I’ve been staying in the Ashanti Lodge in green point for a few days now, and find it quiet but very nice. The entire place is very clean, staff extremely friendly and helpful, and there are a few other guests around as well.
Do note that this is a very small lodge, it is not nearly as large as the Ashanti Gardens, which much bigger.
The location is good though, very close to the beach as well as the “Waterfront” shopping area.
There is no bar nor smoking room at this hostel.
So a few days ago I took one of the longest flights of my life, over 12 hours in the air, from HKG to AMS (not to mention sitting on the ground an extra hour or so).
Cathay’s ground service is acceptable definately not one of my favorites. The staff itself are friendly and responsive, but the lounges seemed very crowded and understaffed. It also seemed that there were way too many pax for it being a First Class Lounge. I can understang all sorts of people to enter the biz lounge, but f lounges should be limited to primarily f pax, and I didn’t feel that to be the case at either “The Pier” nor “The Wing.”
The food offerings at the lounges is also very limited.
My flights was hours delayed, both before and after boarding. This is when the experience started to change.
Unlike on the ground, the quality of beverages offered in the air was much better. Krug was their champagne of Choice, and wasn’t bad. They also offered Johnny Walker Blue label.
The caviar was not too impressive at all, but the rest of the meal was very good.
The bed itself was quite large but not especially comfortable. The IFE included a good sized screen.
Well once again my iphone has become an iBrick. I updated to IOS5 which has made my gevey Sim card adapter cease to function, and I’m just too tired of dealing with it to play around any longer.
I’m going to pick up a new iphone4s from sprint when I’m in the us for a couple days in Dec.
I should be able to figure out how to use the unlimited data sim card in it (I’ve already ideas on how to do this, but am not going to publically post them, feel free email me if you want specifics).
Going on a vineyard tour for the day, we just left (at wonderful time of 8:30 in the morning).
South Africa is suppose to have some good wine, I guess well see.
Cape town, south Africa.
Finally made it over to South Africa for a couple weeks.
The weather is a little better than Amsterdam, but is still not great (just starting to warm up here). The prices here are much better though.
Last 2 nights i stayed on long street (regrettably). Tonight I’m saying in Sea Point.