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September 19, 2017

#TravelTuesday with Trafalgar Quiz: Answer

Where in the world can Trafalgar take you? 

La Tomatina fiesta!                                                                                                              Photo © http://www.spain.info/en

SPAIN!

Hola Spain! Welcome to the European Union’s second-largest country – the land of bull fighting, Flamenco dancing and the place where the stapler, mop and bucket all had their origins.

More than sunshine and beaches, Spain is very much the land of fiestas. From chucking talcum powder at each other for hours on end, to hanging out in coffins, pelting tomatoes at La Tomatina and running with bulls, Spain plays host to some of the weirdest and wackiest events.

Along with fiestas, the Spanish love a good siesta and you will often hear the locals talk about the “quality of life”, which has a lot to do with how much free time one has. The Spanish love to chill out so much that, according to a 2013 OECD report, they devote 16 out of every 24 hours on average to leisure, eating, drinking and sleeping.

Royal Palace, Madrid                                                                                                         Photo © http://www.spain.info/en

However, it’s not all about parties and napping. Spain has a lot to offer in terms of history and culture. Spain's central capital, Madrid, is a cosmopolitan city featuring elegant boulevards and expansive, manicured parks such as the Buen Retiro. The city is renowned for its rich collections of European art, including the Prado Museum’s works by Goya, Velázquez and other Spanish masters. The heart of old Hapsburg Madrid is the portico-lined Plaza Mayor, and nearby is the baroque Royal Palace and Armoury, displaying historic weaponry.

Prado Museum                                                                                                                      Photo © http://www.spain.info/en

In Barcelona you will come across, La Sagrada Familia, a Roman-Catholic Church, which has been under construction since 1882. This beautiful church was designed by the famous architect, Antoni Gaudi and is today considered as one of the biggest and the most beautiful buildings in the world. Seven of Gaudi’s works in Barcelona have also been listed as Unesco World Heritage Sites.

If you have any spare time to do some shopping in Barcelona, head out to Portal del Ángel, a pedestrianized shopping street in the same city which sees the soles of 3 000 pedestrians every hour of every day. It's also known as the most expensive street in Spain.

Another of Spain’s sights to marvel at is the Casas Colgadas, or Hanging Houses of Cuenca. The City of Cuenca at one stage lacked the option to spread out as its population grew, so they did the next best thing: expanded upwards and outwards. It almost appears as if the houses cling terrifyingly to rocky outcroppings, sometimes topping out at seven or eight gravity-defying stories, and extending out over the valley far below.

The Hanging Houses of Cuenca                                                                                          Photo © http://www.spain.info/en

In the mood for some dancing, why not try out the flamenco? A word of warning though; it is not as easy as it looks and the amount of practice that goes behind a great flamenco performance will make anyone break a sweat. The flamenco consists of four main components: cante (song), baile (dance), palmas (handclaps) and toque (playing of the guitar). And, to get it right you have to co-ordinate all these four components carefully. In 2010, Unesco declared the flamenco as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

Flamenco!                                                                                                                            Photo © http://www.spain.info/en

And of course, is that Spain is famous for its food and wine. Embark on a discovery of tapas in Spain’s bars, pubs, and lounges, which line street after street. Tapas are small portions of snacks or appetisers that are served hot or cold. Some of the most famous tapas include cheeses, olives, fried squids and chorizo (sausages). Just a heads up: do not be alarmed by a dirty floor in a bar. It is completely acceptable and normal to throw things on the ground in bars. If the floor of the bar you are frequenting is filthy, it bodes well.

Don't leave Spain without trying some...                                                                             Photo © http://www.spain.info/en

Not in the mood for a pub lunch? You can enjoy a meal in the oldest restaurant in the world, in Madrid. Although other restaurants claim they are older, the title has been awarded by Guinness World Records to Restaurante Botín, which has been open since 1725. The signature dish? Cochinillos asado (roast suckling pig).

Keen to embrace la vida loca in Spain? Why not hasta pronto and see this amazing destination with Trafalgar? See if from the inside with the 12-night Spain and Portugal highlights package.

Can you blitz a boerie better than these South African celebrity braai'ers? #NationalBraaiDay

Peter Tempelhoff, celebrity chef

“The most far-flung I've braai'd was on the roof of a skyscraper in Manhattan back in 2012. We were braai'ing for 50 guests and the heavens opened up half-way through! Great views, but we got soaked and had to finish the braai in the kitchen!"
Peter Tempelhoff and son, Jason, get their braai on


Justin Bonello, bush-cook and host of The Ultimate Braai Master (eTV).

“I’ve braai’d  all over the world. New Orleans, Iceland, Thailand and all over Southern Africa… but my favourite braai was definitely this one on the banks of the Pungwe River in Mozambique (Watch the video below). Enjoy.”


Reuben Riffel, celebrity chef

“The most far-flung I've braai'd (so far) is at a lodge in Zambia. We had a good old South African braai and I made a lamb knuckle potjie for our crew."

Reuben Riffel, ready to fire up

Riaan Garforth-Venter, aka 'Die Nutsman'

“The weirdest place I've ever braai'd has to be Atlanta, where I now live, as they do braais a little differently to what we do back home in South Africa. So Michelle and I are busy teaching them how to do a traditional South African braai!"

Rain or shine, Die Nutsman gets his braai going in Atlanta



WIN WITH THE BIG AVIS BRAAI-OFF  

Tell us about the weirdest, most daring or far-flung place you’ve got your braai going and you could WIN a braai hamper valued at R3,500. The hamper includes:



* Weber compact 57 charcoal kettle grill
* Weber 57cm Grill cover
* Quirky Grill wrangler 3 in 1 braai tool
* Weber Rapidfire Chimney Starter
* Weber Braai cleaner 500 ml
* Jan Braai recipe book












TO ENTER:

1.  Tell us about the weirdest, most daring or far-flung place you’ve got your braai going in the comment section of the competition post on Facebook.

2. Add a photo or it didn’t happen! (Seriously, though, adding a photo to your entry will hugely improve your chance of winning).

3. Add the hashtags #AvisBraaiOff and #Nationalbraaiday to your post

4. Share the Facebook competition post on Facebook

5. Do this before midnight on Sunday 24 September 2017.

6. The winner will be announced on Monday 25 September 2017.

7. Terms and conditions apply. Full Ts and Cs below

Good luck!


[Terms & Conditions] 

The promoters of this promotion are Avis and Sure Travel.

1. Employees or agencies of the Promoters, affiliated companies or family members, or anyone else connected with the Prize Draw may not enter the Prize Draw. 
2. Entrants into the Prize Draw shall be deemed to have accepted these Terms and Conditions. 
3. The closing date for entries into the Prize Draw is  midnight on 24 September 2017. Entries received outside this time period will not be considered. 
4. One winner will be chosen from of entries received in accordance with these Terms and Conditions. The judges’ decision is final and no further correspondence will be entered in to. 
5. The promoters accept no responsibility for any costs associated with the prize and not specifically included in the prize. 
6. By submitting your entry, you agree to receive Facebook communication from the Promoters and the winner will be contacted via Facebook.
7. If the winner does not respond to the promoters by 26 September 2017, then the winner's prize will be forfeited. If a winner rejects their prize or the entry is invalid or in breach of these Terms and Conditions, the winner's prize will be forfeited and the promoters shall be entitled to select another winner. 
8. The prize is non-exchangeable, non-transferable, and is not redeemable for cash or other prizes. 
9. The Promoters retain the right to substitute the prize with another prize of similar value in the event the original prize offered is not available. 
10. The winner may be required to take part in promotional activity related to the Prize Draw and the winner shall participate in such activity on the Promoters reasonable request. The winner consents to the use by the Promoters, both before and after the closing date of the Prize Draw for an unlimited time, of the winner's name for publicity purposes, in any medium, on the internet, including any websites hosted by the Promoters and its related companies and in advertising, marketing or promotional material without additional compensation or prior notice and, in entering the Prize Draw, all entrants consent to the same. 
11. The Promoters accept no responsibility for any damage, loss, liabilities, injury or disappointment incurred or suffered by you as a result of entering the Prize Draw or accepting the prize.
12. Sure Travel’s standard terms and conditions apply. View full Ts and Cs here. 

Play the #TravelTuesday with Trafalgar quiz and win!

Win a R350 Sorbet voucher!

Simply guess…

Where in the WORLD Trafalgar Tours can take you:




* I am the second-largest country in the European Union.
* I am host to 44 Unesco World Heritage Sites.
* The stapler, mop and astronaut suit all have their origins within my borders.
* When you visit me, you can enjoy a meal at the world’s oldest restaurant.

TO ENTER

1. Put your answer in the comment section of the competition post on Facebook.
2. Add the hashtags: #TravelTuesday #Trafalgar after your answer.
3. Share the competition post on your own Facebook page.

It’s really that easy! The winner will be announced on social media tomorrow.


Terms and conditions:
1. One winner will be selected at random from the correct entries.
2. The judge’s decision is final and no further correspondence will be entered into.
3. The winner will receive a R350 Sorbet voucher, courtesy of Trafalgar Tours.
4. The voucher will be posted to the winner by Trafalgar Tours.
5. Prizes not claimed after two weeks will be forfeited.
6. Competition is open to South African residents only.

September 18, 2017

Win with the BIG Avis Braai-Off!

You Braai'd Where?!

Rain or shine, 'Die Nutsman' gets his braai on in Atlanta, United States

“The weirdest place I've ever braai'd has to be Atlanta, where I now live, as they do braais a little differently to what we do back home in South Africa. So Michelle and I are busy teaching them how to do a traditional South African braai!" 

– Riaan Garforth-Venter, aka 'Die Nutsman'.


WIN WITH THE BIG AVIS BRAAI-OFF  

Tell us about the weirdest, most daring or far-flung place you’ve got your braai going and you could WIN a braai hamper valued at R3,500. The hamper includes:



* Weber compact 57 charcoal kettle grill
* Weber 57cm Grill cover
* Quirky Grill wrangler 3 in 1 braai tool
* Weber Rapidfire Chimney Starter
* Weber Braai cleaner 500 ml
* Jan Braai recipe book












TO ENTER:

1.  Tell us about the weirdest, most daring or far-flung place you’ve got your braai going in the comment section of the competition post on Facebook.

2. Add a photo or it didn’t happen! (Seriously, though, adding a photo to your entry will hugely improve your chance of winning).

3. Add the hashtags #AvisBraaiOff and #Nationalbraaiday to your post

4. Share the Facebook competition post on Facebook

5. Do this before midnight on Sunday 24 September 2017.

6. The winner will be announced on Monday 25 September 2017.

7. Terms and conditions apply. Full Ts and Cs below

Good luck!


[Terms & Conditions] 

The promoters of this promotion are Avis and Sure Travel.

