Tag Archives: South Africa

Weekly Photo Challenge: Boundaries in Soweto

Nowhere have boundaries seemed more present, at least in our limited travels through the world, than in the town of Soweto, South Africa. As we rode in a van with our guide on a Sunday afternoon in Soweto searching for … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Monochromatic

It’s just nature’s way, of course.  But when you come upon one of these magnificent creatures carefully hidden in a monochromatic natural setting, you can’t help but suck in your breath as if you’ve seen a lion on safari or … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: On the Way

For those of you familiar with our blog, you know that we traveled to the country of Lesotho to build a Habitat for Humanity house.  But when a coup against the government forced us to evacuate the country, we found … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Trees

Long winding pathways lined with towering trees, some dating back to the early 1900s, form lasting images for those who visit Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden in Cape Town, South Africa. For more lasting tree images, check out Ailsa’s blog Where’s My Backpack … Continue reading

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Travel theme: One Colour

Nature’s plan to blend even the biggest, boldest of animals into the landscape works well. So well, in fact, that coming (surprisedly) upon this kingly fellow — mostly of one colour — had all of us in the safari Jeep … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Outdoors

One of the prettiest places to be in the great outdoors is Thornybush Game Preserve, South Africa.  Our jeep pulled into an open spot on the plain so we could toast sundown with friends and revel in the fact that we … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Colourful

We’re drawn to color — unabashedly bold colors, mixtures of mix-and-match colors, or just strong singular monotones.  So snapping photos dominated by colorful combinations has become as much a part of traveling and sightseeing as people-watching, which can be colorful … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Belonging

Our guide said it was unusual.  Unusual to see a baby giraffe nursing from its mother.  But we have no idea if it were an unusual sighting or not.  After all, it was our first and possibly only safari. But … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Descent

Table Mountain, the iconic flat-topped mountain towering 3,558 feet above Cape Town, South Africa, literally begs to be seen from above.  Some climb.  Others (some 23 million people to date) have ascended via Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, a rotating lift … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Bountiful

We saw much in abundance during our travels in Lesotho and South Africa, but nothing stood out quite like oranges — big, heavy bags of oranges frequently stacked one on top of the other in roadside stands and vendor stalls. … Continue reading

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