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And I'm so glad I made it this far
And Nothin' gonna bring me back down
And Nothin' gonna turn me around
Before I'm flying to Cape Town in 2hours, to get some civilisation, go to the beach, go shopping and just have a great holiday for 9 days, I decided to write a small update of what has been happening on this side of the world in the last weeks. Now I want to make it a special one, not about all the ...
... before), they were quite far away though. We carried on walking, occasionally spotting the other group on this "island". Our guide showed us a plant called Elephant Ear which was used by the locals as equivalent to loo roll, this was due to it's super soft texture. After Leigh had been told off for pulling the whole plant out of the ground, he went to test it out for himself. It didn't beat toilet paper. Also on our short walk we saw various ...
... of which I slept in a tent on a matrass, my hands have never seen so black, my fingers have never hurt so much because of pitching tents, I know all animals and 99% of the birds in English and in French, my hair is grey, my back needs a good massage, I don't know what is happening in the rest of the (non-bush) world, and I almost forgot how music sounds like (instead I do know how a fish eagle, babbler, hyena, lion, elephant, wildebeest and ...
... whoops, lions barking and hippos snorting we were looking forward the relative peace and safety of Maun...how wrong we were... Feeling human again after a warm shower, cold cider, yummy food whilst the kids recounted funny stories from the last few days, we were all in good spirits and ready to turn in for the night by about 8.15pm...we did have a early start today..! ...
... the camp, missing our tables on the ground by only a few cm! Not sure it shows in the photo. The ride over we were back at camp, cooked dinner of potatoes and onions cooked in the coals and pork chops (steak for me). So much for green veg. A spinach salad is going to look pretty appealing when we get back to civilization! Off to bed early tonight. We move camps tomorrow from here at Xakanaxa to Kwai camp near the Moremi North ...