known as “Africa for beginners”.
This summer I was lucky enough to spend 9 days on the beautiful island of Bali.
My family spend a lot of time in Bali and someone ends up going pretty much every year so we know a bit about it and how to get around. This tradition to take family holidays there dates back over 20 years- before it was a massive, developed tourist destination, and before that my Dutch grandfather was serving in the army there. Years after he left and married my Oma and moved to New Zealand, they sponsored a child through World Vision called Yohana (coincidentally the same name as my Grandmothers’) and befriended her on their many visits there. She is now a successfully retired police woman with children and grandchildren of her own, and my family still goes to visit her whenever they can. For this, Bali will always have a special place in our hearts.
A person having both the values of the counterculture of the 1960s and the materialism of the 1980s; a bourgeois Bohemian.
“Combining the free-spirited, artistic rebelliousness of the bohemian beatnik or hippie with the worldly ambitions of their bourgeois corporate forefathers, the Bobo is a comfortable contortion of caring capitalism. ‘It’s not about making money,’ writes Brooks, ‘it’s about doing something you love. Life should be an extended hobby. It’s all about working for a company as cool as you are.’”- The Guardian
Romania is a culturally rich country that has a surprising amount of activities to offer to tourists, and a table-full of delicious local cuisine and must try dishes. I was blown away at how clean and green it was, and safe I felt while traveling there on my own. If your thinking of taking a visit, or simply need some inspiration for your next travel destination take a look at this brief list of what to do, where to stay and where to eat. Otherwise, for a more detailed description of my trip click here.
For those who aren’t quite up to scratch on their geography, Tunisia is a small country in North Africa squeezed in between Algeria and Libya. It’s an incredibly vibrant country, with a diverse range of French, Italian, Arabic and African cultural heritage, and a landscape which stretches along the coast of the Mediterranean down to the Sahara dessert. I was lucky enough to spend a year living there as a student in 2007, and completely fell in love with the country and its people.