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Posts Tagged ‘Johannesburg’

What Is the Opposite of Local Travel?

  • The Travel Word
  • 31 October 2012

The concept of “local travel” is still sometimes misunderstood. It’s about shifting your travel values so that your are mindful and supportive of local people, the local environment, local culture and local economy. Local travel can also be defined by what it is not. So we’ve asked the staff at The Travel Word to think about the opposite of local travel. What is the very antithesis of local travel? Here are our thoughts.

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Take It Slow: Get off the High-Speed Tour Bus!

  • Laurel Angrist
  • 12 March 2012

You’ve seen them flocking together at every major tourist site: groups of travellers in bright Hawaiian shirts escorted by their tour guides, who lead them around like herds of cattle. They snap photos with their brand-new cameras and are then wrangled back on the bus. One hopes that one day these folk will realise this is no way to see the world, watching the landscapes whirr by instead of savouring the journey.

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Extreme Sports: Diving from Great Heights at the Orlando Towers in Soweto, South Africa

  • Sam Goodwin
  • 10 June 2011

At first we waited at the foot of the tower, watching the group before us throw themselves into gravity’s embrace from 100 metres above. This increased the anticipation, and perhaps the apprehension too, but given past experiences and my love of bungee I was desperate to give it my go.

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Local Food: A Culinary World Tour

  • WHL Group
  • 18 October 2010

When it comes to life’s simple pleasures, food definitely ranks near (if not at) the top of the list for most people. It’s probably fair to say that the way to a whole nation’s heart is through its stomach, so finding out what makes a country tick is often as simple as checking out what dishes regularly make it onto the dinner table. Thanks to the efforts of our local partners around the globe, we’ve assembled an extensive selection of typical local appetisers, soups and stews, main dishes, vegetarian dishes, desserts, drinks and snacks and street foods.

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Epicureans Rejoice! A Celebration of Food and Drink Festivals from Around the World

  • Natasha Robinson
  • 16 October 2010

Great sources of national pride, a country’s cuisine and local produce are as much a cause for celebration as its culture and history. Not a month goes by without an homage to food and drink somewhere in the world, so check out our selection of events encouraging you to kick up your heels, eat, drink and be merry.

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The Lasting Legacy of the 2010 FIFA World Cup

  • Diane Zhang
  • 27 September 2010

The day after Spain held aloft the 2010 World Cup trophy, we found ourselves listening to South African talkback radio during a long drive down towards the country’s picturesque Eastern Cape. The topic for the show was what hosting the World Cup had meant to each listener. As the kilometres whizzed by caller after caller expressed their pride, as South Africans, at having proven the doubters wrong by staging one of the most spectacular sporting events ever.

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Caught Between World Cup Games in South Africa? Get Close to the People and the Land

  • Ethan Gelber and Crystel Carre-Hodgson
  • 30 December 2009

When the stadiums are empty, plan a tour or activity in or near the World Cup host cities to get to know the real South Africa “This World Cup belongs to Africa!” declared Sepp Blatter, FIFA president, at the Cape Town Convention Centre on 5 December 2009, the long-awaited day of the World Cup 2010…

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Urban Adventures Open a Whole New World

  • WHL Group
  • 1 October 2009

On 1 October 2009, Urban Adventures opened a whole new world to travellers yearning to unlock the secrets of some of their favourite urban centres. A global range of city-based tours, Urban Adventures is a franchise-based network of local tour operators specialising in high-quality experiential tour and activity services.

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Johannesburg: the Seventh whl.travel Wonder in South Africa

  • whl.travel
  • 6 July 2009

THIS ARTICLE IS AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH AND AFRIKAANS. Johannesburg, more affectionately called Jo’burg or Jozi, is a diversified and dynamic city and one that is constantly evolving. Jo’burg has a turbulent past but today is one of the most prosperous cities in South Africa. It is rich in cultural experiences and travellers will be hard pressed to choose from the many Johannesburg sights and green spaces.

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