Hunting for the Big Five April 16th 2010 We have now had three days in Kruger Park and we are getting desparate. We still haven't nailed the big five.
The big five are Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino and Buffalo. Yet we weren,t more than 20 metres inside the Phabeni Gate when Mitchell spotted the first animal - a group of impalas grazing by a river. We have seen hundreds and hundreds of impalas now, they are so "old hat". But the first ... read more
Africa » South Africa » Mpumalanga » Kruger National Park 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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