South Africa – Maniac safari with hordes of elephants

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Rate our ReviewsWatch out………… I kept screaming when I saw a group of elephants,  one or two meters away from the car we were driving.  My heart was beating very fast, and I was surely in hyperventilate mode, and losing my voice when I saw the pachyderm up close and personal.  It was blocking the […]

Cape Town, South Africa – the Contrasts

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Rate our ReviewsIt was New Year’s Eve and my overland journey through Southern Africa was coming to a close.  My mood was a bit dampened at the thought of returning to work after such an exciting month in the “dark continent,” but did not want that affecting my last two days. There was so much […]

Wine Tasting in Stellenbosch, South Africa

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Rate our ReviewsMuch like novels, I believe that trips can have themes.  My trip to Southern Africa had several themes, and one of the more lighthearted ones was this: most things are better with wine.  I do enjoy wine.  I like the complex orchestra of flavors that plays out.  I like the magic that happens […]

A New Year’s Plunge into Cleansing Waters – Cape Town, South Africa

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Rate our ReviewsIt was New Year’s Day.  It wasn’t quite 10 a.m. and the sun was already scorching.  I, like much of the rest of the world, had celebrated the night before, maybe a little later than I should have, when I knew I needed to be up by six the next day.  Who plans […]