Lorna Maseko adores travelling, and we love hearing about it. She has seen so many beautiful places, it's enough to make anyone a little envious. She recently shared some of her favourite destinations and other travel stories with Mzansi.
Lorna Maseku has an impressive résumé. She's a TV presenter, MC, choreographer, ballet dancer, and the Managing Director at Fabulous Production.
She's one busy bee, but she knows that all work and no play makes Lorna a dull girl, so she takes time to relax as well.
And she does it in style, travelling around the world and visiting the most beautiful places.
The gorgeous globe-trotter recently opened up about her travels and adventures, as reported by IOL News.
She discussed her first holiday memory, favourite destination and what she's learned from all her travels.
Lorna's first holiday memory wasn't really a holiday, but it was the first time she travelled internationally.
My first international trip, which wasn’t really a holiday, was to Switzerland for the Prix de Lausanne, which was a ballet competition. I stayed in a town called Lausanne, where I remember having McDonald’s for the first time.
There are many ways to travel - you could get lost in the cultures of different countries, relax on their beaches and in resorts or take on their 'wild' offerings like mountain climbing and bungee jumping. Lorna says she's a little of a culture vulture as well as a beach bum.
It’s between beach bum and culture vulture because I like to lounge around on the beach, eat and just enjoy my time. But also from a cultural perspective, I love trying out different foods at new and different places. That’s a must with also trying out a Michelin star restaurant. I have to eat where the locals eat. Even if I am invited to somebody’s house to eat local homemade food, I would love that. I’ve heard in Thailand that they are quite open to that so I would love to experience it.
The travel-lover says she always aims to learn something from her trips, but mostly she just enjoys learning about the food in the places she travels to.
When I travel, I always want to come back with an epiphany or an “aha” moment. It generally happens while I am on the trip or when I get back home. Most of the time, though, I love to eat and try out new kinds of foods and cuisines that get my palate excited.
Home is where the heart is, and Lorna has a number of favourite spots in South Africa.
There are a few places in South Africa that I absolutely love. A few that come to mind is Paternoester in the Western Cape, Magoebaskloof which is beautiful and I absolutely love Franschoek. I definitely think it’s one of the gems we have in this country and it should be seen by everyone; it is gorgeous.
One of Lorna's favourite travel experiences was on a cruise she took:
Definitely going on Symphony Of The Seas with Cruises International to the Mediterranean Sea. It was a real eye-opener. I loved it because you can travel to multiple countries without having to get on to a plane or repack your bags. It’s one of the most convenient and comfortable ways to travel with such a selection of food, entertainment and fun that you never get bored.
Of course, there are always hiccups, and things don't always go as planned. For Lorna, most trips are just awesome, but she had her fair share of difficulties:
I don’t want to say it was the worst as it was still an amazing trip, but I think it was my first shoot travelling overseas and I didn’t pack properly. I was going to Australia and it was the middle of winter and I didn’t pack the necessary items as I wasn’t a seasoned traveller yet. I had to go skiing and I couldn’t believe how cold it was.
Lorna has seen many wonderful places but hasn't had her fill yet. She says she'll be heading to Los Angeles or Dubai in the future.
We can't wait to see more snaps from her time abroad!
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