Thursday, January 28, 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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Sharing the dream

In conjunction with the Good Work Foundation (GWF) Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, opened the Lillydale Digital Learning Campus (LDLC) earlier this month on the premises of the easily-accessible Hlomani High School

Ha Long Way

Vietnamese is difficult to master but my husband’s friend Thuy (pronounced Too-eey) taught me to say: “Bon cau bi nghet” pronounced “bonne-cow-bee-knee-yet”, which means “the lavatory does not flush”. Always a useful foreign phrase, I find.

The Erarta Museum

CAROLINE HURRY immerses herself in Russia’s largest private collection of contemporary art at the Erarta Museum in St Petersburg

Oh, what a night!

If mad, bad Jozi is a troubled teen on Tik, the Four Seasons Westcliff is a serene dowager in diamonds, a tranquil retreat for staycations or anniversary celebrations, far from load shedding, Eskom strikes, and demands for wage hikes

A tale of two cathedrals

Both the soaring gold spire of the Peter & Paul Cathedral and the golden dome of St Isaac’s Cathedral – the largest orthodox basilica on Earth – dominate the St Petersburg skyline.

Turkish Airlines review

Caroline Hurry reviews her Business Class  flight to Istanbul with Turkish Airlines

Rock solid

Are the oldest pyramids in central Bosnia? The evidence is compelling, writes CAROLINE HURRY

Abruzzo awaits

When Capetonians Joanne and Chris Verster decided to emigrate, they made a list of countries they liked. Italy kept coming up. The couple went to have a look, bought two properties, and today they are helping to create a South African community in Abruzzo. This is JOANNE SIMON VERSTER’S story

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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

Lockdown Lessons

On discovering how many of my Facebook friends are virtue signallers, curtain twitchers, conspiracy theorists and pedantic pedagogues

Tau For Two

It's not too soon to treat your significant other to a Valentines 2021 package including a spa treatment at Tau Game Lodge

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?