NewPlacesToGo-about me

NEW PLACES TO GO: Life, Travel & Blogging

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by! I’m just here, pursuing the life I want – one that doesn’t revolve around a conventional 9-5 job dedicated to fulfilling someone else’s dreams. Instead, I hope to create a life that aligns with my own passions and ambitions. My love for travel has inspired me to embark on this blogging journey, resulting in the birth of “NEW PLACES TO GO.” Here, I share all my South African adventures, documenting the incredible places I’ve visited and providing useful tips and valuable information. I’m also passionate about uncovering hidden gems, especially in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province. Ultimately, I aim to ignite a spark of wanderlust and curiosity in my readers, inspiring you to seek out new places to explore.

My Travel Philosophy

I believe that with passion and a dedication to saving and careful planning, TRAVEL can be surprisingly affordable, debunking the notion that it is always ‘too expensive’. You just have to prioritize what’s important to you. It also opens your eyes to diverse cultures, allowing you to gain invaluable insights and broaden your perspectives. Above all, it is is undeniably worthwhile. You will never look back with regret for the time or money invested in exploring the world.

A Journey of Wanderlust: How NEWPLACESTOGO begun…

In my early twenties, I moved to South Korea to teach English, drawn by the promise of adventure and a vibrant lifestyle. Twelve incredible years later, I realized I yearned for more career opportunities and a change of pace. So, in September 2022, my partner and I took a leap of faith. We quit our jobs, packed our bags, and embarked on a one-way journey to South Africa for our next adventure. In my travels across Asia and Europe, I’ve loved experiencing different cultures and beautiful landscapes in over 20 countries. But South Africa holds a special place in my heart.

What’s next for NEW PLACES TO GO?

Join me as I continue to explore exciting destinations and share my stories and adventures of new places. I’ll be sharing tips, personal experiences and valuable resources, hoping my posts bring you joy and inspiration. Cheers! x”

One Comment


    Wow, what a terrific blog you have! Iā€™m so impressed by your writing skills and ability to capture the beauty and charm of the places you visited. You have inspired me and many others to explore those destinations someday. I especially loved your posts about our venue, OppiePlaas CountryEstate, Haga Haga. You made it look so cosy and inviting. We are so grateful for your kind words and support. As a token of our appreciation, we invite you to stay with us for free the next time you are in the area. We hope that this time around, you will also enjoy a delicious meal in our restaurant. It would be our pleasure to host you again. Thank you for your generosity and enthusiasm.
    Warm regards, Niel and Erna. OppiePlaas šŸ˜Š

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