If you've ever met me before, it's probably no surprise that much like a puppy or toddler I can very accurately be described as "food motivated." Eating delicious food is one of the things that gives me the most joy in life and it definitely shapes the goals I set for myself when visiting a new destination. Make no mistake - before my little half-Asian feet step inside the aluminum tube jetting me off to a fun new city, they've already done the leg work to identify a list o
As I mentioned in my recap of my visit to Robben Island, my trip to Cape Town seemed like it was largely a bust. The legendary beauty of the South African Mother City had eluded me for almost the entirety of my trip due to the torrential downpour the rolled into the city the day I arrived and didn't leave until the morning I headed out to the island that held Nelson Mandela for years. Even though the rain seemed to have moved on that morning, the clouds and fog lingered. Wo
The beauty of South Africa cannot be denied. It's blessed with a rugged coastline speckled with mossy stones, endless stretches of highway driving through a kaleidoscope of wildflowers, and of course the notoriously expansive bush lands where countless groups of foreigners hop into topless jeeps and caravan out to gaze in wonder at the landscapes and wildlife before them. But like many places, the timeline of human history hasn't been the best mirror. South Africa has alway
After setting myself up for what was essentially camping (glamping, really, but still there's limited electricity, internet, and hot water at all times folks and that makes life so, so hard..... right?) for the entirety of my stay in Zambia, when it came to planning the second half of my southern African trip which would be in Cape Town, I was definitely looking for something at the higher end of the luxury scale. Somewhere that had limitless wifi, endless hot water, and ele
When I booked my first trip to Africa on a relatively inexpensive ticket to Johannesburg, I knew that I didn't actually want to spend my time there. That isn't to say there aren't worthwhile things to eat, do, and see in Joburg - on the contrary, it seems like quite a lively and vibrant city from what I've heard. I simply knew that for this particular trip I was looking for something a little different. I ended up booking a trip up to Livingstone in Zambia were I did quite
As I explained in my previous report about my British Airways (BA) flight into Johannesburg, I was able to get to South Africa on a relatively inexpensive ticket through London. As excited as I was to be visiting Africa, I didn't think Johannesburg was really a destination that I wanted to spent a significant amount of time exploring on my first trip to the continent. There are certainly interesting things I'd like to see and explore there, but for a first time visit I thou
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Hello! I'm David - world traveler, food aficionado, gay dude, and storyteller. This is where I share amazing sights, delicious dishes, LGBT travel advice, & my favorite stories!