I would like to think that I chose to work for OVC but in hindsight, I look back and know that OVC chose me.
When my dreams of travelling were upon my door I found myself in the UK at the OVC Hostel in Earls Court crying my eyes out wondering where to start and why oh why had my pride led me to this familiar, yet strange land.
It was there on that lower bunk bed that I was comforted by my fellow OVCers and I found a way to make things work and become the person that I am today.
I had no idea at that time of my life that everything is a circle and that one day I would be managing my own OVC franchise.
My travels started in the UK and got more adventurous the longer I stayed. I can honestly say that I loved every single moment of my time travelling and most clients ask me if I had the chance to do it over would I, and my answer is always the same: "In a heartbeat."
The saying is that you can not choose your family - this is how I feel about OVC, it is in my blood. I believe that young South Africans should have the opportunity to travel and to learn more about other cultures, but more importantly about themselves, become independent so that when they return to SA they can come back and lead us.
My wish is to help make a positive difference in my clients own adventures and in a funny way, I am living mine every day all over again.
After school, I studied Travel and Tourism and I achieved my diploma. I am privileged enough to have travelled within South Africa and a bit of Namibia however my most recent trip was my trip to Thailand which turned out to be the most amazing and incredible experience. During this holiday I was able to experience their culture, taste their cuisine and experience Songkran which is their New Year and lasts for 3 days…I had an awesome time.
Working at OVC and having a taste of the Thailand culture has only made my bucket list grow!