There is more to Thailand than luxury hotels, pool bars and beach parties… I’ve visited this beautiful country once before, visiting important monuments and temples. I had stayed in a luxury hotel and explored the local surroundings, but I felt something was missing. There wasn’t an opportunity to meet the local people, nor did I immerse myself in the local culture. There was a feeling that I wanted more!!
On my 40th birthday, following lots and lots of parties, I celebrated my actual birthday with my family. I couldn’t think of a better way to finish off all the celebrations than a beautiful meal with my favourite people in the world! Family are so precious to me and I am so lucky to have an amazing group of people that I am related too!
We left Port Elizabeth behind – which I am glad about as the last couple of days doesn’t really compare to the start of our trip. We travelled along the coast to the Tsitsikamma National Park, famed for its indigenous forests and rugged coastline, and known as the ‘garden of the Garden Route’.
Day 6… We left Ghost Moutain, really didn’t want to leave, our favourite so far! We headed to St Lucia via the elephant coast of KwaZulu-Natal located about 240 kilometers from Durban at the southern extremity of the Isimangaliso Wetland Park. A world heritage site, its estuary has one of the highest concentrations of hippos and crocodiles in southern Africa.
Royal Enclosure at Royal Ascot, London!!
All thanks to Pete, my fabulous friend who is a Royal Enclosure Member. Guests are unsponsored and only able to attend with the existing Royal Enclosure member who has invited them. This is the only way you can gain access, I felt extremely lucky and very privileged.