Welcome to my travel blog!

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I finally got around to starting my travel blog!

My name is Athi-Ngwany’amaMpondomise Geleba but those who love me call me MANGWANYA – welcome to my travel blog. I have been getting requests to start a travel blog for years and I’ve been talking forever about starting one.  I’m so happy to finally be doing something about it. This is the first of what I hope will be many posts about my travel experiences.



I started this blog to capture details about my trips. I hope that I can get you, whoever you are and wherever you may be, excited about travelling, or at least open your mind and give you some information about some beautiful destinations around the world. I hope it inspires you to take that trip you’ve always wanted to go on, provide you with information to help you plan your trip if you’re traveling somewhere I’ve been! I hope you’ll enjoy my stories and pictures and always feel free to get in touch with me with any travel-related questions.



I’ve been traveling internationally for over 20 years now and among my friends and family I’ve become the go-to person for all things travel. People reach out to me when they want advice or need suggestions for things to do, places to stay around the world or when they just need tips about airlines, restaurants, shopping and everything in between. I also have friends from other countries who ask me for advice about touring South Africa and I hope to learn more and become a better resource for them as well.



Over the years, I’ve been lucky to travel to some pretty amazing places around the world and I’m thrilled to share my experiences with you. My travel posts will include: getting there, where to stay, what to do, where to eat, where to shop and other interesting things!

Pack your bags!

Let’s go!


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    February 1, 2018

    Welcome to the blogging world! First of all, I am afraid to pronounce your name! That must be the longest name I have ever encountered!
    With your new travel blog, I hope you will inspire many people out there to travel more the world! Looking forward to read your first travel post!

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      February 6, 2018

      thank you!

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    Arnav Mathur

    February 2, 2018

    Welcome to the beautiful world of travel blogging. Kudos to you for taking the giant leap of faith, and best wishes to keeping up the faith and passion alive.

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      February 6, 2018

      it’s a lot of work i can only hope that I can keep going!

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    February 3, 2018

    Congratulations on finally starting your travel blog! The first step is usually the hardest, but you did it – yay! Now when your friends ask you for suggestions, you can send them your fabulous blog posts to share. I am sure through travel blogging you will get even more excited about travel and will travel even more. Good luck!

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    Soumya Nambiar

    February 3, 2018

    Welcome to the travel blogging world, Mangwanya. It is so much easier to call you that. It will be a tough ride but hope you stick it out and you get to do what you love to do. Hope you continue to inspire people with your travel plans.

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    Ling Ge

    February 5, 2018

    Congratulations on your new blog! Your pictures definitely show a very diverse travel experience. Very excited to see your travel stories and I’m sure it’ll be useful for your readers.

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    Ami Bhat

    February 5, 2018

    All the very best for this start. Have a great journey – you will find it very rewarding to read your own journeys and relive them every now and then. And yes, the tips are always welcome.

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    Parnashree Devi

    February 5, 2018

    Welcome to the blogging world. The journey is going to be interesting. Keep updating us with new stories

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    Medha Verma

    February 7, 2018

    Welcome to the bloggers world Mangwanya! Your pictures look amazing and so do you. Here’s wishing you all the very best with your blog, I look forward to reading your upcoming posts. Cheers.

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    February 24, 2018

    Ai lantso…created a spark in me, which reminds me to go get me a new passport! Looking forward to more posts



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