Cultural Differences – Embrace Them

Going to another county might feel intimidating sometimes, especially if it is very different to your own. It’s common for people to feel a little bit overwhelmed, or like they don’t really know what to do or how to behave. The answer? To embrace cultural differences and make the most of them. After all, isn’t this exactly why we travel? So we can see and experience something new? Cultural differences could be anything from codes of behaviour, to language, to food. They are all exciting differences, and areas where we can really learn to embrace another culture. The only thingContinue Reading…

Trying Different Foods when Away

Part of travelling is trying local foods and cuisines. It is one of the best ways to experience the culture of a particular country and to find out more about what it would be like to live there as a local. There are many different delicious dishes around the world, and it is a great experience to try as many of them as you can. When you are looking for restaurants where you can eat, see where locals go and look for places that are authentic. Check on apps to read customer reviews and see what people have thought aboutContinue Reading…

Travelling to Another City

Even if you choose to go on a safari or wildlife holiday, you can also take the opportunity to see some more culture as well. If you want to take some time out from your trip to explore cities, try new types of food and visit some museums, art galleries etc., think about spending some time in a city. Cities are often the real hub of entertainment in a country. They are where the largest concentrations of people live, so you get to see what everyday life is really like and eat lots of authentic food. There is also likelyContinue Reading…

Being Sensitive to Cultural Differences

Whenever you travel outside of your own country, you are likely to come across cultural differences. These can be very interesting and are one of the main reasons that people love to travel – to experience something new and meet interesting new people. However, if you are travelling to somewhere and haven’t done your research, it’s possible that the cultural differences could take you by surprise. Here are some ideas: Try to learn some of the language. Even though many people will probably speak English, it will look like you have made an effort if you learn even just aContinue Reading…

South African Climate

South Africa is a popular destination for sun seekers and safari lovers. The weather and climate in South Africa can change very quickly dependant on the time of year and also the altitude you are at. The country is bordered on the west by the Atlantic Ocean and on the east by the Indian Ocean; their waters meet at Cape Agulhas, at the southernmost tip of the continent. South Africa is a fairly dry country and has an average annual rainfall of about 456mm. Unlike in the UK, South Africa‚Äôs summer is from mid October to mid February and usuallyContinue Reading…