Come on my African journey filled with azure oceans, electric storm smells, pure joy and violence, wild animals, crazy traffic & wide open spaces
Hi, are you here because you love elephant? World Elephant has just passed and each year I summarise the progress or deterioration of the care of or destruction of these wonderful giants. We need to be the voices for our wildlife.
The ups and downs of a week living through a science fiction war movie in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. We are all rubbing our brows, wondering "what on earth happened?" 7 days of amazement, fear, foraging for food & fuel together with a healthy dose of miracles. July 11 - 19, 2021
Snippets of life as a farmers daughter in Zimbabwe in the 1970's. What a joyful time spent with family and friends despite a terrorist war.
Three best friends travel to the desert, mesmerised by murmurations of birds, scorched by searing sun, dreaming starlit dreams, meeting strange people and heading into an almighty storm - an analogy - nature vs life
Even normal domestic travel can have its nasty twists and turns. Expect the unexpected. My experience of the release of reformed alcoholics set free on a train destined for home. Eye opening for an 18-year-old farm girl!
If you love stories of big adventures taken by little people, this is your place to stop for 5 minutes, board the Steam Train & vacation to Mozambique from Rhodesia with me in the early 70's.
The journey through Mozambique in 2019 raised many questions about abandoned buildings scattered like salt & pepper everywhere en route (an 8& half hour drive), Why would solidly built homes, shops, hotels & farmhouses stand empty for 40 years? Are they cursed? Do the original Portuguese who fled the country after the coup still own them? And if they do, why would this deal remain in tact after a coup and independence breaking ties with Portugal?Does someone have some answers for me?
The weather in Africa is unpredictable. We set out mid summer only to be blown away by crazy, under a dark threatening cloudcover. However, for us this day, exploring Kruger on a miserable day turned into a magical outing.
I am a child of Africa, born in beautiful Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and grew up on a beautiful Tobacco Farm. I've moved many many times and do not really know where I want to put my forever roots down. I have fun doing everyday things away from my home, trying to see the wonderment of life through the eyes of a child. A day out, weekend away, week away...... And months' travelling hold magical memories and events. These are what make me who I am - cautious, adventurous, fun loving & hungry to discover colours, countries, geography, cultures and experiences... and I'm normal too ... tiring travel makes me frowny too sometimes. .... and my packing advice is take... passport, medical kit, credit card and your smile
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