Liz at Lancaster Guest House

Liz at Lancaster Guest House

Posted on: September 15, 2014| By: admin

I hear Liz answering the phone with a ‘Hello Liz speaking, Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse’, and I know this is not just an ordinary Guesthouse.  She chats on the phone, takes note of a new booking, gives the client all the details, follows up by email, and then greets the Englishman, as he makes his way…
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Art and Culture in Jozi

Art and Culture in Jozi

Posted on: August 29, 2014| By: admin

There is art all over Johannesburg right now.  Street art in Maboneng, performance art in Newtown (secret venues, look out for it) and hair art in Braamfontein. Last week we saw the 7th FNB Johannesburg Art Fair, which was truly extraordinary.  The fair displayed the finest and most significant art from the African continent, and…
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Unfriendly Immigration Laws

Unfriendly Immigration Laws

Posted on: August 27, 2014| By: admin

The beauty of incoming travel to South Africa has been our ability, as hospitality providers, to work well together.  Travel agents, tour operators, ground-handlers, hotels and guesthouses have worked as a community.  We help one another, all with the same aim: – We want happy, satisfied tourists. One happy tourist is the best kind of…
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Road trippin’ from Jozi

Road trippin’ from Jozi

Posted on: August 19, 2014| By: admin

Johannesburg is a hectic city.  We love it but it’s busy, mad, chaotic, and sometimes, really nice to escape from.  So throw your bag in the boot, fill up with petrol, put on your favorite music, stock up on biltong, and – get away for the weekend! There are tons of places to go to,…
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Tony Sparks – RIP

Tony Sparks – RIP

Posted on: August 5, 2014| By: admin

Tony Sparks and Graham Carrick had been together for almost thirty-one years.   A while back, when they had discussed the possibility of death, Tony insisted Graham make him a few promises: – No tears.  No sad funeral music. And definitely no Jacques Brel or Andrea Bocelli.  The no-tears part was tricky, but Graham, in his…
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Decorex

Decorex

Posted on: August 4, 2014| By: admin

One of our favorite shows is opening in a few days time, and we’re struggling to contain our excitement. Decorex is an annual Johannesburg décor and lifestyle expo, and is the biggest event for style, trend and cozy living.  The theme this year is ‘Design Your Life’ and it’s a must visit if you’re planning…
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Walk the Talk

Walk the Talk

Posted on: July 28, 2014| By: admin

If you’re not walking around today clutching your back or moaning about the blisters on your feet, then you’re definitely not from Johannesburg.  Yesterday, 27 July 2014, marked the annual Radio 702  Discovery Walk the Talk, the most brilliant day in Jozi.  Thousands of people left their homes at the crack of dawn, braved the…
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Fabulous Fordsburg

Fabulous Fordsburg

Posted on: July 23, 2014| By: admin

I could be forgiven for thinking I was in India. Everything had an Eastern flair, yet I was just ten minutes out of Johannesburg’s northern suburbs.  I was in the multi-ethnic suburb of Fordsburg, close to the Johannesburg CBD, exploring a new (for me) and dynamic area. Fordsburg is a major centre of Indian and…
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Arranging a conference in Jo’burg?  We can help!

Arranging a conference in Jo’burg? We can help!

Posted on: July 10, 2014| By: admin

Arranging a conference can be stressful.  The work that goes into finding the right venue, sourcing the equipment, figuring out the seating and having a plentiful supply of sandwiches, cake and coffee is huge.  And that is not the half of it, as any conference organizer will tell you.  It’s important to have a room…
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A Johannesburg Street Party

A Johannesburg Street Party

Posted on: July 4, 2014| By: admin

Fete de la Musique, held in Melville last weekend, was celebrated by more than ten thousand people, and was one of the main events of the 2014 French season in South Africa. Organized by Alliance Francais, Fete de la Musique is fast becoming our most colorful, creative and multi cultural affair. It’s a giant street party,…
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