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Snubbed by the US Banking System

International travel, globalization, proliferation of the Internet and global entrepreneurial innovation are all hallmarks of the age we currently live in.¬† In my early childhood I always had the perception of America as being the place of milk and honey … Continue reading

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Aloha

There must surely be only one place on earth where you can swim with dolphins in the tropical, crystal clear waters in the morning, fly over snow capped mountain peaks and an active volcano by helicopter in the afternoon ending … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Denise

They say that Las Vegas is the city where many a dream has been made and broken. Well, for me it was a dream come true to be able to celebrate Denise’s birthday with her in Las Vegas. Denise’s watch … Continue reading

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Dolphin Encounter – More Pics

It may come as no surprise that my favourite animal is the dolphin so when the opportunity to swim with dolphins arose, even though we knew it was going to be a bit of a tourist trap, we decided to … Continue reading

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The playground of the rich and famous

If Copper Mountain was Denise’s time for nostalgia on this trip, the French West Indies island of St Barth’s would be mine. St Barth’s being the only destination on the cruise which I have visited, doing so at the impressionable … Continue reading

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Bravo! Ironman San Juan

Bang! The gun went off. It was 6:50am on Saturday 19th March and the pros were on their way in the inaugural San Juan 70.3 Ironman. Denise, sporting a light pink swim cap and me with my purple cap, were … Continue reading

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The latte factor

In case you were wondering, I am really enjoying the skiing here at Whistler. Using some of the local lingo to describe going down the snow covered slopes of Whistler and Blackcomb, I believe the term would be “that run … Continue reading

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The real value of a dollar in rands

When I was born in 1975 one South African rand was worth more than a dollar (one dollar would only buy you about R0.68). Now one dollar will buy you R6.88. Even more bizarre is about a decade ago, one … Continue reading

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Macs in Heathrow Airport Lounge

This is pretty cool. Only Macs available in the airport lounge at Heathrow. And they all have a Skype handset thingy. I called my brother and it was crystal clear. I have decided to do the switch and am in … Continue reading

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8 Days to go

Finally, it is almost time for us to depart. 8 more sleeps and we will be off. Pretty much all of the planning¬† we are going to do has been done. Now it really is just a case of getting … Continue reading

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