We very often get calls from people wanting to spend that “milestone” birthday in somewhere exotic – somewhere away from home – perhaps where you are not reminded about this new (scary) number that is now attached to you. Don’t you know we are all 21 in our own mind’s eye! It got me thinking… Continue reading Birthdays in strange places
Now when I thought about writing this blog I thought that was a great title. “Being ticked off” – but then I bethought myself and wondered if this is an expression that is known or even used in Canada. Growing up in the UK and then in South Africa ticked off could be one of… Continue reading Being ticked off
Trying to decide which country will be the cheapest for your next vacation? Maybe you should consult the Big Mac Index – the latest evaluation having just been released. Basically the Big Mac index is a comparison of what it would cost to buy a Big Mac (if it was available) in different countries around… Continue reading Would you like fries with that?
Now before you freak out let me say that no self-respecting dung beetle is going to find itself inside a cocktail. Dung beetles are far too important for that. Their job is to get rid of all the nasty bugs in dung and therefore cut down on the spread of disease in the local animals.… Continue reading Dung beetles and insect cocktails
Africa seems to be getting more interactive. Now you can walk with the Lions at Victoria Falls. Some of my clients have expressed reservation about this activity and I can’t say I blame them having seen these magnificent creatures close up. I recall being in Sabi Sands game reserve on an evening game drive… Continue reading In a drunken stupor – what not to do in the wild…
Well – that’s a surprise… not. Bob, as Robert Mugabe is “affectionately” known, has run Zimbabwe like his own personal fiefdom. His family’s lavish shopping trips to Harrods are well-known while at home in Zimbabwe people starved. We had stopped booking Air Zimbabwe long ago because of the unpredictability of the flights. Schedules were ignored when the… Continue reading Air Zimbabwe grounded
To see a lioness stalking her prey is thrilling and yet some part of you always wants the poor antelope or zebra to get away
Well I had to come back to work I guess. They wouldn’t let me stow away on the lovely Paul Gauguin so I really had no choice. Check out my story about Tahiti and you will understand why I really have to go back there soon. In fact I am planning a return in May… Continue reading Back from Tahiti