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Road Tripping

Features on where to go road tripping, what to pack, what’s required for your Mozambique trip, safety tips and more.

  • Know your braai etiquette

    Do you know your braai etiquette? If not, now is the time to brush up on them. Don’t be that awkward person at the next braai #NutsandBolts4Breakfast Make sure your car is running in tip top shape or you might not even make it to the next braai. For all your spare parts needs Randburg Midas is your one stop shop. Braaing is more than just a pastime for South Africans. Some people take it very seriously! Summer is here so you can be sure there are going to be braai sparking up all over the page. Follow these simple do’s & don’t and you can rest assured you will be invited to the next braai Braai do’s: Do braai on charcoal or wood Do ask your host what you should bring Do bring what your host asks you to bring Buy good quality meat and enough to share Do keep the Braai Master company Do agree with the Braai Master’s method of turning the chops Do compliment the Braai Master on the marinade Do bring extra drink’s regardless if alcoholic or not Do ask the braai master how his drink is doing and replace when needed Do offer to help set and clear the table Braai don’ts (possibly more important that the do’s): Don’t use gel or paraffin to light the fire. Real braais start with a match and kindling or firelighters Don’t give the Braai Master cooking advice of any kind Don’t arrive with a fish Don’t bring your own tongs to a braai Don’t ask for the marinade recipe. It’s almost always a secret Only eat the salad. Braai Masters take offense to this. Don’t be in a rush. A braai is more than just a meal – it’s a social event. Offer to help set & clear the table. Don’t complain about the music Don’t bring additional people unless cleared by the braai master For more information on our impressive range of car care products and more, please contact us www.midasrandburg.co.za | (011) 789-4411 | marco@midasrandburg.co.za | 191 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg. Connect with us and share your photos of your goodies from Randburg Midas and tag #RandburgMidas Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Google+ | Instagram | LinkedIn | Pinterest Source: http://capetown.getitonline.co.za/2014/09/23/braai-etiquette/#.Vmgpnvl97IE

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  • Road trip tip 10: Ask a local where to eat

    Road trip tip 10: Ask a local where to eat. Before embarking on any road trip make sure your car is mechanically sound. If you need any car spares or any other road tripping odds and ends, speak to Randburg Midas and we will have you enjoying your road trip in no time #Roadtripping Nine times out of ten, a local will lead you to a tastier, cheaper dinner with better ambiance than a guidebook could ever suggest. Find a local who looks like they know what’s up, and ask the simple question. For more information on our impressive range of car care products and more, please contact us www.midasrandburg.co.za | (011) 789-4411 | marco@midasrandburg.co.za | 191 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg. Connect with us and share your photos of your goodies from Randburg Midas and tag #RandburgMidas Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Google+ | Instagram | LinkedIn | Pinterest Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/01/road-trip-hacks_n_4177884.html

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  • Road trip tip 9: Announce your whereabouts

    Road trip tip 9: Announce your whereabouts #Roadtripping Before embarking on any road trip make sure your car is mechanically sound. If you need any car spares or any other road tripping odds and ends, speak to Randburg Midas and we will have you enjoying your road trip in no time Text someone — a friend or your parents — the name of the place you stay each night and which town you plan to reach by the next night. In the very rare event that anything sketchy happens, it’s good to have a public record of where you are. For more information on our impressive range of car care products and more, please contact us www.midasrandburg.co.za | (011) 789-4411 | marco@midasrandburg.co.za | 191 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg. Connect with us and share your photos of your goodies from Randburg Midas and tag #RandburgMidas Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Google+ | Instagram | LinkedIn | Pinterest Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/01/road-trip-hacks_n_4177884.html

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  • Road trip tip 8: Carry cash for tolls

    Road trip tip 8: Carry cash for tolls. Before embarking on any road trip make sure your car is mechanically sound. If you need any car spares or any other road tripping odds and ends, speak to Randburg Midas and we will have you enjoying your road trip in no time #Roadtripping Toll roads can pop up in the most bizarre of places, and their charges might be higher than you expect. Stock your centre console with notes and coin. For more information on our impressive range of car care products and more, please contact us www.midasrandburg.co.za | (011) 789-4411 | marco@midasrandburg.co.za | 191 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg. Connect with us and share your photos of your goodies from Randburg Midas and tag #RandburgMidas Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Google+ | Instagram | LinkedIn | Pinterest Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/01/road-trip-hacks_n_4177884.html

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  • Road trip tip 7: Practice making new friends

    Road trip tip 7: Practice making new friends. Before embarking on any road trip make sure your car is mechanically sound. If you need any car spares or any other road tripping odds and ends, speak to Randburg Midas and we will have you enjoying your road trip in no time #Roadtripping You can keep to yourself at home, but a road trip is not the best time to do so. Chat to your grocery store cashier. Ask your hotel staff for shopping suggestions. Be bold and join a Frisbee game at the park. Locals know their area best, and they’ll lead you to the best activities once you break the ice. For more information on our impressive range of car care products and more, please contact us www.midasrandburg.co.za | (011) 789-4411 | marco@midasrandburg.co.za | 191 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg. Connect with us and share your photos of your goodies from Randburg Midas and tag #RandburgMidas Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Google+ | Instagram | LinkedIn | Pinterest Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/01/road-trip-hacks_n_4177884.html

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  • 6 manliest food items

    There’s something about certain foods that just makes them ooze manliness, but not in a gross way. Here are the 6 manliest food items #NutsandBolts4Breakfast After discussing some of the many reasons real men don’t eat salads, we got to thinking about what type of foods would definitively qualify as “manly.” The type of foods that practically beg to be accompanied by a beer, a Rugby match, or something equally masculine (motor oil, maybe?) 6) T-Bone Steak It’s thick, it’s juicy, this is the manliest of all the steak 5) Biltong Biltong is tough as nails and can survive under almost any conditions. It’s pretty much the Chuck Norris of all dried meats 4) A Good Old-Fashioned Cheeseburger Guy foods might not get any simpler than a good old-fashioned burger. A giant patty of ground beef, a slice of cheese, and hopefully a healthy portion of bacon are all you need for a perfectly self-contained meal. 3) Nachos Cheese by itself is absolutely wonderful, but not particularly manly. The same could be said for Dorito chips. However, when you add the two together and top them off with some chilies it all of a sudden transforms into a guy-stravaganza of awesomeness. 2) BBQ Ribs It’s meat served on a slab and smothered in barbecue sauce. What’s not to like? It doesn’t get much manlier than tearing apart a rack of ribs with your bare hands. 1) Anything HOT and SPICY The most manly thing to meat is anything so hot it makes you miserable, when you are around other man you need to prove you can finish a serving or you will appear appear inferior and weak. If you check any wall of fame at a restaurant featuring a hot food challenge, you’ll notice there aren’t many women willing to suffer through this type of pain for a chance at immortality. For more information on our impressive range of car care products and more, please contact us www.midasrandburg.co.za | (011) 789-4411 | marco@midasrandburg.co.za | 191 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg. Connect with us and share your photos of your goodies from Randburg Midas and tag #RandburgMidas Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Google+ | Instagram | LinkedIn | Pinterest Source: http://www.dailyfork.com/2009/04/the_8_manliest_food_items.php?page=2

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