Saturday, July 26, 2014

Travel & Things, the broadcast. 26/07/2014

*Competition time is back*


Listen to the broadcast here:
http://19817.podomatic.com/entry/2014-07-26T03_00_42-07_00

Who else have been guests on my radio show?
Use this link to have a look.
http://www.davidbatzofin.com/search/label/Radio%20Today

"Travel & Things" is rebroadcast on a Wednesday night
 between 19h00 and 20h00

After almost two years, I say a sad farewell to this sponsor.
Thanks for the fun times and I wish only good things for you.

This was the line-up for "TRAVEL & THINGS" that aired between 10 and 11am on
SATURDAY, 26/07/2014
This unsolicited comment came from an International travel writer:
"Your show is really engaging because it is real people talking knowledgeably about places and happenings that matter, with humour and warmth and with no hype".


1485am broadcasts live from its Johannesburg studio
and nationally on DStv audio channel 869.
Radio Today (@Radio2Day) also streams via its website: www.1485.org.za
AND on cell phones: 1485.mobi
So you have no excuse!
Call me in studio on: 011 880 5839
Or you can sms on : 44008 (normal rates apply)


10h00-10.15:
Once again I will had Marie-Lais Emond in studio with me.
Chatting about Johannesburg's boerewors rolls and other delicacies.
Read her column in the Citizen on Saturday


10h15-10h30:
Nic Griffen, CEO of this iconic venue shared bush tales
www.thornybushcollection.co.za


10h30-10h45:
Tracey Krog from Cruises International,
 was back for our monthly cruise chat.
www.cruises.co.za

*COMPETITION TIME*
It has been a while since we have had a competition on the show.
But it is back with a really super prize

I will give away a Samsonite S’Cure 55cm (carry on) suitcase to the value of R2695.  
The winner will also join the #SamsTravels on twitter as the case will feature the winner’s twitter handle. 
This is a Travel & Things ‘special’ that is not available to customers …. 
The personalised decals are currently reserved for media!
Samsonite S'Cure is available from leading luggage stores.
 Visit www.samsonite.co.za or follow @Samsonite_SA.
To enter SMS your name, the word "Samsonite" and a contact phone number to 44008.
The winner will be announced on Saturday, 09/08/2014.
The judges decision is final and the prize may not be exchanged for cash.
Start sending your SMS's now. Normal rates apply


10h45-11h00:
I ended off by talking to Fly fishing guide Mike Mckeown.
I knew NOTHING about this pastime,
but now I know that a priest is the last thing that a trout sees...
http://www.frontierflyfishing.co.za/


Sunday buffet at Heia Safari Ranch...
Remember to pace yourself...
WHY?

Because you have to save room for dessert!
Heia Safari Ranch Sunday Buffet Lunch:
To book, call 011-9195000

To read the " Travel & Things" media release:

This appeared in a South African national newspaper...




         
www.sablogawards.com

All images are the copyright property of  and may not be used without permission
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Visit my Facebook page: www.facebook.com/david.batzofin
Travel & Things has it's own Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/travelandthings

Friday, July 25, 2014

Christmas in July...Linden celebrates early.


Seeing that Linden (our suburb) is hosting a Christmas in July event,
I decided to take a walk down 4th Avenue to see what might be on offer
Saturday, 26/07/2014, is when it all happens.
I really enjoy browsing through antique stores like this...
You never know WHAT you might find


Next door are three new stores.
Angelo's Deli


Retro spective.co


And in keeping with the Christmas theme...


the Wrapping Room


One of my favourite Chinese take-away restaurants.
Li Kou Fu.
They also do Sushi and Thai food.


This little "pop-up" shop must serve a segment of the locals
Give it a look


Every suburb has to have at least one bottle store.
We have two!


It is not all food...
Looking to do some DIY plumbing?
You will get good advice and reasonable prices here.


This butchery has the best "independent store" biltong in Johannesburg.
And they have several certificates to prove that.
Stepping through their doors is like stepping back in time in a small Karroo town


This nondescript building houses the BEST camera repair shop in Johannesburg


In the same center is this pottery shop.
They tell me that these skulls are their best selling line!


