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Hoof and Mouth: Botswana Border Crossing

A bright and early start Our two firestarters Donny and Rowan had volunteered for the one permanent position on our overland trip through Zambia, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. They…

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Livingstone Recovery

The market in downtown Livingstone is filled with woodcarvings of hippos, giraffe, warthogs, elephants, etc.  They are lovely…but many are huge…and heavy, or fragile!  How do people ever get them…

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Victoria Falls

Day 2.  Rather than waste more time trying to get a status update on the lost luggage on a Sunday, we head to Victoria Falls.  A 20,000 kwacha taxi ride…

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Welcome to Livingstone

We’re not sure if Donny is cursed or if I’ve just been lucky, but his bag’s gone missing AGAIN!  Thats 2 for 2.  After losing hope the bag was just…

Overland Route

Namibia Nomad

  We are leaving for a three week trek overland through Zambia, Botswana, Namibia and back to Cape Town.  We ran around yesterday getting last minute supplies (sleeping bag and…

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Hoerikwaggo

The original inhabitants of the Cape – the Khoekhoen and San tribes – called Table Mountain Hoerikwaggo – “sea mountain,” and we had a beautiful hike to the top.  The cloud…

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Cape of Good Hope

This entry will be a brief introduction, as I’m running out of time (and we’re getting REALLY hungry).  We had a great visit to the Cape Peninsula (Cape of Good…

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Robben Island

Robben Island was a short boat ride away from the Cape Town Waterfront, but a world away in atmosphere.  Since Mandela’s release in 1991 (from a prison he’d been transferred to) the island has come…

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Cape Town Waterfront

Our first full day in Capetown was spent at the Waterfront. We walked down from our hostel (the Ashanti Lodge), and it took about an hour.   It’s been cool in…

Big Ben, London

London Layover: Mind the Gap

The good news: We made it safe and sound to Cape Town. The bad news:  Donny’s bag didn’t.  Our card reader is in his bag, so we won’t be able…