Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Caroline Hurry

Winner of a Tourism Authority of Thailand Award for International Media Reporting, Caroline Hurry has written for Independent Newspapers, The Citizen, Sunday Times, Business Traveller, Journeys, and Habitat, among others. Married to a Dane, she divides her time between Copenhagen and Johannesburg. A self-described word herder, dog wrangler, and cat slave, she loves visiting new countries and sitting in the lap of luxury

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The Mind of Plants

From Ayahuasca to the banyan to beans and coralline algae, every story is a marvel, a revelation. We owe our very existence to plants

Advice for the starry-eyed

Back in another space-time continuum, when you could smoke on planes, go clubbing in Hillbrow, and 'knock three times on the ceiling' if you wanted someone, I sent Linda Shaw to an astrologer for her...

Egypt’s White Desert

Egypt’s heat hovers like a lovelorn drunk breathing pungent fumes over everyone in its proximity at Ains Soukhna on the Red Sea

St Petersburg Metro

Saint Petersburg’s metro is one of the world's busiest with five subway lines, 67 stations, 3 000 trains and 2.5 million passengers a day

Beat the Covid Blues

This is a tale of two cities ‒ Scare City and Synchroni City. Looping trains of thought will speed you to either place. How long you choose to stay is up to you

Dreaming of Copenhagen

Like a conjurer unveiling ‘wow moments’ with every sweep of his cape, Henrik Thierlein is to Copenhagen what twinkling lights are to Tivoli

Awaken the Muse-ic

Johannesburg-based Biofield Tuner and Sound Therapist Wendy Leppard can help restore harmony and renew our life force.

Last Tango in BA?

With its cobblestones and colourful corrugated iron conventillos, La Boca dazzles in hues of pinks, reds, yellows and blues but it might be a while before you can visit again

Lethabo Life

Where else that's close to Johannesburg can you see Cape Clawless Otter hunt in the Crocodile River rapids a few feet from your lounger?

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Valentine Luxury

With 14 February falling on a Monday this year, it’s ideal for a long weekend of luxury in the South African bush

A jazzy trip to flava town

Craving some sultry Joburg Jazz? South African chef Katlego Mlambo launches his pop-up at The Marabi Club in Maboneng this Thursday

Trust you’re well

Trust You’re Well - a collection of email conversations between Hans Mackenzie Main and whoever, is funny yet scathing, sarcastic yet heart-warming.

Local is lekker

Children staying at Long Lee Manor or Sarili have access to an adventure playground, with rope walkways, climbing walls, slides, and ziplines.

Tech thinking

The lockdown hit the South African hospitality industry hard. Hotels and guesthouses had to pivot from an international to a domestic market