I was in Venice a couple weeks ago, as a part of that 7-day cruise I told you about. It was my first time in Venice and as a result I couldn’t comment if what I was seeing was normal or not. Turns out it wasn’t.
Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor’s life and marriage (twice!) is the stuff of legend. We were quite taken-aback at these recent extracts from his diaries, which reveal the time they had in the Kruger National Park and Johannesburg.
I conduct most of my summer “meetings” at the Mount Nelson‘s Oasis Restaurant, so I’m particularly excited for their new ‘bistro style’ refurb! And get this, the old buffet is no longer! They’re going a-la-carte! Tthe menu includes items like oysters, sizzling steaks, burgers, baby chicken, salads, pizzas, club sarmies, cheese boards, home made breads, [...]
I’ve never been on a cruise and I’ve never had anyone fully explain to me what it’s about and what it’s like. So for those of you who haven’t done one yet, listen to this (you won’t believe what I paid).
I was in Venice this last week and found myself in the company of Carinthia VII – at 97.2m, she is the 12th biggest SuperYacht in the world. I got some pics for you and also dug up some interesting (very spicy) info about her and her owners. Here are some pics I took of [...]
Hitting Europe in early October is like hitting Cape Town in March/April – you miss all the mayhem, the queues, the mad heat, the traffic and the pumped-up season prices. The big gamble is the weather. You’ll more than likely nail it, but there’s a chance it will be miserable. Turns out we nailed it…
Plans have been set in motion to build a $1 billion replica of India’s Taj Mahal, in Dubai. The ambitious project is part of an even bigger development which includes replicas of several other world famous structures.
Today marks the beginning of the National Day Golden Week, a seven-day long national holiday in China. In celebration of the occasion, the government decided to lift the tolls on all of the country’s roads, prompting a flood of eager travellers and some of the worst traffic jams ever seen – by last night there were already 85 million people on the roads, up 13% from the previous year.
Seriously, this winter is dragging on a bit don’t you think? Why not get the hell out of the dodge and chill for seven nights in Zanzibar. The price is a bit ridiculous at R8,995 (ALL IN) – you’d me mental not to grab it by the horns! And this little spot – Ras Michamvi [...]
Berlin has just shot to the number three most visited tourist destination in Europe, coming in just behind London and Paris. The difference is that London and Paris have been hosting tourists for a good few hundred years. Berlin, on the other had, has only been welcoming guests for the last 20. Ze Germans aren’t too happy about this.
We’ve all been there, the fasten-your-seatbelt sign is illuminated, the plane is taxiing, air hostesses line the aisles and everyone is asked to switch-off any electronic devices as they may interfere with the airplanes instruments, or some such drivel. But, how much truth does that bold statement actually hold, could a simple text message or something of the like actually have a severe, adverse affect on your flight? The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) investigated…
Well, look at this – it’s all happening at the Mount Nelson’s Planet Restaurant! Can you imagine a night of dinner and dance in Cape Town’s coolest restaurant? This is pure class on tap – Haydn Gardner and the Hot Shots perform soul, jazz, blues and pop as you dine and dance the night away!
During a recent stay at my official Cape town residence, the Mount Nelson, I noticed that the local method cap classique of choice on their menu, is Pierre Jourdan. It makes sense why I can now reveal that Pierre Jourdan Brut is the official exclusive 2oceansvibe cap classique.
The Discovery Leadership Summit is currently taking place in Sandton and, as is the case with most such events, a protest is a-brewing. The masses are out to get Tony Blair and roads will be closed from 13h00 to 17h00, this afternoon.
1time has announced in a statement that it will halt operations between Johannesburg and Mombasa – effective from September 17.
LOOK at this place. It’s called Sanbona Game Reserve. It specialises in looking beautiful, being luxurious, having the Big 5, and running 50% OFF SPECIALS. They call that “unheard of”. The special is happening NOW, but not for very long, so you need to MOVE. CLICK HERE to book now!
Lucas Hartong, a member of the European Parliament from the Netherlands, has asked the European Parliament to cancel South African Airways’ landing rights in Europe over its anti-white hiring laws.
Flying is a nightmare, or rather, the facilities surrounding flying are a nightmare. Checking in two hours prior to your flight, going through the entire security rigmarole which sees you unpacking half of luggage and then having to squeeze it back in, and then rushing onto an overcrowded airplane only to wedge yourself in between an overweight, nervous flyer and a hyperactive five-year-old first timer. Seems like there should be an easier solution, and now there just might be.
Earlier this year, it was reported that 1time Airline was in serious financial trouble, and some even wondered if they’d be around next year. 1time now requires a business rescue as they are “financially distressed”, and owe millions.
“‘Hey that’s my seat man,’ I said. A quick drawing ‘fuck you its mine now’ was the response as I sat down next to him mumbling ‘charming’.” That’s pretty much how movie producer Cassian Elwes’s cross-country flight started when he found an unruly ex-marine in his seat, and it was all uphill from there.
The exact same 1time aircraft that was forced to make an emergency landing on August 5th this year was forced to do the same yesterday afternoon on its way to Durban from Cape Town.
I’m glad this has happened, because it sparks an interesting debate regarding luxury consumerism and expectations. In this case it’s to do with two 1st Class passengers on a Qantas flight from LA to Melbourne. Did they do the right thing or were they being ridiculous?
Malta. Middle of the Mediterranean Sea. Occupied for hundreds of years by marauding Ottoman Turks, Crusaders, the British – you name it. Some country you know has probably made an attempt at conquering the cluster of three islands – Malta, Gozo and Comino. Malta is not a destination that you think of when contemplating a [...]
Yesterday was International Women’s Day, and I took The Muse to The Mount Nelson for a spot good old fashioned loving. While we were there, relaxing, as one does, on a public holiday, I decided that the rest of the weekend needed to be used appropriately. That’s when I once again turned to the go! Travel app on my iPad for some motivation and some ideas.
Radical video footage has emerged, taken from inside the cockpit of a plane in Idaho, as it went down through a forest. All four passengers survived. You gotta watch this. According to the Telegraph: The footage, posted on YouTube last week, shows the excited travellers record their take-off onboard the small propeller-driven plane as they [...]
“The plane that we were on was old and had sticky tape holding up the emergency exit sign,” says 1Time passenger about Sunday’s 1Time flight T6 653 that made an emergency landing shortly after take-off.
Have you heard about the go! Travel South Africa App for iPad? My goodness it’s mind blowing!
South African Airways is introducing a new check-in baggage policy on September 5, 2012, and it restricts the number of pieces of baggage a passenger may check in, rather than the total weight of the passenger’s checked baggage.
We reported earlier this year that Mango would be the first South African airline to offer a Wi-Fi service on its aircraft. Between then and now, the first inaugural flight has been made, and most reports so far have been positive.
Michael O’Leary of Ryanair – the world’s most profitable airline – says that Ryanair does three things well, no more, no less: “We arrive and leave on time, we give good fares [read: competitive], we do not lose your bags”. It’s a winning formula!