Best, Worst And Dream Holidays By The ET Bloggers

Featured Blogger: Gugulethu Hlekwayo

Favourite Holiday Experience

My best holiday experience was in Port Hope, Ontario in Canada: a lovely quaint little town on the banks of Lake Ontario. Small enough to be cozy - especially during the cold winters - yet not quite a bustling city.

Ontario Shore

Port Hope is at the mouth of the Ganaraska River and is host to many fun events like "Float Your Fanny Down the Ganny" (the term 'fanny' has an entirely different meaning in North America) that commemorates a flood that happened in 1980. The point is to float down the river any way you can in whatever floats your boat. My best memory is of playing rugby on the wet and windy Lake Ontario shore. You had to be there, it was very manly...Old Spice manly.

Bloemfontain

Worst Holiday Experience

One word, three syllables - Bloem-fon-tein. Thinking about it drops a stone in my stomach. Suffice it to say the highlight of the trip was being overtaken by a horse-drawn junk yard carriage on what we shall call a road and being abused by the horse rider for going too slowly (we were pushing the car!). Mimosa Mall was relatively interesting in that it showed signs of life. There were people there and things to buy so I guess it counts as a tourist attraction. Actually there's no such thing as a bad holiday experience because even the bad holidays make a good story.

Dream Holiday

Reading A Book

Oompaloompas making me double choc muffins on a tropical island surrounded by Ms. Universe contestants with my many-foot yacht gleaming in the dock, my Italian supercar tempting me to unleash it and the smell of barbecue meat for supper. Barring that, I'd settle for a beach somewhere far away from the crowd with a good book. A good book takes the mind to places that even a bottomless bank account cannot.

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Gugulethu Hlekwayo

Gugulethu Hlekwayo

A timid traveller, but a traveller none the less; Gugulethu is in his element lost and without a map - preferably with a companion willing to listen to his tall tales. He's our resident expert on the best muffins in town.