Blogs from Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, Africa - page 15


Africa » South Africa » Gauteng » Johannesburg December 27th 2010

Leaving Zambia So on November 29th we had a bit of a lie-in in Livingstone while some of the group went for their viewing of the Victoria Falls (which we had done the previous day). This also meant we had time for a lovely cooked English breakfast by the pool, a bit of luxury in our camping trip! The journey over the river and border back to Botswana was much smoother this time, and we all made it safely, including the truck. The ferry which broke a few days before was still there, so lucky we didn´t wait for it to get fixed! Only a few hours later we arrived at our next overnight stop, Elephant Sands. Elephant Sands This campsite was named because of the great number of elephants it sees visiting the nearby waterhole. ... read more
Cool birds at Elephant Sands
Trying to view a rhino without being spotted by the rhino!
All vehicles the zebra crossing

Africa » South Africa » Gauteng » Johannesburg December 11th 2010

I’m sorry I have not posted anything in a while. Time always goes by so fast for me when I’m in South Africa. There never seems to be enough of it and my stay never seems to be long enough. The other reason I have found it hard to blog about this section of my trip is because I feel like I’m at home when I’m here in Joburg with my family not really traveling - even though I am of course. Plus I have not had internet for a while so I will do my best to get you up to date on the past month without making this too long! And then I have a bunch to tell you about my last 2 weeks out here so I’ll probably post a couple blogs over ... read more

Africa » South Africa » Gauteng » Johannesburg November 30th 2010

Fa una certa impressione scoprire di essere bianco, specialmente quando te ne rendi conto in una squallida taverna di Central Johannesburg e ti ricordi allora di essere ad Hillbrow, uno dei quartieri piu' malfamati della citta', dove un bianco non lo si vede neppure sui cartelloni pubblicitari. Il Sudafrica viene definita la "nazione arcobaleno", ma da queste parti vedi solo e ovunque nero, nemmeno fossimo a Soweto, il celebre ghetto che e' cresciuto a dismisura fino a diventare una grande citta' abitata da centinaia di migliaia di persone e che, negli ultimi anni, ha subito un certo restyling ed oggi, almeno per le sue zone piu' centrali, ha l'aspetto di uno sterminato quartiere residenziale di piccole casette con tetto in lamiera; non ho fatto foto, ma l'atmosfera per le sue vie era davvero gradevole e pacifica. ... read more
Central Johannesburg
Johannesburg vista dai sobborghi settentrionali
Beata gioventu'...

Africa » South Africa » Gauteng » Johannesburg November 28th 2010

A slight change in style coming up - see attached photos!... read more
... to this!

Africa » South Africa » Gauteng » Johannesburg November 28th 2010

A week from today we'll be in Aus! Testing out the blog site...... read more

Africa » South Africa » Gauteng » Johannesburg » Soweto November 21st 2010

Hey everyone!! sorry i havent written for a while havent had a chance to get on the net!! So much has been happening its unreal!!! Im now working back at Othandweni, the childrens home. half 5 starts! Beautiful!!! Our last few weeks at masi were AMAZING, didnt want to leave!! The kids put on a bit of a show for us, they are sooooo talented!! I actually need to go back and read through the things we've been upto its going so fast its really hard to remember everything!! Last weekend we went to the lion park!! Waking up to the sound of those bad boys, something I'll never forget! It was brilliant, and my pictures are uploading to facebook as we speak. Last week wa intense, and very hard. The early hours of wednesday morning ... read more

Africa » South Africa » Gauteng » Johannesburg November 19th 2010

We plan to fly from Canada to London to see the Lion King in theatre and then fly to Johannesburg to pick up our safari truck. Then we will safari in Botswana for a week in Moremi and Chobe, and then on to Victoria Falls. We will drive through Zimbobwe to show the girls where their mom grew up in Harari, and then on to South African, north of Durban to enjoy the beach for a few days. The truck is equipped with 2 double roof tents and all the camping features needed for 4 adults. The powerful 3.0 l diesel engine and the extended long range 140L fuel tank give you the freedom to explore even further. Vehicle: Nissan Double Cab 3.0l turbo diesel / Nissan Double Cab 3.3l V6 petrol, 5 speed manual, power ... read more

Africa » South Africa » Gauteng » Johannesburg November 10th 2010

This may be slightly pre-mature, 4 months to be exact but mental preparation takes a lot longer than one may think. In March next year, this twenty something lady will leave home and head North Easterly towards the land of colour.... India. I have managed to organise myself a job in Dehli. Details of which I have no idea but one fundemental aspect is that I get to work for a month, travel for a month and so on in that exact order. That to me, is the most ideal job offer one can get (note: money does not motivate me) no matter what kind of work they ask me to do.... well to an extent I suppose. RTW trips often take 12 months or more of preparation. Saving money, selling possessions, saving more money. I, ... read more
Thailand, Chiang Mai
Thailand, Koh Samui
Laos, Vang Vieng

Africa » South Africa » Gauteng » Johannesburg November 1st 2010

This past weekend I was able to spend time at the famous Apartheid Museum. Unbelievable look at the history of South Africa!... read more
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Africa » South Africa » Gauteng » Johannesburg » Soweto October 31st 2010

Well Well... I got a bad tummy the beginning of the week so I was off work for a day :( Where do I start this week!! Our fundraiser, we have a date!! Saturday 20th November so its all systems go now to organise it!! I can tell you now, It's going to be GREAT!! The Grannys day that I mentioned last week, Total success, they are so cute so nice to see how happy it made them. I did a whole day gardening this week, you should check the blisters!! I will upload the pictures at some point honest!! Was well proud of myself!! The people are still great!! Miss home but not the ignorance of some english people! you can walk down the street and you get spoken to by everybody!! It great!! I ... read more

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