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Cape Town to Namibia

Cape Town to Namibia

March 7, 2017 Well, we are finally on the road, and not without a few surprises. Our first surprise was that our rental camper was not available on the day they picked us up in Cape Town. It had been in an accident and another one was on route from Johannesburg, scheduled to arrive too […]

Cape Town

Cape Town

None of my research prepared me for the amazing Cape Town, South Africa. This is so far the most beautiful city I have ever visited. The spectacular beaches framed by the ominous mountains, Table Mountain being only one of many, makes for a startling natural beauty. The friendliness of the people, the cleanliness – I […]

Munich stopover

Munich stopover

First blog post with my new iPad on the way to Africa. So far the karma is with us. Our trip started with a ride to the airport by a shuttle taxi driver, who just happens to call Cape Town his home. We told him to drive slow and picked his brain. He gave us […]

and we’re off

and we’re off

Finally we’re off to Africa tomorrow. No doubt about it, this is the most intimidating trip I’ve planned so far. Ray has decided to google every crime statistic he can find. According to him, and I’m not sure if this is fake news or not, South Africa has the fourth highest violent crime rate in […]

Winter Hike Pinawa to Seven Sisters

Winter Hike Pinawa to Seven Sisters

Take your honey to lunch this Valentine’s Day – or any day, and enjoy one of the best walks in the area to get there. The temperatures are predicted to soar above zero this week – the perfect time for your first hike of the year to Seven Sisters.  Add to that a new Italian […]

Preparing for Africa

Preparing for Africa

Africa is calling. Almost a year in the planning, we leave finally in just two weeks. I think we’re ready! Our trip will begin and end in Cape Town. We have a general itinerary but we’re basically just going on an epic road trip. We have hired a caravan – that’s South African speak for […]

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