The South African “green mamba” passport takes a lot of flak. Sure, it’s not at the top of the Henley Passport Index (which measures global passport power), but it can take you to some amazing destinations – without having to go through the blah-blah-yawn visa and immigration process.
Thailand holidays have long been a favourite for well-heeled nomads and the first port of call for curious hedonists. A tropical patchwork of pearly beaches, tangled jungles, peaceful temples and sincere locals, a trip to Thailand from South Africa is a rite of passage for all travellers.
Positioned along the Indochinese Peninsula and dotted with castaway islands, Thailand is where minds unfold and bodies unwind. Honeymooners, bargain hunters and adventurers love Thailand for its postcard-perfect beaches, labyrinthine markets, exotic nightlife and aromatic cuisine.
It’s the season to be jolly! Nothing beats the romanticism of a white Christmas in Europe; snowflakes falling, glühwein pouring, and carols by candlelight. And if there’s one way to up your merry-merry game, it’s exploring Europe’s Christmas markets and surrendering completely to the yuletide cheer.