Notes from the Road: The Far East Part 1

Heading Charles’ bucket list has always been a trip to Hong Kong and Singapore, with Angkor Wat in the mix. Top of my list was South Africa, and if you are following my blogs you will know what a fantastic trip that was last year. See https://suddenly70.ca/2017/01/18/south-african-dream-2/, https://suddenly70.ca/2017/02/03/south-african-dream-pt-1/, https://suddenly70.ca/2017/02/17/more-south-african-dream/, https://suddenly70.ca/2017/03/11/african-dream-come-true/ . Now it was time […]

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African Dream Come True

My biggest fear when I booked this trip and when I got on the small aircraft that took us to Sabi Sands from Nelspruit, was that I wouldn’t see The Big Five. When our small plane landed on a narrow airstrip in the bush and it came to a stop, we were met by our […]

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More South African Dream

The Cape Winelands in South Africa is a particularly beautiful region of majestic mountains and valleys, small historic towns, breathtaking scenery and wine estates. We visited two areas, Franschoek and Stellenbosch, but one of the highlights was a stop at the Cheetah Outreach Center. Our grand daughter, Rose, has a fascination with Cheetahs so I […]

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South African Dream Pt. 1

Cape Town was a mystery to me. I knew only that it was in South Africa and by the sea. Many friends who had visited there said it was a must do. Although I was anxious to get to the animals in Sabi Sand, I listened to their advice about a visit to Cape Town. […]

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South African Dream

I have always adored animals and for years dreamt of going to Africa to see them up close. It took me time to figure out where to go, but finally I settled on South Africa. This was my bucket list choice, and frankly Charles was not that keen. He said we could go to The Wild […]

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South Africa coming soon

It is that time of year; the wonderful, crazy, breathless Christmas season. My intention was to write about our incredible South African trip before we got deep into Christmas, but alas it will have to wait for a few weeks. We are heading off on a month long journey which of course I will record […]

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