I have learnt that in Canada nothing can happen until the May long weekend. After having lived here for 25 years I understand this and in fact today made a decision that I will continue to wear my boots until the long weekend because you just never know what is going to happen. It could… Continue reading It’s garden season
A helping hand for kids in Zimbabwe
Amanda is checking out Botswana and Victoria Falls. When she returns I would love to have an African evening where we discuss some of the differences between Southern and East Africa as this is one of the most common questions we get asked when people are planning a vacation to Africa. With our focus being… Continue reading A helping hand for kids in Zimbabwe
This is a biting question!
Mosquitoes are strange creatures. It seems that there are different varieties all over the world with very different patterns of behaviour. Now you would think that they would be worse in hot tropical locations – but that is not my experience. I grew up in South Africa and of course mosquitoes are very common there. … Continue reading This is a biting question!
So you think you are brave…
Adventure travel is supposed to be … well …. an adventure and to some people that means taking a deep breath and saying to yourself over and over – “I am not scared of ….. (insert your particular paranoia here, be it spiders, heights, dying, falling, weird food) and I am absolutely going to do… Continue reading So you think you are brave…
All creatures great and small….
When you contemplate a trip to Africa – especially East Africa – you think about the Big Five – the Lion, the Leopard, the Elephant, the Rhino and the Buffalo and of course I was thrilled to spot these on my recent trip to Tanzania – all except the elusive leopard. Our guide however opened… Continue reading All creatures great and small….
Would you like bugs with that?
Bugs can be a deal-breaker. Just as you have that tropical package all sewn up and ready to go THAT question jumps up. “Er, do you think there will be bugs there?”. Well, it’s Costa Rica. Pretty good chance of there being bugs. Same thing in Belize, or Mexico or Africa. Bugs kinda like hanging… Continue reading Would you like bugs with that?
Insomnia in darkest Africa
2.14 am …….I can’t believe I am camping out in a small two man tent in the middle of the African bush and there isn’t even a fence between us and them … the predators. How did I talk myself into this? Even more curious… how did I talk my sister into this. She hates spiders… Continue reading Insomnia in darkest Africa
Africa is calling me back
To see a lioness stalking her prey is thrilling and yet some part of you always wants the poor antelope or zebra to get away