Wednesday, November 20, 2019

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Madikwe Magic

Tau Game Lodge in the Madikwe Reserve brings many unforgettable moments. Whether it’s a giant eagle owl taking flight, hyenas pups romping around their den or wildebeest pronking alongside our vehicle, this really is a place to sit, stare, and wonder.

America’s highest hotel

Jen Su at the Four Seasons Philadelphia at Comcast Center
The Four Seasons, designed by Lord Norman Foster, is located inside the Comcast Center, the tallest building in the city.  The 180-room luxury hotel is found on floors 48-60, with offices underneath.  The concept is quite avant-garde

Armoured Marvel

Pangolin
Eventually a snout appeared out of the undergrowth and the front feet. Uncertain, it rolled into a partial ball, looking like a giant artichoke, then finally, it crept out of the safety of the branches, scuttled across in front of us and was off!

OR Tambo lounge reopens

British Airways has opened its refurbished Johannesburg lounge. Comfortably hosting 247 customers, the lounge offers a modern, lobby bar area for socialising, a brasserie dining area,and office space with ample work stations and power outlets.

When you gotta go!

If you are queasy, stay home because you will find every kind of lavatorial arrangement in the course of your holiday abroad. In many Middle East, Far East, Asian and African countries, a squat-and-aim hole in the ground suffices.

Goatly encounters

Michael Gebicki comes off second best in an encounter with a goat in India’s green Kumaon region, which squeezes itself into the hindquarters of Tibet.
Officially, the aurora-borealis comprises electrically charged particles from the sun colliding with gas molecules but the more arcane among us know these celestial emanations mark the entrance to a twilight paradise lit by a twin sun, where assorted beings, including Germans from the Vril Society, a few pixies, giants, and Lemurian descendants, have lived in perfect health for hundreds of years

News

Big cats bred for bones!

A damning report on South Africa’s lion bone trade has called for the end of the trade, a forensic investigation into the affairs of lion breeders and a restriction on the keeping and breeding of lions and tigers, writes environmental journalist DON PINNOCK

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Riverbed Dining

Where can you dine in a river bed? The confluence of the Mitomeni and Biyamiti rivers in the south-western corner of the Kruger National Park provides the perfect place for a campfire feast from Jock Safari Lodge

Portugal on a Budget

Portugal is growing in popularity as a travel destination. Find out whether it is possible to experience all the country has to offer if you’re on a budget.

Sails and Marketing

Traditionally, ruling the waves has meant waiving the rules.  Ship owners in wealthy maritime nations have registered their vessels in countries with no minimum wages, labour standards, corporate taxes, or environmental regulations; in short, every corporation’s dream.

Luxury on board

From my bed I'd watch a Bloody Mary sunrise fortifying the day, then set off for breakfast at Terrace Café, followed by a cookery class, where I learnt to make scones and  a frittata. I believe I can fry!

OR Tambo lounge reopens

British Airways has opened its refurbished Johannesburg lounge. Comfortably hosting 247 customers, the lounge offers a modern, lobby bar area for socialising, a brasserie dining area,and office space with ample work stations and power outlets.

Flying High

Site Operations Manager Ian Ohlson attributes the success of Lufthansa InTouch to flexibility, the latest customer service technology, staff development, and an innovative product offering