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Old February 4th, 2007, 07:47 PM posted to rec.travel.africa
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What do you think is the most useful travel guide that I can buy once
I am in SA for an older couple on a month long trip?

Is there a SA restaurant guide?

What about the AA atlas?

I am planning on getting some free material from AA and the tourist
Authority.

Thanks

Doug Clark

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Old February 7th, 2007, 02:54 PM posted to rec.travel.africa
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Hi Doug,

Whatever you do, NEVER trust most restaurant guides :-)

The recent "Best of Johannesburg Awards" are testimony to this. Most
awards went to chain restaurants, because morons got to vote on their
favourite restaurants. A chain called "The Ocean Basket" won an award
for best seafood chain (orsome similar category)but in reality they
specialise in limp, overcooked, dreary fish, disgusting salads, and
tartare sauce that tastes like a combination of cheap mayonaise and
battery acid.

I'll see if I can find a DECENT guide to restaurants in Johannesburg
for you. If not, I'll post recommendadtions here.

One place I must recommend is Asaggi in the Post Office centre in
Illovo. It was started as a small family run Italian restaurant, and
it's always fully booked. The quail is melt-in-the-mouth marvelous,
the steak tartare is sublime. Their pasta is always superb.

BTW, I have no financial or personal interest in any restaurants, the
only interests I do have are gastronomic :-)

Happy eating,
Marc

On 4 Feb 2007 10:47:17 -0800, "
wrote:

What do you think is the most useful travel guide that I can buy once
I am in SA for an older couple on a month long trip?

Is there a SA restaurant guide?

What about the AA atlas?

I am planning on getting some free material from AA and the tourist
Authority.

Thanks

Doug Clark

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Old February 7th, 2007, 04:18 PM posted to rec.travel.africa
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On Feb 7, 8:54 am, Marc Lurie wrote:
Hi Doug,

Whatever you do, NEVER trust most restaurant guides :-)

The recent "Best of Johannesburg Awards" are testimony to this. Most
awards went to chain restaurants, because morons got to vote on their
favourite restaurants. A chain called "The Ocean Basket" won an award
for best seafood chain (orsome similar category)but in reality they
specialise in limp, overcooked, dreary fish, disgusting salads, and
tartare sauce that tastes like a combination of cheap mayonaise and
battery acid.

I'll see if I can find a DECENT guide to restaurants in Johannesburg
for you. If not, I'll post recommendadtions here.

One place I must recommend is Asaggi in the Post Office centre in
Illovo. It was started as a small family run Italian restaurant, and
it's always fully booked. The quail is melt-in-the-mouth marvelous,
the steak tartare is sublime. Their pasta is always superb.

BTW, I have no financial or personal interest in any restaurants, the
only interests I do have are gastronomic :-)

Happy eating,
Marc

On 4 Feb 2007 10:47:17 -0800, "



wrote:
What do you think is the most useful travel guide that I can buy once
I am in SA for an older couple on a month long trip?


Is there a SA restaurant guide?


What about the AA atlas?


I am planning on getting some free material from AA and the tourist
Authority.


Thanks


Doug Clark- Hide quoted text -


- Show quoted text -


Dear Marc,

Thank you for your advice. We are leaving tomorrow with the first
week in Johannesburg. One of your newspapers recommended a book
called EATING OUT. I will try to check my mail again but I am going
to the SANDTON mall Saturday and visit the AA office and bookstore.
Also, YAHOO travel has a "top ten" resturant list which includes
ASAGGI. First trip so every thing is not going to be the perfect. If
by chance you wrote me at my email address and mentioned that you were
coming to NYC, I am sorry to say that I lost your email address as I
want to send you some of our favorite NYC resturants.

I have started the blog for this trip and it is at:beulavillenc-
travel.blogspot.com

Thank you and the rec.travel.africa group for everything.

Doug Clark

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Old February 8th, 2007, 08:56 AM posted to rec.travel.africa
Marc Lurie[_1_]
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Hi Doug,

Please make a record of my contact details:
Cellphone +27114974581
Landline (011)3461310

You're welcome to give me a call if you have any hassles, or simply
need some info.

Are you OK for a ride from the airport to your apartment? I'd be more
than happy to meet you at the airport and give you a ride to your
apartment, and maybe a short orientation tour of Johannesburg on the
way. (Obviously, this depends on what time you arrive, as I am
involved in a conference very near the airport until Sunday.)

For the record, I have no interest in the hospitality or touris
industry at all. I simply know that every tourist who visits my
country and has a positive experience becomes an ambasador when they
return.

