Monday, October 31, 2011

Nederlands in Durban

Always welcome in Durban are our guests from the Netherlands. Particularly during the World Cup last year and with the success of the Netherlands team right through to the semi-final, the Oranje-fans in Durban were great fun. Meet Jelle and Arjen from Groningen in the north who are staying with us during their tour of South Africa.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Kite-Surfing in Durban

Durban and the east coast of Southern Africa are great kite-surfing destinations. Here for a holiday break in Durban and then on a Mocambique are kite-surfer Ivo and friend Stefan from Vienna in Austria. They are also looking at the possible establishment of a kite-surfing resort along the beaches of Mocambique.

A little bit of Perth

I always say that the view from our rooftop is a little like the view of Perth from across the Swan River. In Durban to confirm this is Justin a post-graduate student who has been doing volunteer work with disabled children in the Winterton area and is enjoying a break with us at the guesthouse before returning home.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

It's adult Panto time again and Durban's famous/infamous cast once again don the drag outfits to give us a hilarious insight into the times and trials of Alice in all of her glory.

Meet Thomie, our part-time guesthouse manager in a frock as well as the cronies who are always good for a laugh and great evening entertainment.

Here's the link to the facebook event for more info.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Guesthouse photos

We made some improvements to the Guesthouse last year and don't seem to have loaded the pics anywhere. In particular a guest was wanting a photo of the glass chandelier we bought outside the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul and hung in our dining room. So here's a few pics of the house, showing the lounge, the dining area, the patio outside the pub and a night view of the spiral staircase to the roof.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Film Fest for Durban

It's the inaugural Gay and Lesbian Film Festival in Durban this month. As an independent platform for filmmakers from South Africa and across the world to specifically deal with issues relating to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered and Intersexed (LGBTI) community, the DGLFF will showcase new and innovative motion pictures, documentaries, shorts and related productions whilst conducting workshops, debates and talks on past LGBTI movies, productions processes, film writing and how the visual medium affects and is affected by the pink community across the world. Special emphasis will be placed on Durban and KwaZulu-Natal filmmakers, especially those that deal with human rights and issues of human sexuality in their work. This will not exclude by any means individuals and stories from mainstream cinema, but will allow the LGBTI community to celebrate and explore ideas, concepts and tales of resonating interest with them.

Click on the link here and book your tickets early.

Monday, October 03, 2011

France and LA meets Durban

It's always great to introduce foreigners to our city and Yohann and Giovanni are no exception. Hope you have an awesome time in South Africa guys and make the trip all the way around. Enjoy!