Eps 45. Traveling to Japan with Lalla Hirayama

Eps 45. Traveling to Japan with Lalla Hirayama

This week I am in conversation with Lalla Hirayama about her mother’s homeland, Japan. Lalla was born in Hiratsuka, Kanagawa-Ken, Japan and moved to South Africa when she was 6 years old. At 13 she moved back to Japan but later returned to SA at 16.

In this chat, Lalla shares her fondest memories about growing up in Japan, the culture, food, where to stay if you’re travelling on a budget and must-see places if you’re visiting plus tips on what to pack & getting around once there. It’s a banger!

Eps 44. Lerato Bambo on Living in Bali

Eps 44. Lerato Bambo on Living in Bali

This week I am joined by Lerato Bambo (@leratolb) who has been working as a digital nomad for over 5 years, having lived in 4 different continents. Lerato runs a blog called lifefromabag.com and in there she shares everything you need to know about leaving south Africa to go live abroad.


I asked Lerato to chat to me abour living in Bali and in here she gives advice for both travelers and those wanting to make Bali home

Eps 43. Seeking Cabins with Anna and Tanya

Eps 43. Seeking Cabins with Anna and Tanya

This week on the show I am joined by Tanya and Anna, former flight attendants who are all about finding hidden gems in the quiet corners of South Africa and sharing them with the world.


Together they call themselves @c_a_b_i_n_s_e_e_k_e_r_s !

Eps 42. A Trip Through Mpumalanga with Dineo Maduna

Eps 42. A Trip Through Mpumalanga with Dineo Maduna

his week on the show I am joined by @Dineo_Zonke and we are talking all about her home province, Mpumalanga.

From sharing tips for Budget Travelers, to where and how to find Mpumalanga’s majestic waterfalls and where to stay if you’re looking for luxury or just adventure, Dineo lays it all on the table for you.

I hope you enjoy this episode, and if you do, please show love on social media @ChicatravelPodcast / @mslelob or leave us your review.


Eps 41. Senegal Solo Missions with Senzelwe

Eps 41. Senegal Solo Missions with Senzelwe

This week on the show I am chatting to Senzelwe Mthembu aka @Senz_m about her recent solo trip to Senegal and she generously shares tips for visiting , what she got up to, how much she spent and everything she learned while exploring.

Ep 40. What You Need To Know If Traveling Out of SA

Ep 40. What You Need To Know If Traveling Out of SA

In this episode I chat to @tlalane about her recent trip to Zanzibar and how she prepared for it. We cover her research process, covid testing, travel insurance and protocols in Zanzibar, or rather the lack of.

The conversation continues On Twitter/IG  @ChicaTravelPod.

Eps 39: The Most Memorable Meal I’ve Had While Travelling

Eps 39: The Most Memorable Meal I’ve Had While Travelling

In this special episode, I asked a few friends of the podcast about the most memorable meal they have had during their travels and these responses ranged from Maputo, Sevilla, Hoedspruit, Italy to Mexico so please give this episode and make a note for your travels!

Thank you to @thatotolo, @melissa_reddy, @NeoMohlatlole, @Kwenasays, @Lahvito and @LeratoTsotetsi for sharing their fave meals with us.

The conversation continues On Twitter/IG  @ChicaTravelPod.

Eps 38: Ilha de Mozambique with Lerato Mogoatlhe

Eps 38: Ilha de Mozambique with Lerato Mogoatlhe

This week on the show, I have Lerato Mogoatlhe aka @MadamAfrika back as a guest and this time we zone in on what she enjoyed about the unknown paradise that is Ilha de Moćambique.

Eps 37: How Mutua Would Spend 7 Days Road Tripping Through Namibia

Eps 37: How Mutua Would Spend 7 Days Road Tripping Through Namibia

In this week’s episode. I chat to Kenyan photographer, Mutua Matheka (@truthslinger) about what he considers a perfect road trip, his highlights of travelling through Southern Africa, touching the snow for the first time in Africa as well his suggestion for spending 7 days travelling through Namibia.

Ep 36: Dorah Sitole’s Iconic 40 Years of Food & Travel

Ep 36: Dorah Sitole’s Iconic 40 Years of Food & Travel

This episode features the legendary award-winning author, food and travel writer Dorah Sitole and we talk about her new book, 40 Years of Iconic Food, as well as the countries that inspired her during her food travels.