Hg2 : The Hedonist

Keith Bain

Born and bred in the sultry east coast city of Durban, Keith Bain moved around a lot as a youngster, so his compulsion to travel and his itch to explore are virtually genetic. “The offbeat and unusual always fascinate and intrigue, but this week’s pleasures will be next week’s clichés, so I’m all for being seduced by the next potential addiction.” He’s travelled extensively, both to satisfy his curiosity and for the various guidebooks that he writes-India is always close to his heart, but then so are Slovenia, Romania, Mexico, Japan, Australia, Italy, Ireland, Kenya, Tanzania, and sublime South Africa, of course. “One addiction I’ll never give up is Cape Town-it’s like living in a dream with all the surreal paradoxes that implies.” And a hedonist has no choice but to get out there and try it all, which is exactly what he did whilst researching Hg2’s Cape Town guide. What makes him a hedonist? “Sucking the marrow out of the bones of life. That’s hedonism in a nutshell.”

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