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The end of the season

As the fairy lights (Christmas lights) are taken down from all of the trees around the reef, it finally dawns on me that this marks the end of the season. This means that most of the members are headed up North to their other properties where it’s much cooler and is no longer snowing…

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Halfway through my time at Ocean Reef

We have reached the halfway point. It saddens me to think that within less than two months I will have to pack up and leave this wonderful life I’ve become accustomed to… Don’t get me wrong; I do miss my family and country…

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Life at Ocean Reef

Ocean Reef is paradise away from the city (45 minutes to be exact); it is one of the best private member-only clubs in the State of Florida. The club boasts a 4000ft landing strip at the private airport, its very own fully equipped medical center…

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Departure day

It was the morning of my departure day… I was stuck doing some last minute packing and still needed to go to the mall to get some essentials; it seemed like l’d left it all to the very last minute and my mom was not pleased at all!

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Introducing Nelly Dlamini

Nelly Bongiwe Dlamini

Introducing Nelly Dlamini, International Hotel School student headed for the USA for her 6 month internship…

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Called to a career in hospitality

You might recognise Pierre Van Heerden as our student blogger who recently spent a few months in Ireland at the Ballymaloe Cookery School, learning tricks of the trade from renowned chef, Darina Allen …

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The life, loves, and travels of Gabriella Marcelino

I’m of Portuguese and British heritage, but was born right here in the ‘City of Gold’ aka Johannesburg, and have lived here for 21 years. I’m incredibly outgoing, ambitious, not easily influenced, hard working, and dedicated to the things and people I love – nothing is ever too much for my friends and family …

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Blessed in the Bahamas

It was that time in second year at The International Hotel School where everyone else knew where they were going for their 6 month practicals – when they were leaving, how much they were earning, and where they would be staying. Except me. I was blissfully unaware of the journey I was about to embark on…

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Disney World’s Cultural Representative Course

I have applied to Disney World for the second time around. Now that may sound like I have already completed a season in Florida, but unfortunately not as I decided to withdraw my first application when the opportunity to go to Ireland came up …

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