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Travel Blogs from Lustleigh
... at the first
stop with lunch at the second, arriving mid-afternoon at Whimple.
wonderful to see Ali again and we were made welcome by her lovely
parents, Janthia and Roger. I could never hope to describe the
organisation that has been going on for the wedding, including the
three tiered wedding cake which Ali and her parents had made and
iced. After enjoying a home cooked dinner complete with more clotted
... not that I'm wanting it to fly by! As the coach pulled away leaving my family stood there waving, behind their sunglasses which were hiding the tears, it dawned on me. I'm off. I'm on my way to Asia. Alone. The excitement is slowly building and it's starting to feel real! This time tomorrow I'll be backpacking in the Middle East commencing this long awaited adventure! ...
The next morning Shane went into work and we got up late. After lunch Shane took us up to a part of his old farm where he still owned a game reserve. About 2000 acres set aside solely for animals. This used to be a good business as hunters would pay large amounts of money to go on hunting camps. Now lots of the game had been poached, the fence has been pulled down and stolen.
... if you are ever there. The falls were amazing and we flew low enough to see people walking along the Zimbabwe side and others swimming at the top on the Zambian side (must of had a death wish or been adrenalin junkies!). After we landed we went for a walk around the falls viewing it from the edge of the Zimbabwean cliffs. Although it was the dry season the amount of water coming over was staggering. The spray thrown up the 200 foot cliffs got us wet. ...
... A contrast to the game in Zimbabwe. This is due to the Botswana success in stopping poaching and there ban on hunting. There are areas of Zimbabwe where animals can be hunted in a controlled manner.
We saw a number of new animals including Giraffe, Sable, Roan (a rare type of antelope). We watched a pack of Banded mongoose go about their business. There were groups of elephant sleeping beside the track roads, We stopped to take ...