An American perspective on the World Cup

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Young American Interns stay at Liz at Lancaster During May we at Liz at Lancaster were privileged to host a group of 12 extraordinary students from the University of Michigan. Our experience of them here at Liz at Lancaster was as a group of talented, engaged, intelligent, respectful, humane, funny, warm, caring individuals. They were […]

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48 hours in Joburg

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48 Hours in Joburg: what to do and see FiftyTwo:21  48 hours in Joburg Genre:  Tourist Guide to your own city What: What’s different to do and see in Joburg in 48 hours. Drink here: Darkie Café is the go for early Friday drinks, this is urban cool when busy. Move onto Narina Trogon, a hip […]

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The highs and lows of day 1 of the World Cup, especially traffic issues

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World Cup Soccer first day The event that we have all been waiting for since the announcement in 2005 is finally here … and despite some serious traffic and transport hitches, it all went well on the FIRST big day.  Lots of hoarse voices amongst Safricans today as well as much babelaas.  See http://www.lizatlancaster.co.za/blog/talk-the-talk-a-z-of-south-african-slang ! Traffic issues For […]

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Gotta love the cheek and humour of South African advertising. See Nando’s latest

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NANDO’S CHEEKY HUMOUR Nando’s have long been known for their topical ads whose cheeky and often subversive humour poke fun and  ruffle feathers (an appropriate analogy for a fast food restaurant  chain specializing in chicken).  Their latest one is another classic: Free Nando’s for Mexico – if they lose Prior to yesterday’s game, Nando’s  was offering the Mexican football team […]

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Fan Fests, Public Viewing Areas and Township TVs … if you haven’t got tickets to the games

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FAN FESTS WORLD CUP SOCCER 2010 Two FIFA Fan Fests™ will be held in Johannesburg.  There is free entrance;  all matches are broadcast live . There are high quality giant screens. The FIFA Fan Fest™ is an all day event .Prior to and after matches, the stage/screen is used for entertainment programmes.  Food, beverage and Official […]

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