OtherWhut

A Troubling Encounter with Lions

Facial Wound

I came away from Safari Adventures’ Walk with Lions Encounter with decidedly mixed feelings. I thought I had read somewhere on the TripAdvisor forums for Mauritius that the animals were doped up so as not to attack visitors; while the pair of lions we walked with were indeed uncharacteristically lethargic, I can’t say whether or not this is true. What I can say is that I was more than a bit troubled by the very visible wounds on these otherwise majestic creatures—and looking at these photos again makes me regret doing the encounter in the first place.

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HotelWhut

Heaven: Our Review of Sands Resort & Spa, Mauritius

Helluva first impression right here...

Heck of a first impression right here…

If you’re fortunate enough to find yourself at the front entrance of Sands Resort & Spa you’ll be greeted with a fairly spectacular sight: Just beyond the front desk the hallway opens up to a deck, infinity pool, la baie du Tamarin and, in the distance, La Tourevla Mountain. If first impressions count for anything, we were in for a fantastic stay.

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FlyingWhut

Living the High Life on British Airways

BA Buzzers

Waiting to shower at LHR…

Last month I had the opportunity to sample BA’s premium economy and—as luck would have it—business class long haul product. The destination? Mauritius, a tiny island in the Indian ocean, east of Madagascar and south of the Seychelles. Return flights on BA were surprisingly reasonable, given the remote destination. Could this have been because of the necessary bus transfer between Heathrow and Gatwick? Yeah, probably. 🙄

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OtherWhut

In Praise of the Hong Kong Tourist SIM

Discover HK SIM

It’s a matter of fact that since I’ve been a regular contributor to Howard Forums I’ve travelled to Hong Kong, Malaysia, the USA, Australia, Taipei and Mauritius. And as you’d probably guess, I’ve done my fair share of travelling before that. It’s my jam.

But I’m not here today to brag (honest!), only to reiterate that the best prepaid SIM I’ve ever had the pleasure of using in any foreign country is the Discover Hong Kong Tourist SIM Card. Just pop it in your phone, reboot and you’re done.

If only the last two SIMs I had to use were as easy to set up as this…

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