Botswana Road trip .2 with Gianluca and Daniele, Luca might join. This looks like it's on for early Feb. Not sure how i'm going to fit Sweden and this in.. sigh, my life!
05 Feb - This is not happening, too much happening with the Sweden trip.
13 Feb - Guess I will see Botswana in April when Hanna and I do our overland trip.
Sweden I am waiting for my residency permit so long. The huge influx of refugees into Sweden isn't making things any easier or quicker. In a nutshell, this isn't a "trip", it's a permanent move (12 Dec 15)
23 Jan - looks like I might be able to squeeze this in February, July, August and finally over Christmas and new years 2016/17.
25 Jan - tickets booked for 11 Feb -29 Feb,. might fly back on 1 March though too ;-)
13 Feb - Been in Sweden for 2 days already, it's damn cold!, but I love it. Always great being back in my soon to be home.
24 May - Had my interview for a residency visa on 17 May.. Now I wait for the answer
21 Jun- application approved, now to wait for my residency card and I'm back home.. Should be a 3-4 week wait
08 July, - touch down Stockholm, new home
Mozambique On the books for early March (12 Dec 15)
22 Jan - Accommodation deposit paid.. it's on
14 March - Trip was fun, lots of drama and interesting things happened, read the blog
Overland Africa April 2016 looks like a go! (12 Dec 15)
23 Jan - Must email Nomad Adventures copies of our passports, this is going to be an adventure of a lifetime.
16 Mar - All is booked, paid and confirmed for 7 April. 20 day Cape to Vic falls is up!, probably will be the biggest adventure of the year we.
23 May - SA, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe done and dusted!, amazing trip!
Cuba The lord will provide. (12 Dec 15)
Brazil When Cuba happens, It will be coupled with this trip (12 Dec 15)
Austria The lord will provide again, when my residency comes through for Sweden this will be easier to reach. A winter trip here would be amazing (12 Dec 15)
04 Dec - this trip must just happen next year some time
WANT TO BUY/DON'T NEED
Fjallraven hiking pants I need these for my next overland trip
The North Face 95L duffel bag This will be my workhorse travel bag for years to come!
23 Jan - Looking at at prices online today.. seems doable.
25 Jan - Now that i'm off to Sweden I will go look at this in person and compare it to the Helly Hansen 90L duffel bag. I am undecided between the two though my heart is saying North Face, brand loyalty, they've been so good to me.
13 Feb - Yesterday I ended up buying the 70L Helly Hansen, 1 for me, one for Hanna.. we are happy. The 90L looked way too big, anyway this 70L will force us to pack smartly.. Funny enough the 90L was cheaper.
My one looks like this bad boy above
Camera Lens - All in One Over the last few weeks I have been looking at all types of lenses, 28-300mm, 70-300mm and now I've settled on this 16-300mm. Will pay Orms a visit soon and finally settle on one, looks like this Tamron is going to take the cake.
27 Jan - Bought it!!!, I'll play around with it in the coming weeks a beat out a blog about my experience with it.
Renovations I have a granny flat I want to get airbnb ready, that's R25 000,00.. shoot me. There's a stair case and wooden deck that needs to be redone in February R24 000,00 shoot me again. The main house needs work too but that's a slow cooked meal.
24 May - wooden deck is done, granny flat still iin the works
15 Nov - Still fixing the stairs ;-)
Read just 20 Books Growing up I used to read 2 books a week or something ridiculous like that, somehow that all stopped when I hit 13/14 and I've never gone back to it. I think just 2 books a month is not too much of a mission.
27 Jan - am still on book one, it's rather thick
13 Feb - I suck at this, still on book one..
16 March - Scratch this, I suck at this reading novels thing, I have read two photography books already though.. that must count for something.
23 May - I've managed to read 2 novels so far, all during the 20 Day overland trip
04 Dec - I've failed.. let me try this for 2017
Explore! People always think one has to travel and spend lots of money in order to "explore", nope, not really. Get out into your neighbourhood, know the restaurants, bars and people. Very simple
27 Dec 15 - I will make a local guide to Muizenberg and link it to my guesthouse site.
23 May - still in the works
04 Dec - Never happened ;-)
Fitness I need to get more active and eat healthier, no gym stuff here, just a more active and healthier choice when It comes to food.. I've given up on sodas already .
27 Dec 15 - I'm quitting red meat today and focusing on getting more fish into my system.
13 Jan 16 - Started basic exercise on Monday, i reckon 20 minutes of sweating a day is a start. i jump rope for 10 minutes, 10 minutes weights and that's it. Also really off all soda drinks now and any unnecessary sugar in my diet.
23 May - what fitness?
21 Jun - really, what fitness?
Business Grow and grow amen.. Things are looking interesting and positive for next year, let's see what happens, nothing is ever guaranteed.
13 Jan - Turns out this could be my biggest financial year.. let's see.
27 Jan - It's officially my best business year and it's only going to get better, January isn't even finished yet.
13 Feb - In talks with Max and Sizwe to redo my webiste and make it into an e commerce site.. big things about to happen I hope.
23 May - I have an office at Cape Quarters since 1 April, I have a business partner, I have 3 interns in the office.. Things are looking good. New website should be launching within this week
04 Dec - Business is cooking!, couldnt have asked for a better way to glide into 2017