1. Employees or agencies of the Promoters, affiliated companies or family members, or anyone else connected with the Prize Draw may not enter the Prize Draw. 
2. Entrants into the Prize Draw shall be deemed to have accepted these Terms and Conditions. 
3. The closing date for entries into the Prize Draw is  midnight on 24 September 2017. Entries received outside this time period will not be considered. 
4. One winner will be chosen from of entries received in accordance with these Terms and Conditions. The judges’ decision is final and no further correspondence will be entered in to. 
5. The promoters accept no responsibility for any costs associated with the prize and not specifically included in the prize. 
6. By submitting your entry, you agree to receive Facebook communication from the Promoters and the winner will be contacted via Facebook.
7. If the winner does not respond to the promoters by 26 September 2017, then the winner's prize will be forfeited. If a winner rejects their prize or the entry is invalid or in breach of these Terms and Conditions, the winner's prize will be forfeited and the promoters shall be entitled to select another winner. 
8. The prize is non-exchangeable, non-transferable, and is not redeemable for cash or other prizes. 
9. The Promoters retain the right to substitute the prize with another prize of similar value in the event the original prize offered is not available. 
10. The winner may be required to take part in promotional activity related to the Prize Draw and the winner shall participate in such activity on the Promoters reasonable request. The winner consents to the use by the Promoters, both before and after the closing date of the Prize Draw for an unlimited time, of the winner's name for publicity purposes, in any medium, on the internet, including any websites hosted by the Promoters and its related companies and in advertising, marketing or promotional material without additional compensation or prior notice and, in entering the Prize Draw, all entrants consent to the same. 
11. The Promoters accept no responsibility for any damage, loss, liabilities, injury or disappointment incurred or suffered by you as a result of entering the Prize Draw or accepting the prize.
12. Sure Travel’s standard terms and conditions apply. View full Ts and Cs here. 

WIN with the BIG Avis Braai-Off!

You Braai'd Where?!

Peter Tempelhoff and son, Jason, get their braai on

“The most far-flung I've braai'd was on the roof of a skyscraper in Manhattan back in 2012. We were braai'ing for 50 guests and the heavens opened up half-way through! Great views, but we got soaked and had to finish the braai in the kitchen!"

– Peter Tempelhoff, celebrity chef


WIN WITH THE BIG AVIS BRAAI-OFF  

Tell us about the weirdest, most daring or far-flung place you’ve got your braai going and you could WIN a braai hamper valued at R3,500. The hamper includes:



* Weber compact 57 charcoal kettle grill
* Weber 57cm Grill cover
* Quirky Grill wrangler 3 in 1 braai tool
* Weber Rapidfire Chimney Starter
* Weber Braai cleaner 500 ml
* Jan Braai recipe book












TO ENTER:

1.  Tell us about the weirdest, most daring or far-flung place you’ve got your braai going in the comment section of the competition post on Facebook.

2. Add a photo or it didn’t happen! (Seriously, though, adding a photo to your entry will hugely improve your chance of winning).

3. Add the hashtags #AvisBraaiOff and #Nationalbraaiday to your post

4. Share the Facebook competition post on Facebook

5. Do this before midnight on Sunday 24 September 2017.

6. The winner will be announced on Monday 25 September 2017.

7. Terms and conditions apply. Full Ts and Cs below

Good luck!


[Terms & Conditions] 

The promoters of this promotion are Avis and Sure Travel.

1. Employees or agencies of the Promoters, affiliated companies or family members, or anyone else connected with the Prize Draw may not enter the Prize Draw. 
2. Entrants into the Prize Draw shall be deemed to have accepted these Terms and Conditions. 
3. The closing date for entries into the Prize Draw is  midnight on 24 September 2017. Entries received outside this time period will not be considered. 
4. One winner will be chosen from of entries received in accordance with these Terms and Conditions. The judges’ decision is final and no further correspondence will be entered in to. 
5. The promoters accept no responsibility for any costs associated with the prize and not specifically included in the prize. 
6. By submitting your entry, you agree to receive Facebook communication from the Promoters and the winner will be contacted via Facebook.
7. If the winner does not respond to the promoters by 26 September 2017, then the winner's prize will be forfeited. If a winner rejects their prize or the entry is invalid or in breach of these Terms and Conditions, the winner's prize will be forfeited and the promoters shall be entitled to select another winner. 
8. The prize is non-exchangeable, non-transferable, and is not redeemable for cash or other prizes. 
9. The Promoters retain the right to substitute the prize with another prize of similar value in the event the original prize offered is not available. 
10. The winner may be required to take part in promotional activity related to the Prize Draw and the winner shall participate in such activity on the Promoters reasonable request. The winner consents to the use by the Promoters, both before and after the closing date of the Prize Draw for an unlimited time, of the winner's name for publicity purposes, in any medium, on the internet, including any websites hosted by the Promoters and its related companies and in advertising, marketing or promotional material without additional compensation or prior notice and, in entering the Prize Draw, all entrants consent to the same. 
11. The Promoters accept no responsibility for any damage, loss, liabilities, injury or disappointment incurred or suffered by you as a result of entering the Prize Draw or accepting the prize.
12. Sure Travel’s standard terms and conditions apply. View full Ts and Cs here. 

