One night in Durban, South Africa

If there’s one thing in this life that I absolutely love, it’s travel.
Even if it’s a business trip, and you return home feeling exhausted, there’s just something about travelling to a destination and discovering something new.

Durban, South Africa.

I’ve visited Durban on vacation with family once or twice as a kid and have passed through a number of times, on the way to the Midlands or Kokstad. But apart from that, Durban is relatively foreign to me.

So last Thursday I flew up to Durban for a work event – The Glenlivet Legacy Talks with entrepreneur, Andile Khumalo, at the Oyster Box Hotel. I won’t go into it all but keep an eye on The Glenlivet SA Facebook page for videos from the event so that you too can be inspired by Andile to live your legacy.

After a successful night of interviewing popular Durbanite personalities and capturing the event, I hunted down free wifi and worked from my hotel and Gateway Mall the following day before flying back home.

I did, however, find time to sample my first ever Bunny chow. Say what?

Bunny chow, often referred to as a bunny, is a South African fast food dish consisting of a hollowed out loaf of bread filled with curry. 

After shocking the camera guys on Thursday evening by admitting that I’d never had one before, I ordered a quarter Bunny chow – the lamb option, served with sambals. And it was delicious; however,  I couldn’t manage eating out half a loaf of bread so didn’t do it justice. As simple and insignificant as this experience was, it was another tiny tick on my life’s travel bucket list.

I haven’t shared any ear candy in quite a while so I thought I’d share a track that I am listening to on repeat this week. The melody matches its lyrics perfectly and is quite apt for my life at the moment.

‘Everything you’ve done in your life has set you up for this moment right now’ keeps popping into my mind. And it couldn’t be more true in terms of my career and life. A year ago I moved back to Cape Town after almost three years of travelling and working on super yachts. A year later, I have grown and learnt so much, and I look forward to wherever life guides me next.

“Everything is falling into place…”

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2 Responses to One night in Durban, South Africa

  1. John says:

    Sounds like you had a cool trip?

  2. lcdorkin says:

    I love the Oyster Box! One of my favourite hotels! They have amazing curries there!

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