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How to have the perfect anniversary Part 1

Back in South Africa it was time to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Having gotten married during a leap year this means an anniversary every 4 years, – making each one of those really special. In between times, instead of just letting the whole thing slide we have taken it to the next level and celebrate over…

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Lessons the Karoo has taught me

Traversing the Karoo enroute to and from the coast of South Africa can either be a total bore of a nonstop drive, blasting along at 120km/hr (or up to 160km/hr if you have a death wish) on a mostly two-lane-straight-as motorway that bypasses most of the towns. Or it can be the perfect excuse to…

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Yesterday mourning

Just one week ago we stopped overnight in a Private Game Reserve where we were treated to an evening and then a morning game drive around the property. Amongst the game seen that evening were a recently acquired young male cheetah, whom we were fortunate enough to be able to approach quite closely on foot. This,…

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Why there is no joy in flying.

What is it about international travel that seems to bring out the worst in human nature? Whatever it the reason, it seems to start outside in the drop off zone. Cars kerb crawl in a way that would cause arrest in many less savoury areas. Drivers acquire tunnel vision in their efforts to grab that unguarded…

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THE V OF AFRICA

  V IS FOR VULTURE MY FAVOURITE CHARACTER IN DISNEYS “JUNGLE BOOK” “SO WHAT YOU WANNA DO?” THEY ASK, SITTING HIGH ON A BRANCH, SHRUGGING BONY SHOULDERS, AND GIVING A BEADY-EYED LOOK.