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  • "🎶 Shave and a haircut.....two bits "Funny thing happened on the way to the airport. Before I came to South Africa I heard and read about the corruption ...even in law enforcement. We did not experience any throughout the trip. However....driving from Botswana Posted by Linda Fluckiger in Living a Dream | Apr 5, 2016
  • Rainbow NationThey don' t call this country the Rainbow Nation for nothing....the color...of the land, sunsets, the water, the people and their personalities, the culture, the weather, the wildlife, the flora, the history, the experiences, good, bad, ugly ...and everyt Posted by Linda Fluckiger in Living a Dream | Apr 4, 2016
  • Into the WildThe four of us are off to Botswana now to spend the last few days on safari. We cross the border once again, this time into Botswana. All along the way I have been noticing small changes Posted by Linda Fluckiger in Living a Dream | Apr 4, 2016
  • IzibuloIt is a great morning to enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the lodge, take in the beauty of this African landscape and prepare for another adventure...elephant riding. [img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/731064/74B6F4239948D39B802EE5066A90101A.jpg cap Posted by Linda Fluckiger in Living a Dream | Apr 3, 2016
  • Which way to Zimbabwe?We purchase double entry visas at the border crossing into Zimbabwe. We need one now for Zimbabwe and will need another in a few days to get into Botswana as well. With visa's in hand and passports Posted by Linda Fluckiger in Living a Dream | Apr 3, 2016
  • The Long Walk to FreedomIt's a sunny day and we are ready to experience a glimpse of the Soweto neighborhood, home to Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela. I'm finding what I see and hear a bit hard to process. The day starts Posted by Linda Fluckiger in Living a Dream | Mar 27, 2016
  • I do windowsUp at the crack of dawn, breakfast and hit the road! With spots like God's Window, Blythe River Canyon and Bourke's Luck Potholes, it's not called Paradise Country for nothing! The entire panoramic route is just that....one beautiful Posted by Linda Fluckiger in Living a Dream | Mar 27, 2016
  • Safari Time!Wake up call..5:00 a.m Why not? We are on vacation and don't want to miss a moment. I've been up since 4:00 a.m. ready to go! Kruger National Park has a rich history, both natural and Posted by Linda Fluckiger in Living a Dream | Mar 26, 2016
  • In my previous life, I was a jam jarWe are crossing the border into this tiny land-locked country; a Kingdom which has ancient and unique traditions. The people are peaceful, warm and friendly. We experience what the Swazi character consists of: good manners, they ask Posted by Linda Fluckiger in Living a Dream | Mar 26, 2016
  • The Big 5This reserve is famous for it's conservation of black and white rhinos and home to "The Big 5" (Rhinos, Elephants, Cape Buffalo, Lions and Leopard). The Big 5 refers to the animals that are the most difficult to hunt Posted by Linda Fluckiger in Living a Dream | Mar 23, 2016
  • ZululandWe have an early flight to Durban this morning and then we are off to KwaZulu Natal. This is an area known as "the garden province". It stretches along a shoreline beside the Indian Ocean and shares Posted by Linda Fluckiger in Living a Dream | Mar 23, 2016
  • Herd it thru the grapevineWhat could be better than a beautiful sunny day and a driver that takes you on a wine tour! We are heading toward Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek....wine country in Cape Town affectionately known as "the Cape Winelands". Posted by Linda Fluckiger in Living a Dream | Mar 23, 2016
  • Made in South Africa Table Mountain..National World Heritage site and just recently elected to become one of the New National Seven Wonders of Nature. The mountain consists of Sandstone and Cape Granite formed Posted by Linda Fluckiger in Living a Dream | Mar 22, 2016
  • The Mother City After a long flight from New York and a good nights sleep we are off on a Cape Town city tour. Cape Town which is called the Mother City...why? I have not yet learned the official reason but Posted by Linda Fluckiger in Living a Dream | Mar 22, 2016
  • 35. The good, the bad, and the really sadWe have had amazing three weeks in South Africa and we wanted to finish it off with a bang. In particular, I (Adam) have to admit there was still one thing I really wanted to try. Deep sea Tuna fishing! Posted by mm_lukes in and so the adventure begins ... | Mar 15, 2016
  • "Free Nelson Mandela"So after a 14 hour flight, a 3 hour stop in Jo'burg where Gordon had his first taste of ridiculously cheap South African wine (seriously, less than £2.00 for a large glass in an airport!) and a 2 hour flight Posted by jayfuller12 in Victoria: Station to Falls | Mar 9, 2016
  • 34. The Wild CoastAs we have mentioned before in our blog, getting off the beaten path is must do for every traveller. It is often where you find your own hidden gems and make memories and experiences you never thought you could. We Posted by mm_lukes in and so the adventure begins ... | Mar 6, 2016
  • 33. Behind the mistIndia was amazing but we did no physical activity aside from the walks between our hostel and whichever bar/restaurant we wanted to frequent. So for South Africa we decided to base our itinerary on getting back in touch with Mother Posted by mm_lukes in and so the adventure begins ... | Mar 3, 2016
  • 32. The big 5 (minus one)!Kruger National Park is out of this world amazing. Its diversity, density and sheer number of animals is unparalleled with any other park in the world. With 19,500 square km, Kruger has a multitude of terrain that can sustain a Posted by mm_lukes in and so the adventure begins ... | Mar 3, 2016
  • Feb 20, 2016 RTW day 48Feb 1 Sao Tome We had a tour to a banana plantation. This was a Monday and it looked like it was national wash the clothes day. Every stream we went past the ladies and kids Posted by pointslj in Points/Chamberlin Around the world 2016 | Feb 20, 2016
  • March! March is right around the corner....the month St. Patrick drove the snakes out of Ireland, the month known for the "wearing of the Posted by Linda Fluckiger in Living a Dream | Feb 20, 2016
  • Cruise Day Thirty Four - 21st Day @ SeaThe ship is on a East Northeasterly course and cracking along at a steady 18 knots. The motion was obviously considered severe enough to prompt the deployment of sick bags. A bundle of sealable bags is placed at Posted by greynomadm in 2016-01 Indian Ocean | Feb 11, 2016
  • Cruise Day Thirty Three - Port of DurbanUsual start to the day but the sunrise was disappointing but I decided to stay on deck for our approach too Durban. Things were a little behind schedule and the Captain announced that we were waiting for the pilot. Posted by greynomadm in 2016-01 Indian Ocean | Feb 10, 2016
  • Cruise Day Thirty Two - 20th Day @ SeaScattered clouds and light winds contributed to a better than average sunrise. Usual early morning routine, just fewer laps of the deck to accommodate the twinge in the left knee. Splashed out some more money to buy a Posted by greynomadm in 2016-01 Indian Ocean | Feb 9, 2016
  • Cruise Day Thirty One - Port ElizabethA solid overcast and occasional light showers greeted our arrival in Port Elizabeth. My left knee was still causing me discomfort and I decided to forgo the exercise on the open deck. After breakfast we assembled in the Posted by greynomadm in 2016-01 Indian Ocean | Feb 8, 2016
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