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I'm a South African studying Product and Transport Design in Barcelona, Spain and lovin' it! I write about our travels in Africa, hotspots in South Africa, backpacking in Europe and guidelines regarding studying abroad, fitness and health and other hobbies. I also listen to music, a lot, on Soundcloud, I tweet fitness and health related, and I enjoy a good photo session while hiking or traveling.

List of 7: Renewing Your NIE

10 months after you’ve first applied for your NIE you find yourself back on the net, scrambling to get the list of requirements for the next process: renewing that little piece of plastic that insures you stay in Spain a little longer…  Welcome to the real world of never-ending responsibilities! Continue reading List of 7: Renewing Your NIE

Montsec – Congost de Mont-Rebei (Mont-Rebei Gorge)

These clips are about as close to Mont-Rebei as I can take you (in a non-physical way).   You would have to go there and experience for yourself the level of tranquillity, closeness to nature and adventurous elements this piece of heaven has to offer.  For now, enjoy a glimpse of the spectacular views from the kayak between the rock faces and walking among the eagles’ nests. Continue reading Montsec – Congost de Mont-Rebei (Mont-Rebei Gorge)

The Best Protein Sources

Not all proteins were created equal!   Some proteins can be harder to digest than others, e.g. the protein in oats compared to the protein in eggs.  Some are complete, others need a little help.  It is generally believed that the amino acids from animal proteins are of the easiest to digest and absorb and are all complete proteins.  But!  Read on to see what a little research would reveal… Continue reading The Best Protein Sources

The Ultimate Low-Down on Proteins and Amino Acids

So, the other day I had a convo about the best protein sources and I realised at a certain point that neither of us knew enough to take the debate to the next level.  Now, for me this is a frustrating place to find myself in, I need to be sure.  I decided to do my own in-depth research on protein sources, amino acids as well as the various diets we can find today. Let’s start with the basics: why do you need to know and eat what you’re about to read? Continue reading The Ultimate Low-Down on Proteins and Amino Acids

Pharaohs, Mummies and Crocodiles

Visual Diary: 2011 September – November.  A trip I did a couple of years ago, the photos I’m sharing are the ones I cherish most from a photography point of view.  Not all were taken with my DSLR, I had a Sony E. Cybershot cellphone at the time and I must say, it did the job when needed!

Enjoy!

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My Cape Town favourites

I lived in and around Cape Town for only about 2 years and I would recommend a long visit there any day!  Its colourful diversity offers you more than you can handle, everything from the night owl activities to the day-breaker’s passion, Cape Town has got you covered!  Jokes about the ever-changing weather aside… Continue reading My Cape Town favourites