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Travel Blogs from Paignton
... where she and Craig used
to live in Lacey Green before moving to York. We had googled it but
it was good to actually see it.
collected us for dinner with her parents, and her sister Christine
who had flown in from Switzerland that afternoon with her two year
old son Jasper – a bright, lively little fellow with an infectious
smile and laugh. Christine's husband Paul was to arrive the next
... and my beloved pet dog Henry. Mum presented me with a card she called 'coach reading' which once in transit I was to discover was filled with 2 pages of a personal, tearjerking message. The time has flown by since I made the decision to go travelling so before long I'll have completed the biggest challenge in my life to date and will be on my return flight back to ...
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.
Day 1 at the falls
We had breakfast at the Ilala Hotel. A beautifully thatched building, very colonial and offering a huge variety of breakfast. After breakfast we went on a Helicopter ride over the waterfall. The helicopter was a 4 man plus pilot, quite small. We had to be weighed and and positioned in the helicopter accordingly.
The view was amazing, we could see elephant, hippos buffalo all on the outskirts of the town. Although expensive we would ...
Day 2 Chobe National Park Botswana
At 5 am we woke and headed off at 5 30. We drove an hour to the Botswana border and went through customs, we met the Safari guide and got in the safari vehicle, dark green with three rows of seats raised up for viewing, open with a canvass roof.
We drove another hour to the gates of Chobe National Park. The first animal we saw was a giraffe. We were all astonished at how un fazed by humans the ...