Regards,
Marc


-0800, " wrote:

On Feb 7, 8:54 am, Marc Lurie wrote:
Hi Doug,

Whatever you do, NEVER trust most restaurant guides :-)

The recent "Best of Johannesburg Awards" are testimony to this. Most
awards went to chain restaurants, because morons got to vote on their
favourite restaurants. A chain called "The Ocean Basket" won an award
for best seafood chain (orsome similar category)but in reality they
specialise in limp, overcooked, dreary fish, disgusting salads, and
tartare sauce that tastes like a combination of cheap mayonaise and
battery acid.

I'll see if I can find a DECENT guide to restaurants in Johannesburg
for you. If not, I'll post recommendadtions here.

One place I must recommend is Asaggi in the Post Office centre in
Illovo. It was started as a small family run Italian restaurant, and
it's always fully booked. The quail is melt-in-the-mouth marvelous,
the steak tartare is sublime. Their pasta is always superb.

BTW, I have no financial or personal interest in any restaurants, the
only interests I do have are gastronomic :-)

Happy eating,
Marc

On 4 Feb 2007 10:47:17 -0800, "



wrote:
What do you think is the most useful travel guide that I can buy once
I am in SA for an older couple on a month long trip?


Is there a SA restaurant guide?


What about the AA atlas?


I am planning on getting some free material from AA and the tourist
Authority.


Thanks


Doug Clark- Hide quoted text -


- Show quoted text -


Dear Marc,

Thank you for your advice. We are leaving tomorrow with the first
week in Johannesburg. One of your newspapers recommended a book
called EATING OUT. I will try to check my mail again but I am going
to the SANDTON mall Saturday and visit the AA office and bookstore.
Also, YAHOO travel has a "top ten" resturant list which includes
ASAGGI. First trip so every thing is not going to be the perfect. If
by chance you wrote me at my email address and mentioned that you were
coming to NYC, I am sorry to say that I lost your email address as I
want to send you some of our favorite NYC resturants.

I have started the blog for this trip and it is at:beulavillenc-
travel.blogspot.com

Thank you and the rec.travel.africa group for everything.

Doug Clark

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Old February 8th, 2007, 02:52 PM posted to rec.travel.africa
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Default ?Travel and Restaurant Guide?

On Feb 7, 3:54 pm, Marc Lurie wrote:
Hi Doug,

Whatever you do, NEVER trust most restaurant guides :-)

The recent "Best of Johannesburg Awards" are testimony to this. Most
awards went to chain restaurants, because morons got to vote on their
favourite restaurants. A chain called "The Ocean Basket" won an award
for best seafood chain (orsome similar category)but in reality they
specialise in limp, overcooked, dreary fish, disgusting salads, and
tartare sauce that tastes like a combination of cheap mayonaise and
battery acid.

I'll see if I can find a DECENT guide to restaurants in Johannesburg
for you. If not, I'll post recommendadtions here.

One place I must recommend is Asaggi in the Post Office centre in
Illovo. It was started as a small family run Italian restaurant, and
it's always fully booked. The quail is melt-in-the-mouth marvelous,
the steak tartare is sublime. Their pasta is always superb.

BTW, I have no financial or personal interest in any restaurants, the
only interests I do have are gastronomic :-)

Happy eating,
Marc

On 4 Feb 2007 10:47:17 -0800, "

wrote:
What do you think is the most useful travel guide that I can buy once
I am in SA for an older couple on a month long trip?


Is there a SA restaurant guide?


What about the AA atlas?


I am planning on getting some free material from AA and the tourist
Authority.


Thanks


Doug Clark



There is a guide to the Cape Town (and surrounding area) restaurants
called Rossouw's Restaurants. About 4 years in a row of update
publishing and seems to do a decent job. http://
www.rossouwsrestaurants.com/

There's also an annual magazine published covering all of SA called
Eat Out. You can get it at newsstands in Exclusive Books, at
Woolworths, etc.

HTH

Kurt

http://afrikatourism.blogspot.com

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Old February 9th, 2007, 11:16 AM posted to rec.travel.africa
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On Feb 4, 6:47 pm, "
wrote:
What do you think is the most useful travel guide that I can buy once
I am in SA for an older couple on a month long trip?

Is there a SA restaurant guide?

What about the AA atlas?

I am planning on getting some free material from AA and the tourist
Authority.

Thanks

Doug Clark


Maybe this could help plan your travels & you could print out maps to
carry.
This also has an "historical" option which marks out major points of
interest.
Totally free. If you have a program called TechSmith SnagIt that would
make it easier.
Have fun & enjoy South Africa, folks.
Google Earth Free 4.0 Build 2737 for Windows
Download it here.
http://softex.meganet.lt/news.php?readmore=3295
No serial required

 




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