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Dec 14 2011

Hotel cinemas: Trend or anomaly?

Category: Cindy @ 04:03

When I was an editor in the home furnishings industry, if you went to a trade show and saw something new three times, you could pretty much count on it being a trend.

So when I was in South Africa and noticed that three of the seven hotels I visited had their own in-house cinemas, I thought it must be a trend. More...

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Dec 8 2011

Driving on the left: It can be exhilarating

Category: Destinations | General | On The Scene | SightseeingCindy @ 03:46

I have been driving for more decades than I care to admit, and because I live in the U.S., I have always driven on the right side of the road. More...

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Nov 16 2011

Franschhoek, South Africa: Wine and so much more

Category: Destinations | Dining | Favorites | GeneralCindy @ 04:27

Any trip to Cape Town, South Africa, should include a detour to one of the nearby wine countries. My daughter and I selected the charming town of Franschhoek for our wine valley experience, and we were so pleased we did! It offers award-winning wine and so much more. More...

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Nov 9 2011

Tips for Avoiding Crime in Cape Town

Category: Destinations | General | On The SceneCindy @ 04:57

Cape Town, South Africa, is one of the world’s most beautiful cities and a delightful place to visit, but unfortunately visitors need to be on their guard to avoid being a victim of crime. More...

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Nov 2 2011

A 16-hour flight: Not as bad as it sounds

Category: Destinations | General | On The SceneCindy @ 05:00

When I told friends and family that my flight to Cape Town, South Africa, included a 15- to 16-hour nonstop leg from New York to Johannesburg, many gasped in horror, saying they could never be on a plane that long.

 

But it really wasn’t that bad. In fact, it was less painful than some of the shorter flights I have taken. More...

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Oct 28 2011

A Snapshot of Hotels Around Cape Town

Category: General | On The SceneCindy @ 06:45

The Cape Town, South Africa, area—arguably one of the most beautiful places on earth—is blessed with a multitude of accommodation options, from small, reasonably priced guesthouses to ultra-luxurious hotels with prices to match. I had the pleasure of staying in six of these properties and visiting a seventh during a recent weeklong stay there. More...

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