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Dining in the Arabian desert

Dining in the Arabian desert

No visit to Dubai would be complete without spending some time in the desert. We had the privilege of experiencing the desert with Platinum Heritage, a safari company committed to responsible tourism and operating with an ethos of conservation, environmental awareness and community upliftment.  This desert safari was unlike most others… no convoys of vehicles, […]

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The people of Prana

The people of Prana

A province rich in diversity, the Eastern Cape is a captivating part of South Africa that is not only renowned for its scenic beauty but also for its culture and history, especially because it is celebrated as Nelson Mandela’s birthplace. Following in the footsteps of kindness that Madiba left, Prana Lodge Private Beach Estate and Spa owners, Tim and Gail Davidson, place a strong emphasis on community upliftment and the restoration […]

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SMCCU – a must do cultural experience in Dubai

SMCCU – a must do cultural experience in Dubai

A great way to start a visit to Dubai is a visit to the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU) located in the historic Al Fahidi District in Bur Dubai.  An easy walk from the Al Fahidi Metro Station and down Al Mankhool Road – the variety of shops and businesses giving a glimpse […]

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Lunch at the quirky XVA Café in Dubai’s historic Al Fahidi district

Lunch at the quirky XVA Café in Dubai’s historic Al Fahidi district

Hidden within the narrow streets of the historic Al Fahidi district is the wonderfully quirky XVA Gallery Art Hotel & Café.  We just happened upon this gem while wandering the alleyways – little did we know that Condé Nast Traveler had featured XVA as the no.1 place “not to miss in Dubai”! Neither did we […]

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Dubai – ancient and modern

Dubai – ancient and modern

I use the term ancient rather loosely, as Dubai was only founded around the 1800s – it was once however a region inhabited by Bedouins who made a living fishing, searching for pearls and herding sheep and goats. Where ancient dhows transported livestock and merchandise across the creek, where camels were used as transport and […]

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Taste of Durban – an alfresco gourmet food celebration

Filed in Food & Wine, Social Events by on July 30, 2013
Taste of Durban – an alfresco gourmet food celebration

Launched in 2004, at The Taste of London, Taste Festivals are a global phenomenon of unique events, at which the host city’s most acclaimed restaurants and chefs gather to present their signature dishes to visitors – an unforgettable experience of ‘foodie heaven’.  The key difference between Taste and other food festivals, is that the experience, […]

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Durban’s finest

Filed in Food & Wine, KwaZulu-Natal by on July 19, 2013
Durban’s finest

Curry was introduced to the colony of Natal over 150 years ago by indentured sugarcane labourers, who brought with them the aromatic foods of India. In fact, the word curry stems from the Tamil word ‘kari’ which means ‘sauce’. The unique flavours of Indian cooking, which were embraced by British settlers and the Zulus, have […]

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Local is ‘lekker’ at the Sandton Sun

Filed in Environment, Food & Wine by on May 26, 2011
Local is ‘lekker’ at the Sandton Sun

‘Green’ practices have become de rigueur in the travel and tourism industry and the Sandton Sun is wholeheartedly embracing this policy. As a member of the Heritage Environmental Rating Programme, the hotel has adjusted its spending patterns in terms of partnering with preferred suppliers and products which are more sustainable and environmentally friendly. Coffee Coffee […]

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Lucky Fish

Filed in Awareness, Environment, Food & Wine by on May 26, 2011
Lucky Fish

A familiar term known to most of us that generally indicates good fortune. In the case of oceans worldwide we need more than a little luck if we are to have a chance to conserve our fish. At last a rescue mission is underway that is motivating both fishermen and fisheries to help save global […]

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