Cruising the Garden Route April 5th 2010 On Thursday Jeff and Cornel came through with a very cunning plan. They both took the day off so we could get away up the Garden Route a day early and beat the Easter traffic out of town.
So off we went, north via Stellenbosch then Franschoek and over a mountain pass to the farmland on the other side, called the Overberg. Franschoek is surrounded by mountains and chock full of wineries and qua ... read more
Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Wilderness After the British seized the Cape of Good Hope area in 1806, many of the Dutch settlers (the Boers) trekked north to found their own republics. The discovery of diamonds (1867) and gold (1886) spurred wealth and immigration and intensified the subjug... ... read more
28 April 2012: Just back from another family experience, this time in Hong Kong (where we used to live in the '90s) and China. As usual we all loved it. We've already told the boys that we are leaving them to do Europe and the UK themselves. They won't want us there to cramp their style by the time they do their OE anyway.
But that still leaves some fairly major parts of the planet still to be explored by the Travelbugs if we can swing it. It is getting hard to fit in around various activities we are all involved in, but I'm pretty sure the boys will turn up as long as we are paying.
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