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... They had a back up generator which provided emergency lighting, aka— one small light per room. Thankfully, we had hot water so we took a hot shower to warm up before bed… of course with no light. When the power goes out it is usually back on after 6 hours.
Anyway, pretty uneventful- we went to bed and woke up to power and breakfast.
Oh yeah, we got this nice fortune cookie message during our layover in Atlanta. Right before we hit the plane to ...
... two Belgians, two Park Rangers with enormous ****-off guns, and the wildlife for company. We got our first glimpse of the Big Five that morning, as well as a load of zebras/assorted antelope/giraffes/giant bloody spiders - water buffalo lurking in the distance, and a black rhino and her calf only about 100m away (so close that the clicking of a DSLR lens was too loud). Absolutely brilliant.
We headed back to camp for a well-earned shower and nap, after which ...
... to sit and focus on the animals, they could be birds or animals in the water. One rule when you enter the hide is you must be "silent" no loud talking.
It is a very peaceful and relaxing place to be. Here again, there may not be any animals to see, but the landscape is breathtaking.
It is now time to leave the park and head to Johannesburg which will take ...
... were not busy at all so I got to linger a bit and relax. For about an hour after I arrived, there were quite a few people, but it cleared out by 7:00pm and it was just me, two other travellers and a few staff. So quiet and chill. I had read that the Lufthansa lounge was a zoo, so this was quite a relief! After a shower, a few phone calls via the most reliable lounge internet I have ever had, a light snack and a couple of adult beverages, it was time to make my to the far side ...
... all over. Bags are packed (after several cullings I’m sure I still have too much - thank you mum and Em for your help and being so patient :). I barely got any sleep last night, my stomach felt like it was in a huge tangle of knots (Mikey had no trouble, as soon as his head hit the pillow, and for the remainder of the night there was a steady snore!). I’ve had numerous dreams over the last week about doctors telling me they no longer thought I ...
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