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Dubai City Tour lifts the spirit after shocking Emirates service!

I had the misfortune to experience Dubai under less than perfect conditions, and with it Emirates airline, which once was the best airline in the world (now dropped to number four, as rated by Skytrax)! A City Tour by Sun Tours helped to restore my appreciation for what Dubai has to offer! Continue reading →

Computicket Sweet Service and Flight Centre Sea Point Sour Service Awards!

ComputicketThe Sweet Service Award goes to William of Computicket at the Theatre on the Bay in Camps Bay, for his fantastic service I have enjoyed over the years. This week he changed a booking for ‘My Fair Lady’ to a date after the one which I had tickets for, but which I could not make due to a return flight arriving a day later. Normally one can only exchange tickets for an earlier date, but I will be out of the country for all the other dates of the musical.


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WhaleTales Tourism, Food, and Wine news headlines: 25 August

imageTourism, Food, and Wine news headlines

*   The Rand dropped to its lowest level ever yesterday, at R14 to the dollar, mainly in reaction to lower than expected growth forecast for China. The exchange rate will impact on inflation locally, but the oil price was at a 61/2 year low of $40 per barrel yesterday.

*   The on-going visa regulation drama can have a further dire consequence, Continue reading →

Chicken or beef: take-off to a first holiday in seven years!

AA flightThe hospitality industry is a tough (self-inflicted) taskmaster, especially when you have a ‘boss’ as tough as I have, 24/7 duty being the norm!

A gathering of the von Ulmenstein family in Ulm, to explore the origin of our family name and title granted by the then Kaiser Karl the Sixth more than 300 years ago, was the impetus for the journey, to which I have added additional Continue reading →