Cypress Cottage.

Our Story BEGINS IN 1796 . . Cypress Cottage guesthouse is a majestic, unique, small family run bed and breakfast in the centre of Swellendam, South Africa. It has longed enjoyed a storied past in this historically rich town in the countryside. Cypress Cottage is steeped in history and originated in the Dutch East India […]

Travel Scams and How to Avoid Them

by HARRY GUINNESS When you’re in a new, unfamiliar place, it’s easy to fall for a scam you’d never even consider at home. Here are some of the most common travel scams—and how to avoid them. Whether it’s your first visit to a city, or you’re in a different country that uses a different currency, […]

Common Travel Photography Mistakes

by HARRY GUINNESS  Every budding photographer makes a blunder here and there. Here are seven common travel photography mistakes you should avoid. Traveling to a new place is one of the most exciting ways to push yourself and your photography. You can go on dedicated photo trips or just bring your camera along on your […]

Kwetu Guest Farm – Giraffes In The Overberg

by Nicolette Kwetu Guest Farm is located just outside of Swellendam in the Overberg of South Africa. It is home to not only two beautiful giraffes, but also ostriches, wildebeest, kudu, bontebok, greybuck, eland, sabels, springbuck, reebuck and steenbuck. Numerous bird species, including fish eagle, secretary birds and our beautiful national bird, the majestic blue […]

What makes you mad in your everyday life?

answered by Charissa Enget, Blogger. Engineer. Rapper. Living in rural Thailand. Have you ever heard of “Begpackers”? They’re really common in Southeast Asia. These people fly to different countries and beg for money from the locals to continue traveling. Generally, the purpose of tourism, especially in a developing country like Thailand, is to bring money […]