Think suspended glaciers and spurs, seracs and shimmering ice fields! This mind blowing scenery is to be enjoyed from a unique mountain top bridge in Mt. Aiguille du Midi – part of the Mont Blanc massif in the Alps, France. The cable car that gets you there has the worlds highest vertical ascent. So get up early, get the shivers from walking the bottomless bridge, sit down and have a relaxing warming breakfast in the cosy top cafe before getting the gear on and hitting the breathtaking slopes!
Welcome to Lady Bonin’s magical tea caravan. This free spirit dreamt about opening a tea house as a healthy alternative to all the coffee shops out there. Without much capital she came up with a cheaper unique alternative. In true gypsy style she now travels all around Cape Town with her unique bohemian tea caravan. Being absolute in love with herbal teas we fell head over heels for both Lady Bonin & her retro caravan and can’t wait to visit this free-spirited girl and indulge in her fragrant tea sorts.
If you’re in South Africa you cant miss this! On Saturday’s you’ll find her at Neighbourgoods Market in Woodstock or here:
On page 108 in our book is a question.
“I was delayed”______________
“i spent the time” _____________
I would think Ash would be the last person to fill this in with her extremly organised life and controlled days! But now she will! 🙂
And – Perhaps it’s rude-but no-one could be more happy about her having to stay in Europe for another week than me!
A week of her gorgeous smile and sparkling eyes just in the room next door, days of bicycling in the Swedsish summer and her special goodnight stories putting me asleep.
As she says-Takk takk!
No today its this crazy, cute, chic, coconut loving woman’s birthday! Hurray hurray hurray!
I miss her here insanely much drinking green tea with me in the nights while creating plans, designing books, making up strategies and laughing at it all because we’re so sleep deprived from to much hard work and fun play!! So while you’ll be celebrating with red wine and sangria in Spain I’ll lift my best teacup for a toast! I know you’ll have an incredible day and wild night of celebrations with all your new friends and I am bubbling of jealousy that they get to spend this special day with you!
See you soon on the other side!
Hola everyone, I am still alive and still walking. It’s now day 21 and I only have 202km left. The last ten days have being magical, mystical, mysterious, beautiful and adventurous. In 21 days I have tried 21 different showers, slept in 21 different beds and visited at least 50 different bathrooms (outdoor included), seen over 100 different villages with 7 major cities, tried all the different crossoints/pastries possible, being full from bread way too many times, drank all types of vino and climbed and trekked the most beautiful regions of North Spain. I have also seen more churches in 21 days then I have in 26 years. Spain do truly have the most unique churches in the world. Also, I have walked by many medieval towns that are all made from stone and still have the castle standing.
In Leon, I came across my favourite architecture (Gaudi’s) building and visited one of the most famous Cathedrals in Spain. Walking into the Gothic Cathedral I was taken back by all the colours and thousands of stained glass which had paintings from the 12th century. Then came Astorga, my favourite town/city so far. After walking in the farm fields, we came across this huge cross on the top of the mountain which overlooked this gorgeous city. Astorga is famous for it also having a spectacular castle created by Gaudi AND it’s the chocolate capital of Spain – with it’s own chocolate museum! After Astorga it just got even more beautiful because we climbed the highest mountain of the Camino which was over 1,500 meters. When we got over 1,100 meters we stayed in the cute village of Foncebadon. Here with my lovely Finnish and very funny amiga I have met Maria, we purchased a bottle of wine, olives and sat looking at one of the most incredible views I have seen on the Camino. I got to write in our book some more and loved every single bit! I am truly in love with our book and hope you all have as much fun as I am! After the bottle of wine and sharing some beers with some great friends Ive met I slept like a baby and the next morning got even better when we went to the very top of the mountain and watched the sunrise which turned the snow cap mountains this purple lavender colour.
Ahhh there is so much more to tell. I wish I could blog everyday, because the most random, funny, hilarious stuff is always happening. However, I can tell you that life is absolutely amazing and it’s nice to be living a life of a pilgrim which is just living on the basics, no luxuries just you and your two feet taking me across the country. It’s crazy to think about it like that, but it’s true. I feel as free as a bird and my body after walking over 580km feels absolutely amazing. No blisters, no pain! It’s incredible how your body adapts to the environment and to the physical endurance. This trek is truly beautiful, everyday something happens out of the ordinary. However, all the people and their incredible stories are definitely the favourite part.
Sunday Brunch with the gang at the best spot in Darlinghurst – Foley Lane for brekfast tapas and Recovery Bloody Mary’s. Even if both me and Ash are leaving and won’t see the others for a few month there was another little creature that stole the show – Meet Myla! Claire & Adrians gorgeous little Pug! I wanna move back to Sydney only for her! Ash left after a while to pack as she needed to pack up her whole house before leaving to Europe in 2 days. We all took the chance to write her a Bon Voyage letter!