Monthly Archives: October 2010

The Highest Country in the World – Lesotho

By this time old pro’s at packing for the Drakensburg’s unpredictable weather, we set off in the early morning sun on October 28th with rain gear in our daypacks.  Once at the exit border for South Africa, we were informed … Continue reading

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Amphitheatre Hike, Drakensburg

Another day, another hostel.  The one word I would use to describe this hostel is: immaculate.  Inkosana Lodge in the Champagne Valley, near Cathedral Peak – thank you Lonely Planet!  There is a sign that says “This bed is ready” and … Continue reading

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Kruger National Park and the Big Five

In the last week we have driven almost 1700km’s, and aside from still signalling with our windshield wipers, there have been no incidents – hurray! I’m in quite possibly the best backpackers hostel I’ve ever seen – Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge … Continue reading

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Jo-burg, Pretoria, and DRIVING

Once we were safely back on the ground, we found ourselves back at Dalene’s and ready for the next adventure: driving. Bevan has made quite the empire for himself over his lifetime, amassing a series of car scrap yards, that, … Continue reading

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Happy New Life!

Ok, so I am definitely in Africa – a monkey stole part of my lunch the other day! I’m still trying to catch you all up a bit on Jo-burg, so I’ll try and go quickly but not miss too … Continue reading

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The South African in Me

I still can’t believe I’m in South Africa.  It’s October 20th today, and I’m in a wee little round hut with Lisa, just us, our beds, a small table and two chairs and a sink.  We got to South Africa … Continue reading

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SOUTH AFRICA!

Hey everyone, sorry I haven’t posted in a couple of days – it’s been go go go since I arrived in Johannesburg, and I’ve barely had any time to sleep and think, let alone write! A quick rundown for you … Continue reading

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In London and on my way!

Alright, first post from the road! Airports and flights: pretty much the same, I’m sure, as what you all have experienced yourself. Security, walk to the gate, which, coincidentally, happened to be the exact same gate as I took the … Continue reading

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ONE MORE SLEEP!

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry just had to get that out . . . I LEAVE TOMORROW!!! No, my bags are not packed, but yes, I am ready to go. No, I’m not standing outside your door, and actually, if I really wanted … Continue reading

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How many goodbyes?

How many goodbyes does it take to start a new life? How many hugs? How many “I’ll miss you”s? How many promises to write? How many promises to visit? How many kisses? How many last looks? How many “I love … Continue reading

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