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About Me

Since Jul 2012

Lives in Rustenburg, South Africa

50-64 year old male

I travel, eat out, live out, a LOT - more than 30% of my life. I stay everywhere from basic to posh, depending on where I am and what there is. So I have a large baseline for comparison. Top for me is CLEANLINESS! I dislike padding. I want real value, not fluff masking flaws. I see worth in functional usefulness, not ornaments and fabrics. Rather give me fast free internet and close convenient parking, than original artwork. In restaurants: 1) I am impressed by interesting, well prepared food in generous helpings at a fair price, rather than minute portions with fancy presentation. 2) I like SPICY food. 3) I'm not vegetarian (AT ALL!) 3) I think wine & many wine drinkers are pretentious. I prefer the honesty of beer. So don't expect any pseudo-fashionable wine reviews from me! 5) I like atmosphere, but not TVs or noisy children. 6) Untrained / inattentive staff = get up & leave. I do NOT do guided tours. They are for lazy people. Exceptions were Cairo and Mexico City.

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  • 203 reviews (Top Contributor)
  • 58 hotel reviews
  • Reviewed 6 Travellers' Choice winners
  • 98 restaurant reviews
  • 47 attraction reviews
  • Reviews in 85 cities
  • 164 Helpful votes
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