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The broken trip

Hello everyone, how have you been? I traveled in Africa this summer and just came back at the end of August. Since the new semester started, my life has been hectic.  I have my luggage still unpacked on the cot and haven’t checked most of my pictures yet. Anyway, it was one of the best trips I’ve ever had and I had a great time there. So let me share it with you a little bit.

I call it “The broken trip” because many things around me have been breaking since I went on this trip. The first one was my expensive Sorromon shoes. Pale blue beauty. The next one was my expensive Teva sandal. And then my Jackwolfskin daypack was broken. My hair brush, reversible bathing suit. My right toe nail came off in the middle of the trip. Then my front teeth chipped. What’s wrong with me? When the trip was over and I came back to my apartment, my door key was broken. I couldn’t come into my room and had to stay at the smelly hotel room for night. Then I got a broken heart on the following weekend. Don’t ask me what happened. It was a huge disappointment for me and I was in a state for a while. But it’s not the end of the story. The next week the door key was broken again and also the telephone (land line) was broken. Oh boy.  It seems to never end. Maybe it’s a time for change. I should throw away old shoes and things I used to have. Then buy new shoes and try to do different things. The whole universe wants me to change that’s why my stuffs were broken a lot, which make sense to me. What? Not to you? 

Africa was beautiful. Nature was just amazing. I started my trip from Cape Town and went around southern Africa clockwise. Headed up the west coast and canoed the Orange River and saw the sun set on Fish river canyon. Then I went through several kinds of desert in Namibia. After a safari in Etosha NP, then I stayed in real bush camp in gorgeous Okavango delta. So many great places follows. Chobe NP. Victoria Falls. Hwange NP. Matobo NP. Limpopo valley. Kruger NP. Blyde Canyon. Zululand. Drakensberg. GoldenGate NP. Prince Alfred’s Pass. Knysna lagoon. Tsitsikamma coastal NP and so on. I saw countless animals on many safaris and bush walkings. A lot of wild animals on the savanna including “The Big five”. Lots of sea animals too, like seals, penguins, dolphins, whales. I enjoyed the variety of nature very much. I couldn’t expect more. It was really an awesome trip. 

I’ll show you some of my pictures in the next entry but one of my co-travelers sent me his link, so have a look at his great pictures.   

http://wl20www120.webland.ch/reise.aspx?rid=2727    
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