A little more about me.
I was born in Pretoria South Africa in 1977, to Jenette and Kevin Sprong. My dad at the time was studying to become a minister in the church. This meant that I moved around South Africa quite a lot growing up.
I lived in Pretoria, Grahamstown, Pinetown, Brackenhurst (outside Jo'burg), Bergville, Durban and Pietermaritzburg. I think this gave me an appreciation for change and the ability to adjust easily.
Most of my travels have usually been work related. I have managed to travel to many places, considering my means. I worked as an Au Pair in the US, used a free flight to get to the UK where I worked too. After being home for 6 months I got itchy feet and found a job teaching English in Taiwan. And now I am back in the States with the same family I Au Paired for having watched their kids for the summer.
I worked as a travel agent in South Africa for 2 years, this gave me even more reason to travel. Although I had hoped for more perks, and the ability to travel extensively it didn't really work out that way. I did get to visit all sorts of interesting places vicariously through my clients though. I managed one trip as a perk - a 5 night stay in Dubai which was a terrific trip that I shared with my Dad. My mom and I having been on my first London trip together.
I am new to this website, but it was recommended to me by someone who saw me posting on the Fodor's site. I love sharing my view and I really hope that I can find a place for myself in this medium.