The Menjangan Luxury Beach Hotel Bali National Park

MY 10 BEST OFFICES of 2016

…. 2016 was a fantastic year with many new impressions and adventures. Southern Africa, incl. Mauritius, New Zealand and Australia, South East Asia, including Bali, and Dubai. It was hard to pick a list of just 10, but here it is. Enjoy…;-) …. #1 – BALI – Deer passing in front of my porch….Beach Villa […]

farm sit in South Africa Cape Town

A FARM SIT IN AFRICA….

********* “I had a farm in Africa….” Meryl Streep’s iconic first words from Out of Africa came to mind when I was offered a farm sit in the lovely wine region around Cape Town – Wellington to be exact. The scenery was quite different of course, and I wasn’t involved in running a farm, except for watching over […]

Road Trip around stunning Otago Peninsula near Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand - SassyZenGirl.com/New-Zealand

Road Trips NEW ZEALAND: Otago Peninsula

One of the absolute gems on the South Island lies right off Scottish Dunedin – the Otago Peninsula. A place of fascinating remote beauty, wildlife and even a real Scottish castle and an Albatros research centre on its very tip. I entered via Highcliff road and was greeting with these stunning vistas:

ROAD TRIP NEW ZEALAND: Christchurch to Dunedin - Moreaki

Road Trips NEW ZEALAND: Christchurch to Dunedin via Inland Scenic Route

Via Inland Scenic Route 72 Historic Town of Oamaru: Moeraki Boulders & Village Local institution: “Fleurs Place” (Restaurant) Stunning beach scenery along the way: Matakaea Nature Reserve & Shag Point (Wildlife viewing: Fur Seals and Yellow-eyed Penguins) Scenic Route via Seacliff and Port Chalmers to Dunedin: