In a New York state of mind

October 10, 2006

Yup, you guessed it.  Very soon I will be off on holiday again – Saturday, in fact!  And, in what appears to be an annual event, we will once again be visiting the USA.  But unlike last year when we cruised around the laid back southwestern states, this time round we’re going to the east […]

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Oktoberfest 2006 diary

October 1, 2006

So… down to the serious business of what I ate, drank and got up to at Oktoberfest 2006.  This was our third trip (with our last trip in 2004 being documented here and recorded on film here.  For a running photographic accompaniment to this post, feel free to chek out my photo album of Oktoberfest […]

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11 tips to make the most of the Munich Oktoberfest

September 28, 2006

So… Almost 1,000,000 litres of beer consumed. About 15 000 chickens roasted and eaten. 10 whole oxen roasted and eaten. 900,000 visitors. And that is just the opening weekend! Yes, the good folk of Bavaria and beyond are once again celebrating the Munich Oktoberfest.  So why all the excitement – what exactly is being celebrated, apart […]

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Hello from sunny South Africa!

March 2, 2006

Well,to tell you hte honest truth,it’s pouring with rain right now in wonderful Plettenberg Bay where I’m enjoying the second of my 2 weeks’ holiday at home… But I though I’d better let you all know that I’m not dead!!  No internetaccess (at an internet cafe now) and in some ways that’s been a bit […]

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Too busy to blog Dubai!

November 29, 2005

Well, I’m still in Dubai but I’m afraid there’s just toooo much to do to have time to blog!! You will just ave to wait till I get home tomorrow to hear more… Just to give you an idea, Sunday we shopped in one of the malls near here (Lamcy Plaza ) and then by […]

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Dubai, Day 1

November 27, 2005

Well, I have to say, everything I was told about Dubai turned out to be correct! It’s safe, the people are friendly, you move from air-conditioned hotel to air-conditioned taxi to air-conditioned mall. Oh yes, and your credit card is in mortal danger!  And it’s hot.  Really, really hot.  We arrived in the dead of […]

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The Cooksister reporting from Dubai

November 26, 2005

Yes, readers, I´m afraid I have snuck out of the country AGAIN!  An unexpected opportunity came up to come over for the weekend and here I am…  Staying in the Movenpick hotel and having a ball!  We arrived last night at 03h30 and after 4 hours sleep we hit the town.  Shopping malls, the beach, […]

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