” This 10 day cycle from Cape Town to Pietermaritzburg to run the Comrades Marathon on day 11 is a journey of the heart inspired by the life of Phil Masterton-Smith who couldn’t afford the train fare from Cape Town to Pietermaritzburg in 1933 so he cycled up instead and finished 10th in the race. He died in World War Two in 1942. His nickname was “Unogwaja” meaning hare in Zulu and his legacy lives on in the Unogwaja Challenge.
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Solaire Resort & Casino Sandiestar Here’s where we spent the “Holy Weekend”: Solaire Resort & Casino located on Solaire Boulevard, Entertainment City, Manila. Solaire (“breeze from the sun”) is ran by Enrique Razon in partnership with Global Gaming Asset Management (the same people behind The Venetian, The Sands, and Marina Bay Sands). Every bit of the hotel is brand spanking new, from the decor to the gambling machines to the service (minor slip ups here and there, but forgivable at this time as they are on dry run). Heck, the whole place smells like a freshly unwrapped present.
One of the most amazing places in Greece,if not the world is Meteora. If you have seen pictures of Greece or spend any time looking through travel brochures then you have certainly been impressed by the monasteries perched on top of enormous rocks and have probably wondered how on earth they built them. The rocks themselves are impressive, rising from the plains of Thessaly a few miles northwest of Kalambaka. In fact the producers of James Bond found them so impressive that they had Roger Moore (or his stunt double most likely) climb the stone face of one in the movie For Your Eyes Only . Nowdays these rock faces are climbed by professional and amateurs looking for a challenge and what Paros is to wind-surfers, Meteora is to rock-climbers.
Hello all, As I am writing this blog I am on a 9 hour train ride from Yogyakarta (pronounced Cho-cha-karta) to Jakarta. It is a great time to catch up on my blog and let you know what has been going on for the last 16 days. As I am on the train it has made me think more about the travel then necessarily about each individual place. I think I might write this blog a little differently than some of the others and give you hopefully something more entertaining to read.
I knew as soon as I booked a trip to Israel that I wanted to find a way to get to Petra, Jordan , too. Years ago, I'd seen the city, carved into rocks, in a photo in a magazine. It immediately went on the travel to-do list. Since visiting, I think a fair amount about Petra, the "Pink City." I t feels mysterious and unknowable.