Thursday, October 6, 2022

Cathay Pacific HKG-JNB: 13 Hours of Lie-Flat

Can you tell me how to get, how to get to South Africa? There's the painful way, flying coach on Delta on one of the longest flights from ATL-JNB and then there's the right way HKG-JNB.

Doubletree Cape Town: Too Far to Taxi

The Doubletree Cape Town Upper Eastside is not in a good location. It is far from the waterfront, far from the beach, and far from any taxi driver's recollection of how to get there. .

Radisson Blu Waterfront Cape Town: Yeah Buddy

Right next to the Waterfront, right across the street from the barely used soccer stadium is the idyllic Radisson Blu Cape Town. It's in an excellent, safe spot from which to explore one of the best cities in the world.

Guns & Butter: Cape Town Travel Guide

Cape Town is my second favorite city in the world next to Shanghai, China. There is too much to do and see there making TPOL's Travel Philosophy of staying for 3-4 days inapplicable.

The Conrad Pezula: Knysna, South Africa

I have used my Hilton Stay Certificates poorly. The first was at the Conrad Tokyo where I was out all hours and didn't make use of the hotel. The second was at the Conrad Pezula located near Knysna, South Africa.

One Night in Knysna: A Quickie Travel Guide

Given the weather and the duration of my time in Knysna, this will not be a comprehensive travel guide. Still, I can tell you what to do when it's raining and pouring. To begin, Knsyna is a golfer's paradise. I wasn't a golfer at the time and am glad I wasn't because it would've been quite the tragedy to travel all the way there and miss out on a few rounds in golf heaven.

A Free RT Flight to Durban en Route to Mauritius

A crafty man, TPOL needed to get from the Western Cape to Mauritius in business. At the same time, he wanted to visit Durban. The problem is that he only had one day to visit Durban and couldn't justify paying or using points for a flight there when he ultimately had fly out of Joburg.

Bunny Chow in Durban, South Africa

On the way to the Hilton Durban, a comfortable choice in the heart of Durban, I had a chat with the taxi driver. Among other factoids, he told me that Durban has the largest concentration of Indians outside of India. This seemed as random as Sao Paulo having the second largest Japanese population outside of Japan. After learning why so many Indians came to South Africa, I asked the driver about the Indian food in Durban.

Le Méridien Ile Maurice: An Affordable Option in Mauritius

I foolishly booked Le Méridien Ile Maurice for one night to save a few points. The next two nights I would be at the idyllic St. Regis Mauritius which was located on the other side of the island and had I taken another taxi would have cost $100.
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