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Sharon is a full-time location-independent freelance writer and content creator who focuses on travel and humour. With a total of six years of experience as a cruise ship crew member, working for two different major cruise lines, she has an in-depth knowledge of the cruise line industry. Her travels on ships and on land have taken her to 57 countries on five different continents. 

A Sharonicles blog post, “One more contract and I’m done!”, went viral at the end of 2018. It was picked up by Lonely Planet Pathfinders and has now been read over 95 000 times, making this one of the most influential travel blogs to come out of South Africa. 

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(As of June 2019):

Unique page views (per month): 4k+
Instagram: @thesharonicles: 4.5+ Followers
                    @rodrigoflamingo: 3.4+ Followers
Twitter: 2.3k+ followers
Pinterest: 10k+ monthly unique views 

If you are interested in marketing opportunities, sponsorships, or collaborations, or should you require the services of a freelance writer, please feel free to contact me here or through any of my social media platforms:


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About the Sharonicles

The Sharonicles is a travel humour blog by a location-independent South African travel writer. After five years as a cruise ship crew member, Sharon is now trying to adjust to life on land with itchy feet. (That is an expression but cruise ships will literally give you Athletes Foot, just FYI.) Born and raised in Johannesburg, she is now exploring her new home city of Cape Town (and hopefully a number of more land-locked locations throughout the rest of the world too).

Here she shares advice, opinions and anecdotes revealing the funny side of travel from her experiences on five continents and a number of seas.

She also photographs a plastic flamingo called 'Rodrigo' on her travels because it seemed like a good idea ten years ago and 54 countries later, it’s probably too late to turn back now.

To find out more about Sharon and Rodrigo’s travel aspirations read this.

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Practical travel tips and destination guides 
for anyone visiting any of the places I have been.

My thoughts on travel mascots, photographing 
your butt in exotic locations and the addictive 
nature of cruise ship employment, 
among other things.

True stories about trying to find trolls in 
Norway, toilets in Denmark 
and getting flashed in Cuba, to name a few.

Tips for cruisers and crew 
members, as well as anecdotes from a variety 
of experiences at sea.