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Travel Blogs from Paignton
... As we
needed to be organised both for the wedding and our European trip, we
left early in the afternoon, driving in lovely sunshine back to
Brixham to our good friends Jan and Jeremy. Another huge load of
washing went out on their unique clothes line in time to go with the
Pucketts to their neighbours for dinner. Our hosts Heather and Peter
had also invited two other guests, Susan and Roy – all nice fun
people. Delicious food and ...
What an emotional few days its been! Not crying when I expected to and crying at unexpected moments. Probably not helped by my organisational skills (or lack of them) and leaving EVERYTHING to the final few days to sort out; including jabs, rucksack buying, moving out, selling belongings, packing, opening bank accounts. Remaining surprisingly calm and not ...
... the road then another 3 or 4 bikes came by going very fast. Then an open top Military Land cruiser with about six troops sat around a machine gun,(these troops often beat people who don't clear the road quickly enough came by we were told). This was followed by police cars all with sirens on, followed by 3 bullet proof black cars which he must have been in one of them. Behind these ...
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 ...