Thorn Tree River Lodge
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... The terminator' and 'Oblivion' no translation needed
And...'The Mother' referring to the mother of all things you fear in this World
Been there, done that, even got the complimentary psychological scars.
On the way up the stairs something dark, long and sinister slithered across the path. I misplaced my urgency to lead and slipped behind dad and his wavering catapult.
... get to see the whole falls; you're too close. And there is so much mist that parts of it are obscured anyway. We're seeing it at a good time, the beginning of the green season when there's a lot of water but not so much that the whole falls is enveloped in mist. And you can see a lot of the rock face which is so interesting too. We wore rain capes but still got absolutely soaked. And the camera didn't fair very well either, although it ...
... all types and sizes. There were also some stalls with cloth in nice African colors and designs. They were all mildly aggressive as we passed buy, each having the best deal. Of course, it was all about bargaining. Anyway, we made it out of that area with just a couple of purchases and moved on to a more upscale market. All had real nice stuff and we made it out with just a little jewelry. After we left the market, we were badgered ...
... came back. And sat for a while. I took photos but was getting dark and camera playing up so no good ones. Karen may have some. We went a little way away from them and stopped to have our drinks. When we went back they were gone. We looked for them but no luck.We then made our way back to the leopard and saw a few things on the way eg giraffe, impala of course. We then found the cubs again and then found the mother making her way back across the bog. She had a baby impala in ...
... back thousands of years to meet them.
The older lady said she did not know how old she was as she was born in the bush but she allowed herself to be used as a demonstration of how they cure pain. Early explorers reported that they had tattoos but in fact the marks on their bodies are where they have had pain cured. Someone will use a sharp reed to make a small incision then powder produced from specific plants is rubbed into the skin. She had her shoulder 'treated' and ...