Africa

Southern Africa Wrap-Up

Written by on December 30, 2012 in Africa, General with 2 Comments
Southern Africa Wrap-Up

Had I known that I was going to be able to push my Johannesburg to Hong Kong flight back another week, I would’ve travelled overland back down to Maputo and over the border to Nelspruit and up to Kruger.  However, I was only granted the extra few days at the last minute, and had already […]

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Mozambique

Written by on December 23, 2012 in Africa, General with 1 Comment
Mozambique

I’d made a reservation for the “Africa Bus”, a bus that went from Durban, South Africa to Maputo, Mozambique, over the phone, but wasn’t sure how reliable that would be, so I showed up at 530am outside the Pavilion Hotel to ensure my spot on the bus.  I was actually quite surprised to find a […]

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Lesotho

Written by on December 23, 2012 in Africa, General with 3 Comments
Lesotho

After nearly a week of rain in South Africa, and the forecast predicting rain for the entire following week, I’d had enough!  Especially because I was supposed to be enjoying sunshine on the beach on the Wild Coast for the next week.  Bummer!!!  So, I made a quick game-time decision to head to Lesotho, a […]

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South Africa, p2

Written by on December 20, 2012 in Africa, General with 1 Comment
South Africa, p2

I don’t know what happened the night that Karen and Alisa flew out, but I was sooooo hungover the next day.  I know I met up with Alick and Tess, the fun couple I’d met a couple weeks prior in Vic Falls on our rafting trip.  I didn’t think I had that much to drink, […]

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South Africa, p1

Written by on December 16, 2012 in Africa, General with 0 Comments
South Africa, p1

Karen, Alisa and I arrived in Cape Town a bit early to check in, so headed to Twankey’s, a pub attached to the Taj Hotel, for a champagne lunch.  Actually, local South African sparkling wine is called MCC, which stands for Methode Cap Classique.  Twankey’s was only a block from the amazing flat with killer views […]

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Botswana

Written by on December 3, 2012 in Africa, General with 0 Comments
Botswana

We woke up early to have breakfast and met our tour group outside the lobby.  Calvin and Albert pulled up in a massive beast of a vehicle/truck and we all hopped in. Today we were supposed to see the Falls first thing, so we were told we’d be refunded since we’d already seen in, and […]

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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe & Zambia

Written by on December 2, 2012 in Africa, General with 2 Comments
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe & Zambia

After a brief overnight stay at a hostel near the airport in J’Burg, I headed back to the airport in the morning to catch my flight to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. I have wanted to come here since the last RTW trip 12 years ago, when I skipped it and the rest of Southern Africa in […]

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