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Forum: DiningBuzz
Jan 15, 21, 4:43 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 3,171
Posted By east_of_the_sun

I like so many of the aromas already mentioned! ...

I like so many of the aromas already mentioned!

Here are a few more:

freshly popped corn

sliced limes

spearmint
Forum: DiningBuzz
Jan 31, 20, 11:20 am
Replies: 1,750
Views: 71,942
Posted By east_of_the_sun

It's lunchtime here and I'm drinking a glass of...

It's lunchtime here and I'm drinking a glass of ginger beer, but most other days I'd be having a glass of unsweetened iced tea with lemon.
Forum: DiningBuzz
Jan 29, 20, 3:27 pm
Replies: 216
Views: 12,192
Posted By east_of_the_sun

I am a fan of most types of seafood, but I...

I am a fan of most types of seafood, but I really, really love diver scallops.
Grilled wild salmon ( and even the farm-raised variety) is also a favorite and it is often my “default” choice if...
Jun 28, 19, 10:52 am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,465
Posted By east_of_the_sun

Ooh, I hope you find some treasures! I love...

Ooh, I hope you find some treasures!

I love to shop in grocery and drug stores for cosmetics when I travel, too. I almost always find things I’ve never seen before and I buy those for souvenirs...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 26, 19, 9:58 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,424
Posted By east_of_the_sun

My husband and I took my 15 year old twin nieces...

My husband and I took my 15 year old twin nieces ( who have a different last name than ours) on safari in Tanzania.
In addition to having a notarized consent-to-travel letter from my sister and...
Forum: Africa
Feb 16, 19, 7:56 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,351
Posted By east_of_the_sun

Our party of 4 was very pleased with Anne- Marie...

Our party of 4 was very pleased with Anne- Marie Breen , owner of Taste the Cape (http://tastethecape.co.za/) . She picked us up at our waterfront hotel ( The Cape Grace) and over a 3 day period took...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Aug 27, 18, 7:17 am
Replies: 27
Views: 2,123
Posted By east_of_the_sun

Stella D’ Oro Egg Biscuits. Anyone else remember...

Stella D’ Oro Egg Biscuits. Anyone else remember those? They were round with scalloped edges and had a hole in their center.
They had a rather crunchy exterior and were not overly sweet, I like to...
Forum: Africa
Mar 17, 18, 10:32 am
Replies: 20
Views: 3,365
Posted By east_of_the_sun

I second the suggestion for the Intercontinental...

I second the suggestion for the Intercontinental , it’s less than a 5 minute walk from the airport terminal. I’ve stayed there overnight several times between arriving on the long ATL-JNB flight and...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Jan 10, 18, 3:47 pm
Replies: 167
Views: 21,098
Posted By east_of_the_sun

My favorite breakfast is an omelet stuffed with...

My favorite breakfast is an omelet stuffed with diced tomatoes, sliced mushrooms, and chopped spinach, then shredded cheese sprinkled on top.

Add some hash browns , some buttered toast, and a cup...
Forum: Africa
Nov 20, 17, 12:05 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 11,278
Posted By east_of_the_sun

It must be very unsettling to read of a plane...

It must be very unsettling to read of a plane crash when that particular carrier is one you yourself are scheduled to fly in the near future.

I don’t have words that might ease your mind other...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 25, 17, 10:24 am
Replies: 46
Views: 5,362
Posted By east_of_the_sun

After two or three days of hotel rooms I tend to...

After two or three days of hotel rooms I tend to miss my comfy club chair, ottoman, and the good reading lamp that’s next to the chair. :)
Forum: Trip Reports
Jul 15, 17, 9:31 am
Replies: 41
Views: 10,934
Posted By east_of_the_sun

Thank you for your wonderful trip report and for...

Thank you for your wonderful trip report and for sharing the rituals of the Hajj.
Forum: Africa
May 9, 17, 4:10 pm
Replies: 149
Views: 22,021
Posted By east_of_the_sun

Mr. east_of_the_sun and I took Malarone per the...

