The Gypsy Queen is an extensive traveller, writer and specialist in communications solutions. She calls South Africa home, although really anywhere in the world is home to the Gypsy Queen. She speaks five languages and is always keen to learn more. The travel bug bit early. Born in Zimbabwe, childhood family holidays usually involved long road trips across Southern Africa - either to visit family or to find the most remote fishing spot possible. Yes, she bathed in hippo and crocodile infested rivers, narrowly escaped being trampled by a herd of wild elephants and saw lions in their natural habitats. All before the age of fourteen, when she moved to much more civilised Europe.
She has since lived in Switzerland, France, England, Ethiopia, Japan, Chile, Brazil, her native South Africa, and now Colombia.
The Gypsy Queen has worked as a journalist, editor, English teacher and translator.
I’ve been so consumed with everything else that has been going on recently that I have not taken enough time to work on the blog. You know how it goes – sometimes the work pressures, life, travelling, etc, just kind of seems to take over.
But there is one thing I could not miss out on posting about, especially living in Colombia, and that is the humongous news that the Colombian government signed a peace agreement with the Farc earlier this week, Read More »
Colombia is a huge and diverse country, and you will find so many different sides, styles, tastes and landscapes. So from that point of view, it’s impossible to give an overview in a blog post like this.Read More »
In some parts of Brazil, most notably Salvador de Bahia, February 2 is celebrated as the day of Yemanja.
The festival honours Yemanja, the goddess of the sea, also known as Yemoja, Iemanja or Yemaya.
Salvador is one of the oldest cities in the Americas, and was alsoRead More »
As much as I said in my previous post Cartagena is a magical place and definitely one of my top recommendations for visitors to Colombia, it is a small town and can get a little bit boring after a few days.
So it’s great to know there are a number of beautiful places you can visit nearbyRead More »
For many years Colombia was considered too dangerous for most travellers, but over recent years the country has been growing in popularity as a tourism destination, and probably the most popular spot for foreign tourists to head to is Cartagena de IndiasRead More »
Every now and then a movie comes along that just blows my mind. Abrazo de la Serpiente, or Embrace of the Serpent in English, was one of those.
Colombian director Ciro Guerra tells a gripping tale that draws you into a mesmerising visual journey through the Amazon as you as you follow the stories ofRead More »