Photography is the story I fail to put into words

“What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce”

Hi, I am Ciska, the Photo Hippi, it is my privilege to have you with me.

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Enjoying the breeze in Mauritius

My husband and I decided to make a drastic mid-life change; to become long term travellers. We chose to exchange our anchored, property-owning, infrequent travelling, South African citizenship for a mobile life, one which will give me the opportunity to be the photographer I always wanted to be.

In case you are wondering about me: my career mostly involved accounting and financial systems, eventually leading to an independent consulting business. Enjoyable and profitable but demanding long hours including that inevitable, mind-numbing commuting to clients.

Fortunately, I got an opportunity to get off that hamster wheel.

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Finding my way in Barcelona

I have always been a travel junkie and had the privilege to travel some, so our decision to pack up and go was relatively easy. The detail around the decision created a number of challenges but the universe conspired in the most beautiful way to endorse my dream.

This site is my way of sharing my most treasured places and moments. If you want to read more about our adventures, head over to Travel Hippi

I’m also a hopeless bookworm and I hate food matching etiquette – I enjoy red wine with any dish…

Please be in touch, I look forward to your questions and comments.



Photo Hippi’s Travels