Mr. east_of_the_sun and I took Malarone per the advice of our travel clinic on 6 previous trips to Africa ( South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Kenya, Tanzania/Zanzibar).

We will be taking...
Mar 31, 17, 8:26 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 10,346
Posted By east_of_the_sun

I prefer non-lathering facial cleansers and use...

I prefer non-lathering facial cleansers and use Cetaphil in its lotion formula. It’s gentle and non-drying to my skin and removes my eye makeup well.

Cetaphil also is available in a bar form...
Aug 8, 16, 8:32 am
Replies: 64
Views: 22,760
Posted By east_of_the_sun

When my husband and I are traveling together...

When my husband and I are traveling together we“cross-pack” an outfit ( or sometimes two).
That means I have an entire set of his clothes packed in my luggage and he has an entire set of my...
Jul 24, 16, 10:25 am
Replies: 72
Views: 11,929
Posted By east_of_the_sun

I don’t change into PJs...even for the long...

I don’t change into PJs...even for the long ATL-JNB flight. Instead, I arrive at my departure airport dressed in well- fitting, wrinkle- resistant clothes.

Black knit slacks , a neat t-shirt...
Jun 24, 16, 12:38 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 6,851
Posted By east_of_the_sun

I like Hue ( brand) cotton leggings and have...

I like Hue ( brand) cotton leggings and have purchased them at Nordstrom and at Macy’s. They layer nicely under skirts.

Hue also makes a footless tight that might work for you, too.
May 14, 16, 9:39 am
Replies: 39
Views: 3,994
Posted By east_of_the_sun

My favorite afternoon tea venue is Claridge’s. ...

My favorite afternoon tea venue is Claridge’s. They serve a wide variety of teas along with very tasty finger sandwiches, scones, and pastries.
The Art Deco setting is quite pretty.

I also...
May 8, 16, 10:11 am
Replies: 33
Views: 8,709
Posted By east_of_the_sun

I do the same. I like to pack 2 or 3 toddler...

I do the same. I like to pack 2 or 3 toddler sized hangers that have clips. They take up little room in my luggage. I use them mostly to dry "undies".
Apr 8, 16, 10:28 am
Replies: 5
Views: 19,803
Posted By east_of_the_sun

"Smart jeans" makes me think: well-fitted (...

"Smart jeans" makes me think: well-fitted ( neither too tight nor too baggy), dark wash, non-faded, non-ripped, and neatly pressed.
Forum: Africa
Aug 7, 15, 9:43 am
Replies: 9
Views: 2,301
Posted By east_of_the_sun

Yanks0114 does the ~ $7250 pp ( that you’ve...

Yanks0114 does the ~ $7250 pp ( that you’ve priced for your itinerary) include costs for all your intra-South Africa and intra-Seychelles transportation?
Jul 12, 15, 4:35 pm
Replies: 186
Views: 23,140
Posted By east_of_the_sun

Sorry you’re not getting the opportunity to fly...

Sorry you’re not getting the opportunity to fly in a 747 upper deck seat today.:(

Where did Delta reseat you on the A330-300?

My husband and I are scheduled to fly upstairs on DL 72 next month.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 20, 15, 10:13 am
Replies: 46
Views: 6,066
Posted By east_of_the_sun

So far I’ve been able to “ will myself” to wake...

So far I’ve been able to “ will myself” to wake up at whatever time I need to wake up, BUT I want a wake-up call as back-up when staying in a hotel and so does my husband.
I don’t think we’ve ever...
Forum: Africa
Apr 26, 15, 11:18 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,958
Posted By east_of_the_sun

It’s true that rigid-sided luggage cannot be...

It’s true that rigid-sided luggage cannot be accommodated on the Fedair flights ( due to their small-ish baggage compartment) , but each of you will be allowed to check a soft-sided duffel bag...
Feb 7, 15, 1:27 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,796
Posted By east_of_the_sun

My husband and I have flown DL 200 several times....

My husband and I have flown DL 200 several times.
It is a looooong haul :); so wear what works best for you.

We board dressed in comfortable , fairly wrinkle- resistant clothes and don’t feel the...
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