South Africa diaries: Waterfront and helicopters

south africa, v&a waterfront, harbor, cape town, winter, helicopter tour, world cup stadium, victoria & alfred, boat, robben island, shark cage diving, simon's town, clifton, camps bay, indian ocean, cape of good hope, atlantic ocean, two oceans

south africa, v&a waterfront, harbor, cape town, winter, helicopter tour, world cup stadium, victoria & alfred, boat, robben island, shark cage diving, simon's town, clifton, camps bay, indian ocean, cape of good hope, atlantic ocean, two oceans

south africa, v&a waterfront, harbor, cape town, winter, helicopter tour, world cup stadium, victoria & alfred, boat, robben island, shark cage diving, simon's town, clifton, camps bay, indian ocean, cape of good hope, atlantic ocean, two oceans

south africa, v&a waterfront, harbor, cape town, winter, helicopter tour, world cup stadium, victoria & alfred, boat, robben island, shark cage diving, simon's town, clifton, camps bay, indian ocean, cape of good hope, atlantic ocean, two oceans

south africa, v&a waterfront, harbor, cape town, winter, helicopter tour, world cup stadium, victoria & alfred, boat, robben island, shark cage diving, simon's town, clifton, camps bay, indian ocean, cape of good hope, atlantic ocean, two oceans

south africa, v&a waterfront, harbor, cape town, winter, helicopter tour, world cup stadium, victoria & alfred, boat, robben island, shark cage diving, simon's town, clifton, camps bay, indian ocean, cape of good hope, atlantic ocean, two oceans

south africa, v&a waterfront, harbor, cape town, winter, helicopter tour, world cup stadium, victoria & alfred, boat, robben island, shark cage diving, simon's town, clifton, camps bay, indian ocean, cape of good hope, atlantic ocean, two oceans

south africa, v&a waterfront, harbor, cape town, winter, helicopter tour, world cup stadium, victoria & alfred, boat, robben island, shark cage diving, simon's town, clifton, camps bay, indian ocean, cape of good hope, atlantic ocean, two oceans

south africa, v&a waterfront, harbor, cape town, winter, helicopter tour, world cup stadium, victoria & alfred, boat, robben island, shark cage diving, simon's town, clifton, camps bay, indian ocean, cape of good hope, atlantic ocean, two oceans, wheel of excellence

Going to South Africa was never on my to do list but about a year ago, my boyfriend won this amazing trip to swim with sharks during a 5 day trip in Cape Town. Of course, we wouldn’t go to South Africa just for one thing, so we decided to extend our trip and do a safari trip and 2,5 days of boredom (that wasn’t the plan intentionally but oh well). So a year later, on July 1st, we took the plane and off we were.

I didn’t know what to expect from this country. I had been to a far away destination before – the Philippines back in 2010 – but that was totally different. Twelve hours of flying later, we arrived in Cape Town Airport. After a quick nap in the lovely hotel, we wanted some lunch so we just walked in the city. The weird thing for me was that Cape Town doesn’t have its own ‘Grand Place’ (Brussels) or Placa Catalunya (Barcelona), so we didn’t really know where to go. We did hear that the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront was quite popular and a must see, so we went there. It’s kind of a mall and meeting point with a view of Table Mountain and the harbor, quite nice in other words! We were a bit overwhelmed by all the boat trips they had to offer so we decided to go sky high, with a helicopter!

Mister William, pilot on duty, showed us Cape Town from up above, which was so beautiful but still weird, since we didn’t actually know what was beneath us. Luckily we had the time to explore it for a few more days. Afterwards we had dinner at the Waterfront, with all the beautiful lights of the harbor in the background.

I kept thinking: ‘I’m in Cape Town, South Africa… how cool is that?!’

Barcelona diaries: Jeffrey, a burger & some fresh hair

Let’s pick up where we left off: Barcelona! I still wanted to share these pictures with you before starting with my South African diaries! I’ve chosen not to blog because the internet in our hotel wasn’t very cooperative and well, I was on holiday, so I needed a break from everyday life… But I’m back now and got lots of things to share with you, believe me!

The first two pictures were taken on one of the first nights, when we went for drinks. I wore my sister’s Litas and I’ve got to say: they’re easy to walk in! My feet did hurt a bit because it had been a long time I wore heels that high. The following pictures were taken the last night out, when we went for a delicious burger at Kiosko! I was kind of fed up with my hair and my sister said to try something different, so we did, on the spot. I kind of like my hair that way, if only it would stay like that! You like?

That’s it for the trip to Barcelona in june, wait until you see the next one! On the agenda for the following weeks: South Africa diaries, DIY, Hotspots, Couleur Café review, a giveaway and I’ll try to snap some outfits along the way. Are you with me?

Barcelona diaries: Summer nights

barcelona, barceloneta, zahara lounge bar, zara boots, sequin playsuit, uterqüe bag, triwa watch

barcelona, barceloneta, zahara lounge bar, zara boots, sequin playsuit, uterqüe bag, triwa watch

barcelona, barceloneta, zahara lounge bar, zara boots, sequin playsuit, uterqüe bag, triwa watch

barcelona, barceloneta, zahara lounge bar, zara boots, sequin playsuit, uterqüe bag, triwa watch

barcelona, barceloneta, zahara lounge bar, zara boots, sequin playsuit, uterqüe bag, triwa watch

I’m wearing my sister’s clothes: Zara playsuit and amazingly gorgeous boots + Uterqüe bag

Guess who’s bummed to be back in Belgium? Yes, I am. I wish I was still in Barcelona, for real! I wore this outfit on our first ‘night out’. We went to Barceloneta to have drinks in Zahara lounge bar. You probably didn’t know, but the Brazilian cocktail Caipirinha is one of my favorite drinks. At Zahara, they make them with different kinds of fruit as well. I took a Caipirinha con fresa and I’ve got to say: me gusta mucho!

I told my sister and her friend that night how amazing the feeling is to take a shower and dress up after a hot summer day! I absolutely LOVE that feeling… It reminds me of my summers in Greece when I was younger. Oh I miss the sun already! On the other hand, I have some good news! I passed all of my exams so no more studying for me until December, yaaaay!