Friday, January 22, 2021

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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Sliding off the tracks

As Prasa railroads passengers, is it worth paying more for Rovos Rail or the Blue Train? They, too, are subject to signal problems and endless delays. Will Prasa get back on track?

Alpine Adventure

From Italy you can get to Zermatt by ski lift. Bahnhofstrasse is the alpine resort's cobbled main street where horse-drawn carriages ferry tourists around

A matter of choice

The Humane Society International objects to the world’s biggest Hunt Convention in Nevada next week where Donald Trump Jr. will speak, but are they barking up the wrong tree?

Railing through Switzerland

The Glacier Express tracks you to the heights of Switzerland’s vertiginous mountains amid forest, turquoise lakes and rushing rapids at a snail pace that is just perfect!

Noshing in Nørrebro

Snatches of memory come and go in flashbulb moments – a handsome young waiter, a strawberry and rhubarb something or another, then lurching into midnight train home. Snoring on the trains is practically a Danish pastime

20 travel writing tips

The writer's job is to immerse armchair travellers into worlds unseen. Here are 20 travel writing tips on how to make your copy sing and keep your readers engaged

Visiting San Francisco

A circus looking for a tent is how Will Durst described San Francisco, but he might just as well have been speaking about Fisherman’s Wharf.The northern waterfront area is full of surprises from scary Laughing Sal at the Musee Mecanique to pelicans and sea lions on Pier 39’s concrete slabs.

Fairmont, San Francisco

The Fairmont in San Francisco is the one place you’re likely to bump into somebody rich and famous in the splendid lobby with its marble Corinthian columns, vaulted ceilings, velvet chairs, and wraparound staircase.

Full Speedo ahead!

In terms of horror, the sight of a man in a thong ranks alongside the discovery of a fingertip in your burger or dropping your car keys down a storm water drain. The high-cut posing pouch may promise an adequate lunchbox from the front but the sagging rear view is no picnic!

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Tau For Two

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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?