Lounges: Executive Lounge GRU São Paulo Airport (Terminal 3)

Some lounges open crazy early in the morning, some close crazy late at night. With my flight from Johannesburg to São Paulo due to land at 5.45, there was no lounge slated to be open.  However, we landed so EARLY, I managed to squeeze in 45 minutes in the Executive Lounge GRU before it closed at … Continue reading Lounges: Executive Lounge GRU São Paulo Airport (Terminal 3)

Flights: Latam JNB-GRU – Johannesburg to São Paulo (Freezing but good)

After my adventures in Virgin's Upper Class, it was back to reality with a thump and Latam's economy class flight from OR Tambo International to Sāo Paulo International. This was a late night flight leaving at 11.50 pm and due to arrive around 5am into Brazil. I'm used to overnight flights headed EAST (JFK to … Continue reading Flights: Latam JNB-GRU – Johannesburg to São Paulo (Freezing but good)

Lounges: Shongololo at JNB, OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg

The security lines at most airports leave little to be desired.  At JNB, it's no different and there is one queue (security) followed by another (passport control).  Again I brought water through with no problem (again I'd forgotten!). The Shongololo Lounge was the one with the best review on LoungeBuddy and on Priority Pass (no affiliation … Continue reading Lounges: Shongololo at JNB, OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg

Eating Out: Food Court, Sandton City, Johannesburg, RSA

When you're travelling the world (and writing about it), it looks like I'm eating out in fancy spots all the time! Couldn't be further from the truth! To make things affordable, breakfast tends to be in the hotel room (either a protein bar and coffee or, if there is a mini fridge, some cereal in … Continue reading Eating Out: Food Court, Sandton City, Johannesburg, RSA

Gyms: Planet Fitness, Sandton, Johannesburg, RSA

Planet Fitness is situated in the Radisson Blu Hotel complex at Rivonia Rd & Daisy Street, Sandton, Johannesburg, 2146, South Africa. Access is free for Radisson guests and seemed to make up a fair prorportion of users, at least going by the sign-in sheet at reception. First impressions: this is a big gym spread out … Continue reading Gyms: Planet Fitness, Sandton, Johannesburg, RSA