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It was a cold wintry morning.  It was still dark as we made our way to the meeting point at Al Saad.  The stillness of the morning did not prepare us for what was to come.  As we arrived , the headlights of a vehicle beckon us and lo and behold, we started to make…

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44 on Stanley

This is a regular spot of ours whenever we are in Johannesburg. Perfect Saturday venue where you can relax at one of the many coffee shops and restaurants. Chill with a cappuccino under the trees on a couch or a lounger sipping your warm cappuccino. This little precinct, tucked away between high rise buildings, offers…

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Journey of a thousand miles…… (part 3)

The sound of the gong chime announcing that breakfast was ready. We both sat silently, admiring the view and so grateful for the experience. We arrived at this beautiful Pretoria station, happy to be home but sad to leave @rovosrail . For the better part, I was lost for words to describe the amazing experience we…

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Journey of a thousand miles…. (part 2…)

Breakfast with a view… Gliding graciously across the plains of Africa on @rovosrail , you’ll be treated to a medley of magnificent views . Meals on @rovosrail are a grand affair. Breakfast being the least formal unlike lunch and dinner which is a four-course menu. Soon after the train was set in motion, my main activity was staring out…

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Journey of a thousand miles… (part 1)

we arrived at the staion to yet another warm welcome by the Rovos Rail Team. This was our family for the duration of our journey with @rovosrail . The most amazing team, caring, kind, gentle and so attentive. Check in… While we waited to board the train, we were treated to freshly made snacks and beverages…

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The Manor

The Manor Built over 100 years ago, the Manor has an aura of grandeur and old-world charm. Home for the night… We were warmly welcomed by The Manor’s team. Without further delay we were shown our room. Every care was taken to ensure We have a memorable experience. Our room for the night… The interior…

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Dreams do come true….

Reminiscing about my journey with Rovos Rail, a major highlight for me this year, a dream come true. July 2019, was filled with some many emotions, family loss and new beginning all at once, can only aptly describe it as bitter-sweet… in the midst of this roller coaster of emotions, what seemed like just another…

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Escaping from it all

A spur of the moment decision, it was just around mid-day when I decided to pursue the long overdue visit to Banana Island. With a few simple phone calls, all was confirmed. Driving to the terminal with nothing else but the clothes on my body, I called my best friend, my confidant, my partner to…

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“You gotta Nourish to Flourish!”

The North of Doha during the winter is usually well-known for setting up Winter camps, evening barbeques and hare-hunting. However, our last trip was about something a little greener. Not too far north from the capital city, we took a turn at the Um Al Amad Interchange to discover Eden Farm. This sanctuary was initially…

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Marsa Malaz kempinski – An Oasis of Art Masterpieces

With its 281 rooms including 73 suites, 2 Presidential and 2 Royal suites, personalized butler and the breathtaking panoramic views over the Arabian Gulf, white sandy beach and 8 individual pools, Marsa Malaz Kempinsiki is incomparable to other hotels. Bespoke artworks in each room, reflecting the region’s rich heritage and history, are part of what…

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