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Marataba safari lodge

Marataba Safari Lodge – review

My stay at the Marataba Safari Lodge was so many months ago, but sometimes it feels like a few weeks ago. Often it feels like a dream. As someone who had only ever seen animals at the zoo and had never been camping, the…

April 28, 2017
marataba south africa

My first Safari – Marataba Safari Lodge

The first time you do anything is the most important. It determines your opinion of the activity for the foreseeable future. Had a bad experience eating broccoli when you were young? How do you think that impacts what you think about broccoli now? Sure,…

September 29, 2016
mashariki palace hotel

Mashariki Palace Hotel – Serenity in Stone Town

  Let me set the scene: You left Johannesburg at 11:40 last night, spent three hours sitting outside Dar Es Salaam, an airport without stable electricity waiting for a transfer, another 2 waiting in a hot, stuffy airport to catch a Cessna leaving for…

September 13, 2016
the orient elandsfontein

An Oasis in Gauteng: The Orient

There’s an oasis in Elandsfontein and it’s called The Orient. It’s a beautiful estate that will make you forget that you’re just outside Centurion and the hundreds of malls that occupy Johannesburg. It’s a place that transports you to another world, Colonial India and…

June 28, 2016
Arjaan by rotana dubai

Quick Review: Arjaan by Rotana at Dubai Media City

After spending two weeks in Japan, the firs thing that struck me about Dubai when we arrived for our second layover was the sheer size of everything. In Japan I had grown used to tiny bathrooms, apartments and even tinier restaurants. I’m a small…

June 6, 2016
Hoshino resorts kai hakone

My stay at a Ryokan

While planning my trip to Japan I knew that staying at a Ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) and experiencing kaiseki (traditional Japanese fine dining) was something I had to do. I also knew that if I was going to a Ryokan, it might as well…

May 18, 2016