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My 5 Favourite Places to Eat in Toronto

Looking for a place to eat in Toronto one is spoilt for choice. A city known for its culinary diversity delivers an overwhelming amount of options and an abundance of restaurants, eateries, cafes, food trucks, take-out joints and bars. So on those days where the thought of standing by the stove and cooking is beyond me and on a whim, we decide to eat out these are our go to places in downtown Toronto.

Our favourite places to eat in Toronto, are not necessarily the most coveted, the cheapest or the top 10 places to eat in Toronto of all time. But they never let us down, serving up consistently delicious dishes with great service. You may note that there is a heavy Italian and Mexican flavour to our favourites. That’s partly because these are our go to cuisines and partially because I’m a fussy vegetarian that hates vegetables, and these cuisines (and restaurants) cater to my picky palette perfectly.

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How to get around using Toronto Transit

Visiting Toronto and wondering how exactly to get around? What is TTC? How do I use Toronto Transit? How do I pay? Where do I pay? What are the rates? Does Toronto have Uber?

Well, as a child of Africa where there is no semblance of public transport, arriving in Toronto had me feeling pretty overwhelmed by the prospect of getting on board this modern fangled world of public transit. From taking my very first solo adventure on the TTC I have come a long way. Here is my complete beginner’s guide on how to use the Toronto Transit network (TTC) and get how to get around Toronto. (more…)

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First Time to South Africa – 7 Useful Travel Tips and Tools

When you finally commit to sitting down and actually planning any trip for the first time, it’s rather overwhelming. When that destination is the far away land of South Africa it can seem even more so. Where to start, how to do it all in a few days, what to see, will it be safe, what to do, where to stay?

South Africa is rich in diversity, both in culture and scenery. From the beautiful views of the oceans, mountain and vineyard’s of Cape Town, the sunny beaches in Durban, the fast-paced big city of Johannesburg to the bushveld for the ultimate African experience, a safari. There is much to see and experience across the country. Here are few travel tips and tools that will make planning your first trip to South Africa a little easier.

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First Time on Safari: Everything you Need to Know

Silently perched in a rugged open-air safari vehicle, as a herd of elephants casually trudge across a sandy road just a few steps ahead of you. Surrounded by the African bushveld humming with insects, the cracking branches from the trees as the elephants carve their path and the occasional grunt of an animal far out in the distance. There is nothing quite like the sights, sounds and experience of going on your first safari.

As a locally grown South African I grew up on sunshine and safari getaways – the ultimate bucket list item for most! Over the years, having gone on more game drives than I can count on my fingers and toes I have seen a lot of wildlife, and a fair share questionable tourist behaviour. It is now time to share some tips, “must dos” and “don’t you dare do’s” when embarking on your very first African safari. This will ensure you take away a truly memorable African adventure.

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The Ultimate Chocoholic Bucket List

Nowadays everyone seems to have a bucket list or wander list if you will. But among the many unbelievable places to see, road trips to take and experiences to have, I have a chocoholic bucket list –  chocolist! As a self-anointed chocolate connoisseur, I have made it my life’s mission to taste chocolate from around the world.

So far I have sampled bars from Japan, Thailand, Vietnam (which tastes remarkably like soy sauce), South Africa, England, Austria, Venezuela, Kazakstan (surprisingly good), Canada, USA and the Dominican Republic, among many others. But beyond my ongoing sampling of these sweet treats from around the world, there are a few key experiences any true worshipper of the cacao bean needs to tick off their bucket list.

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