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Sweet Service Award goes to Blaque handbag shop; Sour Service Award goes to Uber Rio De Janeiro!

The Sweet Service Award goes to Blaque handbag shop in Alto Palermo in Buenos Aires, and the staff member who spoke good English when I shopped for handbags there, as well as another staff member who served me on a subsequent visit, exchanging one of the bags with a new one when the zip was not working properly. Continue reading →

Portuguese slave shipwreck found off Camps Bay!

Camp Bay hipIt sounded like an April Fool’s Day story, but it appears to be true. Just as I was departing on holiday, the news broke that a Portuguese slave ship has been  found off the coast of Camp Bay, which sank more than 200 years ago. The New York Times was the first to break the story!

In 1794 the São José-Paquete de Africa ship left Mocambique for Brazil Continue reading →