In this regular column, we chat to some of SA’s favourite sons and daughters about their travel experiences and favourite local pastimes and haunts.
This week we feature presenter, media personality and fashionista ROXY BURGER.
What is your favourite travel destination, and why?
My top three (it’s impossible to choose) are Barcelona, Singapore and New York. Locally I am pretty much in Plett every December.
What was your first international trip, and what do you remember most vividly about the experience?
My very first trip was when I was a kid and was lucky enough to go to Disney World. I vividly remember meeting all the characters and eating delicious food.
What is the first thing you usually do when you arrive at your destination and you’re trying to get acclimated?
I unpack. I HATE living out of a suitcase.
What for you is usually the best way to soak up the culture you’re in?
To simply wander and walk around. When we were in Paris we hired Velib bikes and rode around the city, getting lost and exploring the side streets and not just the main attractions.
Flying – love it, or hate it?
I don’t mind it – I’m small so I’m pretty comfortable. My poor husband is six foot tall so he really struggles.
What has been your favourite cuisine that you have discovered on your travels?
I had the most AMAZING pizza and pasta in Venice last year. And we also had the most amazing Paella in Madrid.
You’ve got exactly R48 in your wallet. Where do you go for lunch in Cape Town and in Joburg, and what do you have?
You go to McDonald’s in Cape Town because there is nothing there for R48! Or go to a restaurant, order a drink and ask for the free bread! In JHB, I’d head to Wandi’s in Soweto for a Chisa Nyama.
What is your speciality in the kitchen?
I hate cooking so there ain’t nothing exciting happening there.
Describe your ideal night in, and out.
Reading my Kindle with a glass of wine. Or heading out to a fantastic restaurant (and a glass of wine).
What makes life worth living?
My family and friends – they are all that matter.