Looking for a great pizza?
Then give Satori a try.
But be warned...
Booking is essential for evening meals


This will be the focal point of this "Christmas in July" weekend.
All sorts of interesting things will be on sale...
Including four of my photographs


The Whippet...for the trendy...
And next door, at Bikaner, pricey Indian food.
Their take-away menu is more reasonably priced


My favourite coffee shop.
The Argentinean Bakery.
Arguably the BEST croissants this side of Jan Smuts Avenue


Banting in the burbs...
But I will forgive them as they do a great toasted bacon and egg sarmie.


This iconic store was been in Johannesburg for more than 100 years.
For all things "knitting"...
It is a must


Brian is the nicest car guard/parking attendant I have come across.
Always smiling and with a greeting makes him a welcome addition to our neighbourhood


You will find the friendliest folk in our suburb.
I found Leonie "tootling" down the road...
and she stopped at the traffic light!
More than can be said for some of the motorists.


And let me take this opportunity to welcome the "new-kid-on-the-block"
'A la Bouffe'
French cuisine comes to Linden


"Travel & Things" was an entrant in this competition.


         
All images are the copyright property of  and may not be used without permission
Follow me on Twitter: @davidbatzofin
Visit my Facebook page: www.facebook.com/david.batzofin
Travel & Things has it's own Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/travelandthings

Travel & Things, the guest list. 26/07/2014

*Competition time is back*


Listen to a previous broadcast here:
http://19817.podomatic.com/entry/2014-07-20T01_24_36-07_00

Who else have been guests on my radio show?
Use this link to have a look.
http://www.davidbatzofin.com/search/label/Radio%20Today

"Travel & Things" is rebroadcast on a Wednesday night
 between 19h00 and 20h00

After almost two years, I say a sad farewell to this sponsor.
Thanks for the fun times and I wish only good things for you.

This is the line-up for "TRAVEL & THINGS" that will air between 10 and 11am on
SATURDAY, 26/07/2014
This unsolicited comment came from an International travel writer:
"Your show is really engaging because it is real people talking knowledgeably about places and happenings that matter, with humour and warmth and with no hype".


1485am broadcasts live from its Johannesburg studio
and nationally on DStv audio channel 869.
Radio Today (@Radio2Day) also streams via its website: www.1485.org.za
AND on cell phones: 1485.mobi
So you have no excuse!
Call me in studio on: 011 880 5839
Or you can sms on : 44008 (normal rates apply)


10h00-10.15:
Once again I will have Marie-Lais Emond in studio with me.
Chatting about Johannesburg's hidden gems


10h15-10h30:
Nic Griffen, CEO of this iconic venue chats to me about the bush


10h30-10h45:
Tracey Krog from Cruises International,
 is back for our monthly cruise chat

*COMPETITION TIME*
It has been a while since we have had a competition on the show.
But it is back with a really super prize

I will give away a Samsonite S’Cure 55cm (carry on) suitcase to the value of R2695.  
The winner will also join the #SamsTravels on twitter as the case will feature the winner’s twitter handle. 
This is a Travel & Things ‘special’ that is not available to customers …. 
The personalised decals are currently reserved for media!
Samsonite S'Cure is available from leading luggage stores.
 Visit www.samsonite.co.za or follow @Samsonite_SA.
To enter SMS your name, the word "Samsonite" and a contact phone number to 44008.
The winner will be announced on Saturday, 09/08/2014.
The judges decision is final and the prize may not be exchanged for cash.
Start sending your SMS's now. Normal rates apply


10h45-11h00:
I end off by chatting to Fly fishing guide Mike Mckeown.
I know NOTHING about this pastime,
but he will no doubt fill me in


Sunday buffet at Heia Safari Ranch...
Remember to pace yourself...
WHY?

Because you have to save room for dessert!
Heia Safari Ranch Sunday Buffet Lunch:
To book, call 011-9195000

To read the " Travel & Things" media release:

This appeared in a South African national newspaper...




         
www.sablogawards.com

All images are the copyright property of  and may not be used without permission
Follow me on Twitter: @davidbatzofin
Visit my Facebook page: www.facebook.com/david.batzofin
Travel & Things has it's own Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/travelandthings