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... 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
... 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.
... crew, a captain and a man serving drinks. The captain had an easy job driving but the other guy worked hard making drinks for the thirsty guests! We all were in a fab tipsy mood and Kate and Sarah said we should go to the Boma restaurant. When the boat docked at about 6 30 we went straight to the restaurant. On arriving the staff put African robes on us and the boys joined in with some traditional dancing. They served a huge Buffet and gave out drums to ...
... we were taken for a lunch at another beautifully thatched lodge.
We ate Impala stew which was delicious. We all ate too much, this and the early start everyone was ready for a sleep, however we had a boat safari planned on the Linyanti river which divides Botswana and Namibia. Again the wild life had benefited from the lack of poaching and hunting, the animals were relaxed with us near by. The trip took a couple of hours, we ...