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June 17, 2019
Podcast: Greece And Croatia Through Karabo's Eyes #ChicaTravelPod

In this second episode of Chica Travel, Lelo chats to avid traveler & house music DJ Karabo Ducasse about her luxurious travel adventures through Europe, with a focus on Croatia and Greece. Find out which apps she uses to connect and make friends in new cities, her advice on getting that long term Schengen Visa […]

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June 17, 2019
Podcast: The Ins And Outs Of Female Solo Travel

In this first episode of Chica Travel Podcast, Lelo is joined by Buhle Ndlovu (@BeeinRSA) & Palesa Lengolo (@pale_lengolo) to discuss the rising phenomenon that is Solo Travel amongst females. If you are a black woman who wants to travel solo but aren’t sure of where to start, whether it’s safe, where to go, then […]

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June 17, 2019
Why I'm Starting The Chica Travel Podcast

I am super excited to share this and I hope you guys will be just as excited to hear that I'm launching a new podcast called Chica Travel as an alternative space for us discuss and share all the travel stories we share here. I love traveling, I love talking about travel, sharing my experiences […]

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May 20, 2019
#CHICATravel To Cuba With Neo Radise

My trip to Cuba was a 28 hour flight from SA, with only two flights coming in and leaving Cuba. I took an 8 hour flight to Madrid and had a 10-hour layover there, which I used to see a bit of the city. I then took another 10 hour flight directly to Cuba. I flew Iberia Airlines and […]

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April 19, 2019
#SAfricansTravelToo Pics: The Port Elizabeth They Don't Show You!

What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of Port Elizabeth? Wind right? Anything else? That they have a beach yet you’ve never seen a beach pictured tagged #PE? Yeah that’s me and that’s all I imagine when I think about the Eastern Cape city. Well, my #SAfricansTravelToo friends Papi Mabele, […]

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January 3, 2019
I'm Making A Vision Board For the First Time

This time last year I was in love with a good man who made me happy, but unfortunately months later, around my birthday, it crumbled. There were no tears, there was no bitterness from me, just disappointment about why/when it ended, overall gratitude for having experienced such a love and CLARITY. Amazing how “love” sometimes […]

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December 21, 2018
Best Books Of 2018?

Wow this was a terrible year for reading, I'm even embarrassed to mention how many books I read this year. Bad year for reading, blogging, huuu I did a whole lot of nothings in 2018 but I will admit, not all of that nothing was bad. If that makes sense. I bought a whole lot […]

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September 5, 2018
Winners Announced: MTN Women in ICT – Partnership for Change Awards

MTN hosted a gala event on 30 August in Jozi to honour the top performing women in information and communication technology and it was a beautiful evening filled with beautiful  and inspiring women. This is the third year that MTN is hosting this event, and with it MTN is helping to bridge the gender gap by […]

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August 16, 2018
I'm Learning To Ask For What I Want... It's So Scary!

A recent whatsapp conversation led me to think about my relationship with ASKING. I think I have generally always been scared to ask for what I want - in dating, business and life in general. Looking at what has been happening in my life recently, I thankfully acknowledge that I have made considerable efforts to […]

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April 3, 2018
#SAfricansTravelToo TomJachu Bush Retreat Made Us Fall In Love With Nature

Tomjachu, it’s a bit of a strange name when you first hear it isn't it? I think my reaction  when my fellow traveller Papi Mabele mentioned it was “What is that?”. Now that I've heard all  about its origins and the rich family history behind it, I no longer think of it as a strange name, I think it’s […]

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