Tag Archives: Africa

African Spring

South Africa was a stunning experience.  We were there for three months during 2014. Winter was just turning into spring. We took lots of videos, and they’re all on our YouTube site.

You can also access them by clicking here.

We also took lots of photos of animals, which we deliberately did not publish at the time, due to the high risk of poaching. Poachers can often geotrack animal locations from the information in photos. So here they are now!

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South Africa Videos

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In 2014, we spent three amazing months in South Africa. Part of the time we were working as volunteers on a number of different game reserves, and part of the time we were travelling with friends.

To read about our stay in South Africa click here. These are our videos, in no particular order, to help us remember those beautiful days:

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Central America coming up!

You may know that Chris and I have sold everything and are permanent travellers. We are mixing in working as volunteers on various conservation projects, with travelling and staying in interesting places, and living as much as possible with the locals. We’ve just spent Christmas in England with family, after a wonderful three months in South Africa, and we’re off again in a couple of days’ time!

We’ll be taking a one-way cruise from Southampton to Fort Lauderdale, on the beautiful Cunard ship Queen Elizabeth.

Queen Elizabeth, from the Cunard line

We’ll be relaxing, and no doubt eating too much!

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Views of Soweto

In August 2014, soon after Chris and I arrived in South Africa, we visited Soweto.  I didn’t previously know that the name of the township was made up of the English words SOuth WEstern TOwnship.

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Volunteering or Voluntourism?

This post first appeared in Retirement and Good Living blog.  

Whether retired baby-boomers or gap-year kids, it seems more and more people are getting involved in international volunteering. What is it, and how do you choose which project to get involved in? Continue reading Volunteering or Voluntourism?

Buffalo Valley!

I’ve got bruises on my arms and legs from bouncing in the land rover, thorns in my hands from digging out invasive cactus plants, and elephant spit down my back, and I’m having a blast!

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Kirstenbosch Gardens in Cape Town

Kirstenbosch Gardens in Cape Town, South Africa, is one of the most beautiful botanical gardens I’ve ever been to. I could spend days there, I could live there! Here’s a little photo essay, hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

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