Category Archives: Travel

Blogging from A to Z: X is for X Marks the Spot

During the course of this blogging challenge, I’ve posted many pics of places I’ve visited. So where to next? When it is safe to travel?

These are next on my list:

  1. Reunion Island
  2. Sardinia
  3. Vancouver
  4. São Paulo
  5. Prague

I’ve also reflected on those places I want to revisit and those that exceeded my expectations.

Places on my list that exceeded my expectations:

  1. San Francisco
  2. New York
  3. Taj Mahal
  4. Jodhpur
  5. Chiang Mai

Places I want to return to:

  1. Bangkok
  2. Marrakesh
  3. Maldives
  4. Barcelona
  5. New York

What about you? Do you have a list of places you want to travel to?

Featured photo credit: Photo by Andrew Neel on Unsplash


Blogging from A to Z: W is for Windhoek

It’s no secret that I simply love Windhoek; I’ve written a lot about the gorgeous capital city of Namibia in this space. I have spent a lot of time there, working and playing. There is much to do there: visits to awesome restaurants, historical sights, architectural delights, craft markets, museums, galleries, and much more. And delicious coffee and German pastries … my kind of place.

There is still a strong German influence, from the architecture to the restaurants to my favourite beer,  Windhoek Lager, and chocolates from the Springer Chocolate Factory. A word of advice: when you visit the factory and buy the chocolates, it is always best to eat all of them immediately lest they melt in the heat of the day. Believe what you will, but trust me on this one 😉

I’ve visited many many restaurants around the world, but one of my top 10 is still Joe’s Beerhouse on Nelson Mandela Avenue. Seriously, this is where I’ve eaten the best steaks and game meat, usually grilled over an open flame. They are also not shy with their portions – more like they are shamelessly bigger than the plate they are served on. The decor is a peculiar blend of ‘junk-chic’ with empty bottles of Jägermeister lining the walls. It’s vibey, unparalleled, and wonderfully addictive. Beer and meat … my kind of place.

©Regina Martins
©Regina Martins
©Regina Martins

Another landmark that I photographed last time I was there was the historic Lutheran Christ Church (or Christuskirche).

©Regina Martins
©Regina Martins

Can’t wait to return to Windhoek to explore more of this city 🙂

Blogging from A to Z posts – my favourite ones so far are D is for Durban, J is for Johannesburg, R is for Raleigh and S is for Sagres:
V is for Vienna
U is for Umdloti Beach
T is for Trou au Cerfs
S is for Sagres
R is for Raleigh
Q is for Quatres Bornes
P is for Port Louis
O is for Okahandja
N is for New York
M is for Marrakesh
L is for Lisbon
K is for Kanchanaburi
J is for Johannesburg
I is for Istanbul (Magnetic Istanbul)
H is for Hua Huin (party town)
G is for Ghent
F is for Flic en Flac
E is for Erawan Falls
D is for Durban (Memories)
C is for Chiang Mai
B is Bangkok
A is for Ayutthaya