Tips For Visiting Seychelles Islands Paradise

Living like locals on Mahé, the main island of the Seychelles, for an entire month, I can give you an insight how to travel the Seychelles beyond holiday resorts.

Ever thought of visiting a tropical paradise? Well,  we were lucky enough to get a house sitting assignment for a month in the Seychelles.

Visiting Seychelles On A Budget

We have been house sitting for the past four years which has allowed us to be able to visit places which, on our meager budget, would not be otherwise possible. So we jumped at the opportunity when this assignment came up, applied and here we are. (Our Tips how to find house sitting assignments or house swaps you find here), Continue reading “Tips For Visiting Seychelles Islands Paradise”

Wild Dogs Of Kruger National Park, South Africa

We were fortunate enough to see a pack of wild dogs during our visit in Kruger National Park, South Africa, not only one time but three times in a row. Enjoy the pictures and learn some details about this magnificent animal.

Wild dogs in Kruger National Park are in my opinion one of the most magnificent carnivores. Although numbers are scarce we were lucky enough to see one pack three times within a few days. Their looks and movements fascinated me for hours while they accepted our vicinity with indifference.  Continue reading “Wild Dogs Of Kruger National Park, South Africa”

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Of Traveling

We travel slowly around the world for four years continuously. Does that mean that we are always happy what we are doing? Here you find our list of the GOOD, the BAD and the UGLY of traveling.

On the road four years and counting, and not thinking of quitting just yet.

South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi,Tanzania and Kenya to Argentina and Ecuador. To the USA and on to France, Switzerland, Netherlands, Austria and Germany.

Since the UK voted themselves out of the European Union they get a sentence (pun intended) all of their own. Continue reading “The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Of Traveling”

Approaching thunderstorm in the Kgalagadi, South Africa

Camping under a tree in the Kgalagadi, South Africa with an approaching storm. Not a smart idea!

Zelten unter einem Baum in der Kgalagadi, Südafrika bei einem herannahenden Unwetter. Keine gute Idee!

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Camping in the Kgalagadi

After a suffocating 40 degree heat for the past week it was with much relief to see this storm approaching. Little did we know how frightening and dangerous such storms can get.

Camping under a tree is not the best place to be and so we were soon scuttling off to the safety of the ablution block, where we watched as the storm sped over us.

Not much rain fell but we did find much needed relief from the heat for a short while.

Approaching Thunderstorm in the Kgalagadi

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South Africa, Northern Cape, Kgalagadi

Landscape Photography

Orange sunset light trapped in the impending cloud of the approaching thunderstorm, contrasting with the innocent blue of the earlier serene sky.

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Zelten In der Kgalagadi

Nach einer Woche drückender Hitze von rund 40° Celcius, war die Erleichterung gross, diesen herannahenden Sturm zu beobachten. Wenig wussten wir, wie beängstigend und gefährlich sich ein solches Unwetter entwickelnd kann.

Unter einem Baum zu zelten ist unter diesen Umständen nicht der geeignetste Ort. Deshalb rannten wir rasch zum Waschraum, von wo wir das über uns hinwegziehendes Donnerwetter in Sicherheit beobachten konnten.

Wir fanden Linderung von der Hitze für eine Weile, der Regen blieb jedoch weitgehend aus.

Approaching Thunderstorm in the Kgalagadi

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Südafrika, Nordkap, Kgalagadi

Landschaftsfotografie

Oranges Licht des Sonnenuntergangs erscheint gefangen in einer herannahenden, drohenden Gewitterwolke und kontrastiert mit dem unschuldigen Blau des klaren Himmels von bevor.

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Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park – Most Beautiful National Park In South Africa

Best place to visit for Cheetah and Lion sightings is the Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park. A game park full of wildlife in the semi-desert of South Africa and Botswana (formerly called Kalahari Gemsbok National Park), souring hot and unforgivably harsh.

Why do I sit in a car when its 40+ degrees with no shade to speak of for hours on end?!

The sun is burning everything, there’s a haze in the air, its dusty, its dry and not a single cloud to speak of and yet here we are in the South African part of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (formerly known as Kalahari Gemsbok National Park). Continue reading “Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park – Most Beautiful National Park In South Africa”

Motorcycle In The Back Mirror

Motorcycles on the road frighten the bejesus out of me! – Thoughts of a life-loving car driver about bikers and their cherished speed.

What is it about motor bikers that they always seem to want to go as fast as possible? I recently read about a guy in England who got busted doing 167km/h and I commented that he should be locked up. Continue reading “Motorcycle In The Back Mirror”

Mad Scots And Crazy Englishman

After half a year in the UK I dare to reveal some of my discoveries about the English and the Scots.
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Its 7.30am and I am out on my first walk in the English countryside with the two dogs. Coming towards me is an old Gentleman who is also out with his dog. He says to me in passing ‘going to be a luvely day today’! Continue reading “Mad Scots And Crazy Englishman”