SA: Strandloper – Langebaan

To us, local is lekker. Local food, local staff, local taste – all on an a scale of international proportions. We welcome guests from far and wide. From Boksburg to Bangkok, from Cape Town to Cairo, we’re here to make sure you enjoy the ultimate in good, old-fashioned, down-to-earth, West Coast awesomeness. You’ll find us to be a tight-knit family who love what we do. Whether it’s building fires, turning grids, baking breads or simply making you feel right at home, we’re into fun, sun, surf and everything that goes with it. We’ve been meeting, greeting and bringing our guests memorable moments since ‘pa fell off the bus’ (which in South Africa is a great way of saying we’ve been doing what we do for a very, very long time). Some of our staff (like Marie) have devoted almost their entire working lives to us. All have been born and raised in the region. We treat them with love and respect because that’s just the way we are.

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Kenya 2022: CULTIVA and homeward bound

Fine dining with a rustic feel. Cultiva is a pop up on an organic farm in Langata. The food is fine dining, the venue farmyard chic.The restaurant space is nestled between two shipping containers that act as kitchens. The main kitchen a huge open workspace where you can watch the chefs make dreams come true. On the other side of the room is a vast open bar, made of chunky wood and backed by exposed brick walls. The furniture made of converted barrels sits around high tables, decorated with baobab pods and candles. Produce is grown freshly in the veg patches surrounding the outside dining tables.

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Estonia: A Taste of Tallinn

Tallinn is Estonia's capital which has retained its medieval walled cobblestoned Old Town which is considered an Old World Treasure and UNESCO heritage site. It is built on a limestone hill and is lined picturesque churches, merchant's houses and underground tunnels. It provides the perfect photo opportunities and the chance to sample some unique food and drink. The longest tunnel in the world measuring between 93-103Kms Helsinki-Tallinn railway tunnel should be inaugurated in the 2030s at a cost of 15b Euros.

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Romania: Bucharest, Dracula’s Castle (Bran), Peles Royal Palace and Brasov Old Town

The largest of the Balkan countries, Romania has dramatic mountain scenery and a coastline on the Black Sea. It has seen numerous empires come and go from the Roman and Ottoman to the Austro-Hungarian. After World War II the country fell under Communist rule, although the leadership pursued a foreign policy independent of that of the Soviet Union. The legacy of Communist leader Nicolae Ceausescu lingered long after the uprising which brought about his downfall on Christmas Day 1989. A slower developer than other former communist countries of eastern Europe, Romania took a major step away from its past when it was one of seven countries to join Nato in late March 2004. In April 2005 Bucharest signed an EU accession treaty, paving the way for Romania eventually to join the union in January 2007.

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Italy: Ravello -2021

Ravello, a resort town set 365 meters above the Tyrrhenian Sea by Italy’s Amalfi Coast, is home to iconic cliffside gardens. The 13th-century, Moorish-style Villa Rufolo offers far-reaching views from its terraced gardens, and hosts indoor and outdoor concerts during the popular summertime Ravello Festival. Villa Cimbrone, a medieval-style estate perched on a steep outcrop, is surrounded by another celebrated garden.

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Italy: Positano – 2021

Positano is a cliffside village on southern Italy's Amalfi Coast. It's a well-known holiday destination with a pebble beachfront and steep, narrow streets lined with boutiques and cafes. Its Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta features a majolica-tiled dome and a 13th-century Byzantine icon of the Virgin Mary. The Sentiero degli Dei hiking trail links Positano to other coastal towns.

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Italy: Capri – 2021

Capri, an island in Italy’s Bay of Naples, is famed for its rugged landscape, upscale hotels and shopping, from designer fashions to limoncello and handmade leather sandals. One of its best-known natural sites is the Blue Grotto, a dark cavern where the sea glows electric blue, the result of sunlight passing through an underwater cave. In summer, Capri's dramatic, cove-studded coastline draws many yachts.

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