Celebrity travel blogger and MTV presenter has learned that a smile is the same in every country – no matter what language you speak. The award winning Zimbabwean born model spoke to us about her travel adventures:
Most recent trip?
I went ‘Glamping’ in Marakele National Park.
Where in the world have you felt happiest?
Probably in Cape Town, sitting on the beach next to the ocean.
Most uncomfortable travel experience?
I went camping in S.A last year in a park where the big 5 were all freely roaming. The trip wasn’t an uncomfortable experience- but I think I was on edge every night at the thought that lions & elephants could be right outside my tent… That was maybe a bit too close for comfort ��
Your favourite city and why?
I’m a massive fan of Amsterdam to be honest – and no it’s not for the “special brownies” ha ha Ha! It’s so rich in culture – art galleries, museums, incredibly old architecture with an extremely modern, fashion forward people. I’d go back in a heartbeat.
What do you pack first?
Shoes – always shoes first. And I ensure I have one of everything : comfy sneakers, sexy heels, bed slippers and flip flops.
Solo travelling or travelling with a favourite companion?
With a companion,hands down.
The best hotel you’ve stayed in?
It’s a tie between The Radisson Blu Sandton where I had the triple storey penthouse all to myself for an entire weekend. And the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills – I went there for a press junket, and at one point in the day when I was interviewing Charlize Theron & David Oyelowo, we were told Oprah is in the building with Reese Witherspoon promoting ‘A wrinkle in time.’ That was pretty epic!
Sightseeing, adventure or sun lounger?
A combo – You have to do all 3 to make the most of your trip. Life’s too short.
Most regrettable holiday souvenir?
I don’t often take souvenirs to be honest. So I don’t have any I regret – But I do take FAR TOO MANY photos – deleting hundreds after any trip is a necessary evil.
Have you ever pinched something from a hotel room?
No – But I always take home those mini shampoos that come complimentary with the room. They are so great for travelling!
Best dish you’ve eaten while abroad?
Mie Goreng – is a Malaysian/Indonesian noodle dish that I tried in Perth, Australia. It was in such a dingy looking take away – But the flavour was amazing – I went back 7 times for that dish and still crave it to this day!
How has travelling changed your life?
It’s opened up my world. I grew up in a very small town in Zimbabwe, conservative, at times quite racist… travelling showed me how diverse and beautiful we are as a human race. It shows me more and more that despite our many different languages, cultures, skin tones – we are all the same – and we are all looking for a connection. A smile is the same in every country – no matter what language you speak.
Five destinations in your ultimate bucket list?
Bora Bora, New York, Tokyo, Cannes, Lagos
Where are you off to next?
I’m hoping to do Asia in July. Fingers crossed.