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Travel Blogs from Bloubergstrand
... the drive in my sleep, and every time I see the "Departures" sign above my driving lane I get a surge of excitement and adrenaline. If I am departing in a foreign country the "Departures" sign is definitely more a deep sigh of relief that yet again, my taxi driver did indeed deliver me to where he said he would at 5am rather than turning off down a dark alley to mug me. Always a tense ride ensuring he is following the "Airport this way" signs!! As I hop out of the car at the ...
... were eager to use our knowledge except it really wasn’t necessary. The 73 year old woman had complaints of knee pain that was seasonal and was never excruciating. She was already taking a vitamin for joint health and calcium. I hate to ever be that kind of health professional that plays down an ailment but Jen and I were like, "You most likely have arthritis. It comes with older age. You are already taking the necessary vitamins and that’s great. If it’s ...
... fields, where soccer and rugby were being played. There were children running EVERYWHERE! Anytime we stopped we would have between 4-15 children staring at us before the tour guides would shoo them away. We also passed many shipping crates that were made into an informal store, called a spaza. We walked by
The townships were in very, very poor conditions. Part of our tour was to go through the housing for locals. In one small room there were three single ...
After the ostrich farm, we went to
the Buffalo Drift Game Lodge – this is where we got to ride elephants! This was
one of the coolest things I’ve ever done. We were each able to ride one (with
one of the workers sitting on it too with us) along the watering hole, where
there were hippos in the water! Elephants are so big but so gentle and cute-
the elephant I rode was named Malaga, which means “angel.” The cutest thing was
... and introduction at a sea front cafe, we all jumped into The Peace Train mini-busses to be transferred to our home for the next 2 weeks – a 12 carriage train!
My expectations of the 12 carriage Peace Train were small, cold, bunk beds and iffy cafeteria and, all in all, pretty boring. What I found was far beyond my imagination; we had shared rooms, big, comfortable beds and a table, electricity source and a sink with ...