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My Travelling Life

Travelling's taught me a lot about my family, says celeb Thapelo Mokoena

Thapelo Mokoena on why he'd like to take more family vaycays and which destinations top his bucket list

18 March 2018 - 00:01 By Staff reporter
Actor Thapelo Mokena on holiday in Thailand.
Actor Thapelo Mokena on holiday in Thailand.
Image: @mokenalive/Instagram

I'd love to travel extensively with my family, or alternatively with my brothers. It's a great way of deepening and strengthening the bonds between us and generating a rich tapestry of shared experiences and reference points.

Travelling has opened my eyes to so many wondrous things about my family. They bring out the best in me and help me to conquer my fears and doubts. They show me how to look at the world with wide-open eyes and to truly appreciate everything.

My family and I have also learnt that home is wherever we are all together, whether it's a house or hotel, it makes no difference at all. I wouldn't travel without them, they enhance my journey so much.

A Beautiful Day in New Delhi ✊🏾🇮🇳🌍

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Squad Goals #rekomamabirthday ✊🏾🇹🇭🇿🇦🌍

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My list of dream destinations includes:

  • Kenya because it's a microcosm of Africa. It boasts spectacular harbours, national parks and the greatest wildlife show on Earth, which promises to be an experience that's both spiritually moving and visually luminous.
  • Cuba because of its miles of white sand beaches and clear blue waters, its small tucked-away towns, striking architecture and the best cigars in the world. 
  • Salvador, Brazil, because of its incredible arts movements, unmatched energy and unadorned beauty.