I am back in Bangkok and after two nights of basically no sleep due to what I like to call jetlag-induced insomnia I now feel rested for the first time as the insomnia finally left last night. I don't even know why but I am beyond grateful and have a newfound...read more
"So don't you want to settle down somewhere?" my father looks at me expectantly. I do note that his emphasis is on 'somewhere' not 'with someone' but still, I can feel irritation rise and also disbelief. Why are we having this conversation now? "No, don't. I like not...read more
Two recent events inspired this post: A friend of mine is going to be in Essaouria for six weeks and while she is super excited to be in a new country, she also has lots of questions and anxieties about it. And while that is obviously normal, it seems that Morocco is...read more
I love Cape Town and all the things to do in Cape Town. Not only to visitors but also to the people who are lucky enough to live there like me part of the year. What to do in Cape Town? That is a question I get asked often even though the real question should be -...read more
Hello, I’m Annika!
I’m a girl with messy hair and a thirsty heart who likes to be anywhere but home. After having lived in New York and South Africa for many years, I now call the world home because I love one thing more than drinking wine and doing yoga together – traveling.
FOLLOW MY JOURNEY
The Elephant’s guide to Koh Tao
Some people need to have seen it all, in order to make a recommendation. I do want to see it all, but till I get there I have no problem to say: Marrakech, Cape Town and Bangkok are awesome – go visit, now! So you could rightfully call me biased when I tell you that Koh Tao is the island on the Gulf coast to be, but I don’t care. And again – go visit, now! After all Koh Tao means Turtle Island and what more do you really need in a holiday destination?
America’s Next Blog Model?
Today I want to gossip a bit, if I may. Just a little rant with a question to it, which I hope you, dear reader, can answer.
So here is goes.... On my recent India trip and in general I have noticed an increase of travel bloggers pretending to be fashion models and a whole lot of nakedness. What is up with that?
Sweat, Tears & the Sea. A Wellness Retreat in Bali
They say, the cure for anything is saltwater. Sweat, tears or the sea.
Technically I knew this, but it never rang so true as after the last couple of days. In fact, I had no idea that I needed curing of anything...