Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Caroline Hurry

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Naval Gazing

Despite the Hollywood hype, piranha only devour dead flesh. Should you fall into the Amazon River, a tour guide from Den Blå Planet in Copenhagen advises flailing about to let these aquatic scavengers know you’re alive.

Stockholm Syndrome

A stroll through Gamla Stan, the original medieval Stockholm, unfolds teasing reflections of baroque buildings broken up by sailing boats in the filigree of waterways. Alleys twinkle through arches. Everywhere, the water calls to you.

Winging it in Club World

I’m more of a pettifogger than a slobber-blogger, given to fault-finding and spin reversing many a spellbinding PR tale. I’m usually the witch sprinkling sneezing powder over the fairy dust but it’s hard to find fault with something you love

Give Botswana a chance

Botswana's proposal to lift the hunting ban is a situation that Kevin Leo Smith, a director of the Safari Investment Advisory, describes as complicated and opaque

Pit Stops for Padkos

Forget tepid tea and stale sarmies, buy your basics from one of South Africa’s ubiquitous roadside farm stalls en route to your destination and enjoy your food al fresco. It’s an integral part of every road trip

Three chairs for Arne!

Designed for Copenhagen's Hotel Royal. which opened in 1960, Arne Jacobsen's Egg Chair cracked the nod in homes, offices, clubs and airports around the world, starring in several Hollywood movies and cradling the buttocks of the rich and famous.

You can’t be Sirius!

Mistaking my hesitation for shyness, he hauls me to my feet and propels me to a quiet spot away from the group, the better to bend my ear.“Know how to find Alpha and Beta Centauri?” he asks. Who cares? I'd much rather find a G&T!

A blue aqua approach

By reducing water-related costs and environmental impact, the Bluewater Pro water purification unit is a potential game-changer for the hospitality industry.

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!

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Lion Day Special

Shamwari Private Game Reserve and The Born Free Foundation will mark World Lion Day virtually this year thanks to Covid19

Time Travel is for now

Time Travel requires no annoying visas, boarding passes, suitcases to be packed, raids on duty-free, economy class syndrome, fetid morning breath. All Time Travel requires is oiling the mind, sometimes on R600 bootleg vodka provided by my village plumber.

ASMALLWORLD Collection now live

ASMALLWORLD AG has launched the 'ASMALLWORLD Collection, an online hotel booking engine and travel service that focuses exclusively on the world's best hotels. Benefits include room upgrades, $100 food & beverage credits, special rates, and late check-outs.

Home touring could make a comeback

With air travel for leisure purposes likely to constrained for a while yet, South Africans may well turn to visiting home-based sites for their holidays with trailers and caravans gaining a new-found popularity.

Calling Intrepid Anglers

Tintswalo Lapalala has introduced fly-fishing on a ‘catch, release and research’ basis within the pristine Waterberg Reserve. The Palala River teems with yellow fish, barbel, largemouth bass, red-breasted and blue tilapia to offer excellent nymph style fly-fishing.