WELCOME TO MY 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.

PACK LIKE A PRO 101

You all know I love to travel, but I also hate spending more money than I have to when traveling. So when I can, I try to find the most affordable no frills airlines especially for short trips between cities when I’m in Europe or the US. While this does work out cheaper and saves…

ETIHAD AIRWAYS – NEW BAGGAGE POLICY

Etihad Airways are pleased to let you know that they will be introducing a new checked baggage policy, effective from today, 31 January 2018. The new global baggage policy will be based on the total weight of your checked baggage, rather than the numbers of pieces. Our USA & Canada baggage policy will continue to be…

COUNTRIES I’VE VISITED

I remember reading this quote somewhere and it completely moved me: “Travel makes you modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Gustave Flaubert. I’ve been traveling since I was 17 – my first trip was to the Caribbean islands and I remember the experience like it was yesterday. I was…

GAME, SET, LOVE – PARIS FOR ROLAND GARROS!

My stop in Paris this time round wasn’t just for shopping.In fact I didn’t get any shopping done. I went for the 2017 French Open. TENNIS IN PARIS The French Open, also called Roland-Garros is a major tennis tournament held over two weeks between late May and early June at the Stade Roland-Garros in Paris, France. Named after…

SHE’S TRAVEL GOALS: #SPIRITEDPURSUIT

For my very first She’s Travel Goals piece I knew I had to share the wonder that is Lee Litumbe aka the creative force behind Spirited Pursuit. “Spirited Pursuit is a creative digital platform that produces and publishes captivating travel content. Created from founder Lee Litumbe’s passion for travel, photography, and storytelling, Spirited Pursuit strives to…

TOP 5 TRAVEL APPS FOR YOUR NEXT TRIP

TRIP ADVISOR With over 500 million reviews and opinions by travelers, TripAdvisor makes it easy to find the lowest airfare, best hotels, great restaurants, and fun things to do, wherever you go. And booking options for hotels, restaurants and flights are just a tap away. The TripAdvisor mobile app is free and easy to use. For further details on how to install and enable…

TOP 5 LUXURY PASSPORT COVERS

Airports can be a stressful place. For world travelers, a passport is one of the most important documents you will own and I don’t need to tell you that it’s one of the most important items to keep an eye on when traveling. Losing your passport during your travels can be one of the most…

ISLAND GIRL IN ZANZIBAR’S UNGUJA

The first time I travelled out of South Africa I visited the Caribbean Islands in 1998. I have never seen such beauty or felt such freedom. I loved everything about being on an island surrounded by water and being isolated from the noise and the madding crowd. I truly believe I’m an island girl. I…

WELCOME TO MY TRAVEL BLOG!

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…