Durban Weekend

I really love being a tourist in my own country. Had the most beautiful weekend. I didn’t stop laughing, exploring. I just had so much fun.

I went down to Durban this weekend and while I was hoping I’d be walking on the beach, it rained so much that wasn’t really possible.

What a blessing that turned out to be – it allowed me to experience other things… In the little rain break there was, we went up the Moses Mabida Soccer Stadium and looked at the view of Durban and the coastline. Really stunning.

We then took a drive up to The Midlands… It is situated between the city of Pietermaritzburg and the majestic Drakensberg mountain range (a World Heritage Site.)The Midlands just has that beautiful peaceful, country side feel to it. It really is magical and I loved exploring the curio and art stores, the Belgian chocolate store and the forest and farmland scenery is just exquisite.

While we were driving along I looked to my left and saw a whole bunch of Bales of Hay. Now I find this particularly funny since the close people in my life call me “Bailz” … So of course I had to have a picture…

Bailz meets Bales (I think it may just be FUNNY to me… forgive me)


I also got to see the Howick Waterfall… I’ve lived in South Africa all my life and I discovered things I didn’t even know existed!

I wasn’t around for Mothers Day (bad daughter) but she did have a few things planted around the house for her to find while I wasn’t there.

I also made up for it in Belgian Chocolates that we found on the most beautiful road – it was lined with trees that were oranges, rusts and yellows. Midlands in the Autumn is spectacular.

I had to do everything in my power to not sample one of each… It was tough, but I managed… JUST.

I wanted to move in…. permanently

I was only gone for 1 night and 2 days but it felt longer – amazing what you can pack into a weekend.

G, thank you for an incredible weekend -so much fun!

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