No rabbits are harmed in the making of Durban‘s most famous culinary invention, despite the name. Bunny chow has been popular within the city’s sizeable Indian community since the 1940s, and established itself as the city’s signature dish.
Although the origins of the name remain something of a mystery, the basic components of bunny chow undoubtedly evolved for practicality. Indian farm workers took to carrying their curry lunches in hollowed-out loaves of bread. The bread serves both as a bowl and as the cutlery — pieces of the crust are broken off and used to scoop out the contents. By the end of the meal, nothing is left of the receptacle or the implements. Everything is eaten.
The curry itself is traditionally made of beans, though mutton and chicken varieties are also common. As with any fine dish, there is a drink that makes the perfect match. Not wine, in this case, but South African ginger beer.
An annual competition, the Bunny Chow Barometer, is held in Durban each September — the ultimate celebration of the ultimate Durban dish.
Mövenpick, Accor’s premium Swiss-born hospitality brand, officially launched its first property in New Zealand. Situated in Auckland, Mövenpick Hotel Auckland sets a new standard in the world of hospitality with unique and exciting amenities and a warm, contemporary design found throughout the property.
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Lisbon’s popularity has soared in recent years, but within an hour’s drive of Portugal’s capital city, lots of quiet towns and interesting regions that are still somewhat off-the-beaten path await.
When American travelers make plans to visit Portugal, Lisbon is usually their first stop.
Saudi Arabia is currently undergoing a bit of a transformation, repositioning itself as a tourism destination and debuting new developments and attractions. While perhaps not a “development” or “attraction” per se, NEOM is one of these new initiatives — but one beyond many of our wildest dreams. NEOM, a special economic zone within the country of Saudi Arabia, has been dubbed “a vision of what a new future might look like” and “a city of the future.”
California invites visitors and locals alike to experience some of Hilton’s newest hotel openings and renovations this year. Set to debut this fall, Zachari Dunes on Mandalay Beach, Curio Collection by Hilton lies between Malibu, and Santa Barbara, in Oxnard, California. Following a multimillion-dollar renovation and conversion, the resort will accept reservations beginning Oct. 1.
Global business travel is making its way back, even as the pandemic and other world events continue to challenge its return. In a recent poll from the Global Business Travel Association, more than four in five respondents (86 percent) from across the industry said they feel more optimistic than they did at the beginning of the year. Business travel bookings, the need to travel to do business and employee willingness to travel are all on the rise.
City Experiences recently announced its first U.S. food tour offered exclusively by the award-winning, international tour provider Devour Tours. This addition sees City Experiences further expand its offerings in New York City.