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We’re Going To South Africa!

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 bushwalk (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 as 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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Friday 18th of December 2009

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.


Tuesday 7th of October 2008

Have a good trip Dave, SA should be fun!


Monday 6th of October 2008

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

pictures by Dave has a good ring :wink:


Monday 6th of October 2008

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.


Monday 6th of October 2008

Hey, Dave sounds good, have you check out Steve is Lost.

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 to 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 it's 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.


Thursday 9th of October 2008

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

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