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Lesley Stones

Lesley Stones

    Take a quickfire tour of bolshy Barcelona's hot spots
    Take a quickfire tour of bolshy Barcelona's hot spots
    Siege mentality is familiar territory for Barcelona, which has fought for centuries for its region of Catalonia to be declared independent from the...
    The crippling cost of falling ill
    The crippling cost of falling ill
    Life can change completely with one phone call. 
    A new year, a new medical aid
    A new year, a new medical aid
    Everybody hates paying for car insurance just in case they have an accident, or paying household insurance for when a burst geyser floods the house...
    Not just about money
    Not just about money
    When I first started work, all I knew about my benefits package was what it said on the monthly wage slip I pried open with a paper knife.
    Living in a virtual world
    Living in a virtual world
    With the internet now the first source of information for most people researching any topic, it’s natural that training material and leadership...
    Enjoy a guilt-free holiday
    Enjoy a guilt-free holiday
    Picking your perfect holiday involves endless but rather exciting decision-making: choosing between seaside or city, solitude or on-tap entertainment, family-friendly or excellent for culture vultures … But how well a country treats its people, animals and plants hardly ever...
    Seeing game the spoilt way
    Seeing game the spoilt way
    There’s a magical moment of anticipation whenever you climb into a vehicle for a game drive.
    The struggle for a cycle friendly city
    The struggle for a cycle friendly city
    South Africa should be a perfect cycling terrain: The weather is good, the population is largely poor and public transport is appallingly inadequate....
    The science behind transport
    The science behind transport
    We are running out of fossil fuels, traditional fuels are expensive and global warming is always in the news.
    Premium travel restores some civility
    Premium travel restores some civility
    I almost cried the day I got a letter from an airline telling me I no longer qualified as a Gold Frequent Flyer. What a disaster. No more "Welcome aboard Ms Stones" and swishing through the fast track at immigration while everyone else stood in tedious queues....
    Lost that business feeling?
    Lost that business feeling?
    It sounds terribly glamorous to be going to Mauritius on business. But anybody who has done so knows there is one big drawback — it is simply...