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Harry Potter Tour of London and Beyond – Part Five
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10th January 202013th January 2020

Harry Potter Tour of London and Beyond – Part Five

Day Five: The Unexpected But Quite Incredible Treat Other than the WB Studio Tour, there’s another Must-Do Potter-related activity in London at the moment, IF you can get tickets. I’m talking, of course, about the record-breaking, award-winning theatre event that is The Cursed Child, running since 2017 at the Apollo Theatre. I tried to get...

Harry Potter Tour of London and Beyond – Part Four
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10th January 202013th January 2020

Harry Potter Tour of London and Beyond – Part Four

Day Four: Warner Bros Harry Potter Studio Tour If I could bottle the excitement engendered by our imminent visit to the Harry Potter Studio Tour on our fourth day in the UK, I could power a small city for a week. I don’t think Uchenna slept a wink the night before, but that didn’t seem...

Harry Potter Tour of London and Beyond – Part Three
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10th January 202013th January 2020

Harry Potter Tour of London and Beyond – Part Three

Day Three: Primark As stated above, London (and the rest of England), is awash with Harry Potter Merchandise. Every tee-shirt seller, umbrella-maker and purveyor of novelty coffee mugs in the city has jumped on the Hogwarts Express, and there are a thousand different HP-related ways to part tourists from their money in the Capitol. We...

Harry Potter Tour of London and Beyond – Part Two
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10th January 202013th January 2020

Harry Potter Tour of London and Beyond – Part Two

Day Two: School of Wandcraft AirBNB Experiences is an amazing platform, and I’ve used it before to have a more authentic experience in the cities I’ve visited since it was launched. I was sure that the London list would be extensive, and I was right. HP-themed tours and activities abound, but one stood out from...

Harry Potter Tour of London and Beyond – Part One
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10th January 202010th January 2020

Harry Potter Tour of London and Beyond – Part One

Day One: Kings Cross Before we left, I decided on a balance between organised walking tours (official and non-official), and self-guided rambles around well-known HP sites. The first of these was Kings Cross itself. And, if you’re a witch of wizard looking for magic, this is exactly where you need to start! Gazing up at...

Harry Potter Tour of London and Beyond 2019
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11th December 20196th January 2020

Harry Potter Tour of London and Beyond 2019

Like any committed Potterhead, I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when I read The Philosopher’s Stone. I was sick. Really sick. Stay-home-from-work-and-try-not-to-die sick. I was 21-ish, living in London and sleeping on a friend’s couch. He tucked me in that morning, admonished me to stay put and get better, made...

Cape Town in Thumbnails
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9th December 201913th January 2020

Cape Town in Thumbnails

Written by: Matshidiso Pitswane Cape Town in Thumbnails I know it has been a while since I wrote anything. You probably know how easily life can get crazy. To update you real quick: I am done with India, well as in I finished my degree and moved back home. Otherwise, we all know I am...

Now Offering Gift Vouchers
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9th December 20199th December 2019

Now Offering Gift Vouchers

We recently put out a survey on our Travel Savvy SA Facebook group. And, the results were quite what we expected, more than 95% of participants choose to receive travel as a gift. So, we’re happy to share that with Travel Savvy, you can treat YOUR loved ones to a travel voucher, with a 1...

MSC Orchestra Launches SA Season!
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18th November 201918th November 2019

MSC Orchestra Launches SA Season!

Well, as date nights go, that one was pretty extraordinary. I can’t take credit.  It all has to go to MSC Cruises and the incredible MSC Orchestra, newly arriving in Durban Harbour and ready to begin her inaugural South African Season.  We have the privilege of her presence in our waters, up and down the...

P.S. I Love You, Ireland.
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12th November 201912th November 2019

P.S. I Love You, Ireland.

Raw, honest travel blog. I spent two weeks in Ireland over Christmas in 2017. My goodness, the people are wonderful — funny, warm and welcoming. They spoke a lot. A lot a lot. They were very skilled at making short stories long, and I loved every moment spent with the people I met. The young...

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