I'm a freelance editor, journalist, sub-editor and blogger. My editorial interests range from documenting the entrepreneurial spirit to sustainability, tech and innovation, as well as travel writing.
Eager Journeys is a travel and photography blog by freelance journalist and photographer Iga Motylska, who lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. It focuses on travel to UNESCO World Heritage Sites, across Africa and the world, as well as authentic cultural experiences.
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On a 10-day trip, Iga Motylska travelled through Ethiopia, across magnificent mountainous landscapes from the capital city to its northern reaches and back. It was a journey that took in numerous historical, cultural and religious sites, including three of the country's 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Here are her highlights.
Cape Town-based start-up Gourmet Grubb is the first company in the world (as far as we know) that makes ice-cream from insect milk. Not only is the lactose-free ice-cream banting-friendly and five times higher in protein than dairy, but it’s also part of a growing entomophagy trend that’s predicted to reach $1.2 billion in 2023.
On November 11, the Polish diaspora in South Africa honoured the 500 children — among the 1.7-million Poles forcefully removed by the Red Army to labour camps in Siberia during World War II — who found refuge in Oudtshoorn in 1943. They are the foundation of the community of second-, third- and fourth- generation Siberian deportees, who call themselves Oudtshoorniacy in honour of their new home.
Claiming a sand bar island as your own, floating in the lukewarm cerulean waters of the Indian Ocean and indulging in pastéis de nata, freshly-caught King Prawns drenched in garlic butter sauce, washed down with 2M beer are reasons enough to visit Mozambique’s seaside town of Vilanculos.
There’s so much more to Dar es Salaam than merely being the gateway to Tanzania. This multicultural East African destination surprises with a selection of top restaurants and bars, a noteworthy history, countless day trips opportunities and karibu-sana-calling locals.
Reunion’s geological pyrotechnics make it an otherworldly destination where visitors can explore lava tunnels, hike the rim of an active volcano and watch the crater turn into a bubbling cauldron. Iga Motylska counts herself among the thrill-seekers.
The five-star Radisson Blu Nairobi Upper Hill Hotel is centrally located in Nairobi, within the business district, close to the airport and offers services tailor-made for the business traveller.