Win with the BIG Avis Braai-Off!

You Braai'd Where?!




“The most far-flung I've braai'd (so far) is at a lodge in Zambia. We had a good old South African braai and I made a lamb knuckle potjie for our crew." 

– Reuben Riffel, celebrity chef


WIN WITH THE BIG AVIS BRAAI-OFF  

Tell us about the weirdest, most daring or far-flung place you’ve got your braai going and you could WIN a braai hamper valued at R3,500. The hamper includes:



* Weber compact 57 charcoal kettle grill
* Weber 57cm Grill cover
* Quirky Grill wrangler 3 in 1 braai tool
* Weber Rapidfire Chimney Starter
* Weber Braai cleaner 500 ml
* Jan Braai recipe book












TO ENTER:

1.  Tell us about the weirdest, most daring or far-flung place you’ve got your braai going in the comment section of the competition post on Facebook.

2. Add a photo or it didn’t happen! (Seriously, though, adding a photo to your entry will hugely improve your chance of winning).

3. Add the hashtags #AvisBraaiOff and #Nationalbraaiday to your post

4. Share the Facebook competition post on Facebook

5. Do this before midnight on Sunday 24 September 2017.

6. The winner will be announced on Monday 25 September 2017.

7. Terms and conditions apply. Full Ts and Cs below

Good luck!


[Terms & Conditions] 

The promoters of this promotion are Avis and Sure Travel.

1. Employees or agencies of the Promoters, affiliated companies or family members, or anyone else connected with the Prize Draw may not enter the Prize Draw. 
2. Entrants into the Prize Draw shall be deemed to have accepted these Terms and Conditions. 
3. The closing date for entries into the Prize Draw is  midnight on 24 September 2017. Entries received outside this time period will not be considered. 
4. One winner will be chosen from of entries received in accordance with these Terms and Conditions. The judges’ decision is final and no further correspondence will be entered in to. 
5. The promoters accept no responsibility for any costs associated with the prize and not specifically included in the prize. 
6. By submitting your entry, you agree to receive Facebook communication from the Promoters and the winner will be contacted via Facebook.
7. If the winner does not respond to the promoters by 26 September 2017, then the winner's prize will be forfeited. If a winner rejects their prize or the entry is invalid or in breach of these Terms and Conditions, the winner's prize will be forfeited and the promoters shall be entitled to select another winner. 
8. The prize is non-exchangeable, non-transferable, and is not redeemable for cash or other prizes. 
9. The Promoters retain the right to substitute the prize with another prize of similar value in the event the original prize offered is not available. 
10. The winner may be required to take part in promotional activity related to the Prize Draw and the winner shall participate in such activity on the Promoters reasonable request. The winner consents to the use by the Promoters, both before and after the closing date of the Prize Draw for an unlimited time, of the winner's name for publicity purposes, in any medium, on the internet, including any websites hosted by the Promoters and its related companies and in advertising, marketing or promotional material without additional compensation or prior notice and, in entering the Prize Draw, all entrants consent to the same. 
11. The Promoters accept no responsibility for any damage, loss, liabilities, injury or disappointment incurred or suffered by you as a result of entering the Prize Draw or accepting the prize.
12. Sure Travel’s standard terms and conditions apply. View full Ts and Cs here.