While the halaal scene in Joburg is comprised of mostly chain restaurants and pop-ups, Durban is full to the bursting with halaal options, and we struggle to eat our way through the city at every visit. With new options springing up all the time, there’s always something new to try, and we’re always left wanting more. Note that since things change so fast in this space, it’s always a good idea to confirm halaal status before you go by calling or checking websites of local authorities, such as SANHA, ICSA, NIHT, or MJC.
We embarked on a week-long cruise from New Orleans on the Carnival Dream, bound for the Caribbean during the December holidays. The itinerary included two days at sea, along with a day each at Costa Maya, Mahogany Bay, Belize City, and Cozumel. We were three couples travelling together on a family trip, and overall, we all loved the experience.
Just three and a half hours away from Johannesburg, lies the charming little town of Clarens, in the Free State Province of South Africa. With little boutiques and adventure sports on offer, it has something for everyone and makes the perfect weekend getaway. With rolling green fields, and snaking roads bordered by majestic yellow poplars, experiencing Clarens in the fall is like stepping into another country.
When it comes to packing for a trip, it’s easy to forget or overlook some of the basic things we use everyday. Sometimes, the challenge is not necessarily forgetting, but finding pretty, compact versions of common items that are easy to pack, or not knowing the alternatives exist! See below for our guide on essentials for Muslim travellers.
While most people seem to visit New Orleans for the opportunity to drink on street corners, there’s so much more to the Crescent City than getting drunk and listening to jazz. While the party rages on Bourbon Street at all hours, venture further afield and you’ll find that there’s art and culture, food and nature, and a history that’s richer and more complex than almost any other city in the United States, all waiting to be discovered.
With rising baggage fees and whirlwind trips through multiple destinations, learning to pack efficiently is an essential skill for any traveller. Whether you’re planning on living out of a carry-on for two weeks, or visiting places with different climates, this article will help you to pack like a pro.