We’re Going To South Africa!

by Dave on October 6, 2008 · 12 comments

It's customary to remove shoes before entering a Laos hotel or Guest House

After 90 votes in my poll, and 40% of people thinking I should go to The Middle East after Asia, I’m happy to announce I’ll get there eventually. Why can’t I skip South Africa?

  • the view from Table Mountain in Cape Town
  • hanging out with Warren on his home turf
  • wild penguins
  • learning about apartheid and seeing Nelson Mandela’s old prison
  • touring wine country
  • cage diving with great white sharks
  • riding an ostrich (feel free to claim this as a dare….it never would’ve occurred to me)
  • going on safari in Kruger National Park
  • my first bush walk (complete with well-armed guide)
  • visiting two unexpected countries – Lesotho and Swaziland

I’m sure there is lots more awaiting me. I love experiencing a place like I’ve always imagined it in my mind. It turns the fantasy into a reality, and as much as I want to see Egypt, my image of Africa is in the game parks.

But first….adventures in northern Laos and Thailand await.

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Categories: South Africa

12 Comments

Enlight October 6, 2008 at 7:08 pm

Hey Dave sounds good, have you check out Steve is lost, here is his link http://www.steveislost.com/

Hey flew to South Africa and traveled to Egypt through the Congo. He is in his fourth year of traveling and in India now.

Well, I traveled Egypt for five months. Egypt is more of a hassle, but it is well worth it if you make it there to travel, even if its for a month or less.

I choose to start in Egypt because of my interest in history, and Egypt is the second oldest civilization with the oldest standing monument. Although, staying five months I almost ended up in the Egyptian nut house, lol.

Happy trails.

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Dave October 9, 2008 at 9:54 am

Thanks for the blog link….I’m always interested in seeing what other long term travelers are up to!

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Enlight October 6, 2008 at 2:08 pm

Hey Dave sounds good, have you check out Steve is lost, here is his link http://www.steveislost.com/

Hey flew to South Africa and traveled to Egypt through the Congo. He is in his fourth year of traveling and in India now.

Well, I traveled Egypt for five months. Egypt is more of a hassle, but it is well worth it if you make it there to travel, even if its for a month or less.

I choose to start in Egypt because of my interest in history, and Egypt is the second oldest civilization with the oldest standing monument. Although, staying five months I almost ended up in the Egyptian nut house, lol.

Happy trails.

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Dave October 9, 2008 at 4:54 am

Thanks for the blog link….I’m always interested in seeing what other long term travelers are up to!

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Cut October 7, 2008 at 2:32 am

Awesome man, South Africa should be really fun. I get to go in december to visit a friend. But anyways man home fun looking at all the different animals.

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Cut October 6, 2008 at 9:32 pm

Awesome man, South Africa should be really fun. I get to go in december to visit a friend. But anyways man home fun looking at all the different animals.

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crambox October 7, 2008 at 3:17 am

Yea Africa!!!!!!!! you know I cant wait for a picture of a big cat by Dave!!!!

pictures by Dave has a good ring :wink:

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crambox October 6, 2008 at 10:17 pm

Yea Africa!!!!!!!! you know I cant wait for a picture of a big cat by Dave!!!!

pictures by Dave has a good ring :wink:

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Priyank October 7, 2008 at 4:00 pm

Have a good trip Dave, SA should be fun!

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Priyank October 7, 2008 at 11:00 am

Have a good trip Dave, SA should be fun!

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Hudson December 18, 2009 at 10:22 pm

Whether you know it or not you are probably quite familiar with mandalas. If you have gazed upon a magnificent rose window adorning a local cathedral or spent time enjoying a fragrant spring daisy, then you have already been touched by the beauty of a mandala.

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Hudson December 19, 2009 at 4:22 am

Whether you know it or not you are probably quite familiar with mandalas. If you have gazed upon a magnificent rose window adorning a local cathedral or spent time enjoying a fragrant spring daisy, then you have already been touched by the beauty of a mandala.

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