Downtown Joburg, South Africa
Before coming here we were advised to be careful both by people we had met and the internet about safety issues in this town. We have found Joburg to be quite nice and overcoming as long as you stay in the center or visit different places with guides that know the city well. The statue of Gandhi in the very center was a big and positive surprise to me. What a guy! 🙂 Going to Soweto and Pretoria were two other highlights while staying in Johannesburg. The contrasts were enormous between the poor and the rich people and areas in this town. Visiting the Apartheid Museum was magnificent. In addition – the artistic area in Joburg was a very nice place to visit as well as the amusement park “Gold reef city”. Continue reading
Saying goodbye to Ellen and Pauline in Bulawayo… We will miss you both!
Today we were lucky enough to get our e-mail started… We discovered that we had got an e-mail from Air Zimbabwe the evening before that told us that our flight was cancelled and replaced by another – only 3 hours earlier than planned. We had to hurry get a taxi and get as fast as possible to the airport. Long story short – we made it – and we ended up in Johannesburg in the afternoon. South-Africa – here we come! Continue reading
For two whole days we are learning about Bulawayo and the history of Zimbabwe. There are about 2 million people living in this town, maybe more. The city center is well-organized with broad roads and fancy boutiques. The people are very friendly and polite. The official currency is american dollars and all we have met speak English. The weather has been quite varm during daytime, but cold (down to 5 degrees) during nights. There are beautiful parks in the outskirts of the city center and the food is excellent. We are having a great time! Continue reading
Walking over the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe
We started our day eating a late breakfast and relaxing in Livingstone. We then took a taxi to the border to Zimbabwe (nearby Victoria Falls). We walked over the bridge and border to Zimbabwe with our backpacks and other luggage. We then spent a day in Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. In the evening we took the night train to Bulawayo in the middle of Zimbabwe. The following day we relaxed walking the streets in the outskirts of Bulawayo nearby the villa we rented for three nights.
Victoria falls in double rainbows
We were sooooo looking forward to visiting Victoria falls. Emeric Philip decided he wanted to bungee jump as well. I am impressed he dared to do it… For two days we ate lunch in Livingstone center and went into a museum as well – we had a smashing time! During nighttime we ate dinner in the center before returning home to the lodge.
Emeric is bungee jumping in Victoria falls
The whole family is walking into the rainbow…
Luna Noor and Ole Martin is nearly taking a swim…
After a lazy and wonderful morning and breakfast at Radisson Blue in Lusaka, we entered the bus to go to Livingstone (Victoria Falls). The trip took us about 6 hours and we were happy to reach our next destination, Livingstone. Continue reading
Emeric Philip in Buddha position in the morning on the train… He was quite cold.
1st class lounge to go from Dar-Es-Salaam to Kapiri Mposhi in Zambia
The day started with a late breakfast and then we packed our bags to go by taxi to the train station. We had 1st class tickets to go for two whole days to Zambia (Kapiri Mposhi). 1st class turned out to be real exciting… We passed the time in one bout with four beds playing music, games and cards, eating, talking, reading and watching the nature and people pass by. Emeric Philip has still no more symptoms of malaria. Continue reading
By the seaside in Dar-Es-Salaam
After quite a busy Safari week we decided it would be wise to relax some days before heading southwest to Zambia with train… Emeric Philip got a fever and showed symptoms of malaria. We had to rush to the hospital but the doctor could say exactly what his state was so he equipped him with 2 self-test sets of malaria and medicine in case of emergency on our train trip to Zambia they day after. Continue reading
Bjørnis has fastened his seatbelt – ready to go to Dar-Es-SalaamEarly in the morning we went by bus back to Dar-Es-Salaam. The bus trip took us 10 ½ hours and we were all exhausted when we finally arrived the hotel. We ate a quick dinner before entering our preparing our mosquito nets around our beds to go to sleep. Tomorrow will be a day of relaxation… Continue reading