FIVE PERFECT DESTINATIONS FOR AN UNFORGETTABLE MARRIAGE PROPOSAL

As the engagement video of Swazi-born South African actress Amanda du-Pont to soon-to-be husband Shaun Rodriques in a picturesque lagoon in the Maldives melted internet hearts on Monday, 9 July, we thought to share some of the world’s most beautiful marriage proposal destinations to profess one’s undying love.

Here are five unexpected yet incredible destinations to have your proposal:

1. The Maldives

Made up of 26 ring-shaped atolls consisting of over 1 000 coral islands, white sand beaches, colourful reefs and turquoise lagoons, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to the perfect spot to…
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FIVE PERFECT DESTINATIONS FOR AN UNFORGETTABLE MARRIAGE PROPOSAL

The Most Powerful Passports

It is said that around 450 BCE, the first document that served a similar purpose as a passport was issued to one of King Artaxerxes I of Persia’s officials, where in it, he requested “the governors beyond the river” grant his servant safe passage as he traveled through Judea. Today, the passport is a necessary means of travel to enter a possible 218 countries around the world, be it for work or leisure as the globe grows more accessible.

Not all passports are made equal, however. Citizens of some countries have access to more countries than others, without having to…
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The Most Powerful Passports

Seven ‘bucket list’ beach destinations

Boulders Beach in Cape Town. Image Darling Lama Productions.

Boulders Beach in Cape Town. Image Darling Lama Productions.

While they may not be the picture-postcard version of sand, sea and sunshine-type beaches, Sawubona has chosen seven notable beaches that definitely need space on your bucket list:

1.Boulders Beach – Cape Town, South Africa

Just a few minutes drive from the picturesque home of the South African navy – Simon’s Town, Boulders Beach offers its visitors the most unique opportunity to observe African penguins in their natural environment. This beach is ideal for a day of family…
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HOT HOTELS: SIX OF THE BEST

Mandarin Oriental, New York.

Mandarin Oriental, New York.

1. New York, USA: After a long flight, the Mandarin Oriental offers the perfect respite for fatigue and body pains. Its giant spa suite, modelled after an oriental home, now offers a fireplace and dual massage, elevated bath and relaxation beds. Be sure to book a Thai massage.

2. Carmelo, Uruguay: About two hours’ drive from the capital of Montevideo – surrounded by pine and eucalyptus trees – the new Carmelo Hyatt has claimed its stake. Think yoga and meditation in…
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