South Africa

Why you should visit Addo Elephant Park

Addo Elephant Park, Eastern Cape   A trip to the Eastern Cape is not complete without a quick drive through the Addo Elephant Park. Compared to other reserves that South Africa has to offer, it is a rather small reserve (1640 square kilometers). Yet despite its size, Addo has plenty to see.  You’ll find lush […]

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South Africa

Hogsback: a must visit for Lord of the Rings fans

Hogsback, Eastern Cape   I am very lucky to have wonderful parents who love to travel and who have instilled in me that same curiosity.   I’m therefore very proud to say that I have seen some South African wonders that many people haven’t.  This of course includes Hogsback, a little gem in the Amathole […]

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North America

New York City – the city that never sleeps.

I fell in love with the bustling New York City the moment I drove into it.  With so many things to do, to see and to experience – how could I not?!?  Did all the typical touristy things: we went to the Statue of Liberty, MoMa, Rockefeller Center (a must, for the view at Top […]

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Europe

The John Lennon Wall, Prague

“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.” – John Lennon   This particular day during a visit in Europe had not been the best.  It was raining, the place where I stayed was a bit weird and I was missing home. I went to a small cafe to have a quick […]

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Europe

Why I visited Florence (twice)

Florence is like a diamond that I keep looking at from different angles to find more of her to love.  – Melinda Gallo   On my first trip to Europe in December 2008, I fell in love with this exquisite city and it’s rich and abundant art.  When I started planning my Eurotrip in 2013, I knew […]

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World, meet my blog; blog, meet the world.

Hello and welcome to my little travel blog: justravel.     On this blog I plan to share a few of my thoughts on my travels.  I want to inspire you to go… Just go… To just travel. Don’t think that I have seen the world – that’s not the impression that I’m trying to give. […]

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How to pack a practical carry-on bag

Your carry-on bag is of utmost importance – it can make or break your flight.   The top two items:   Plane pillow Tired of spaghetti-necking your entire flight?  Well, ladies and gentlemen, the solution is simple, easily attainable and will make a world of difference:  the neck pillow.   I refuse to travel without […]

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South Africa

Why haven’t you visited Greyton?

After fantasising about it for over a year, we finally went.  We packed our bags and drove the odd two hours to the beautiful town of Greyton at the foot of the Riviersonderend Mountains.  And oh! – did we enjoy it!   This a quaint little town full of all the things we love about […]

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