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Posted by Tim and Jessica on Mar 1, 2004
Places We've Been: South Africa
The following are stories written about our travels in South Africa. You can find stories set in other countries by returning to Places We've Been.
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Posted by Tim on May 16, 2011
Off the Beaten Path on the Wild Coast, Part 3
The sky is losing color now, sliding from psychedelic splashes of pink and purple into a cool dark blue-black. Around us are a knobby jumble of grassy hills cloaked in thick white mist, dotted with rondavals that we can just make out in the dim evening light.
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Posted by Tim on May 10, 2011
Off the Beaten Path on the Wild Coast, Part 2
There is a terrific peal of thunder as lightning arcs across the sky, making everyone jump. As the first raindrops begin to pelt down the wind suddenly whips up into a frenzy, swirling clouds of dust across the earthen parking lot. People shriek with surprise and flee to the cover of the shops along the edges of the lot, and for some reason it all feels uncomfortably like the end of the world for just a moment.
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Posted by Tim on Apr 20, 2011
Off the Beaten Path on the Wild Coast, Part 1
One of our favorite aspects of traveling is the "travel day" - those times where the entire day is more or less spent getting from one place to another. We've had dozens upon dozens of them over the course of our adventures together, and have generally loved every single one. But none of them hold a candle to this one.
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Posted by Tim on Feb 28, 2011
Bulungula Lodge on the Wild Coast
There's an enjoyable other-worldliness about the place. It would start right when we'd wake up in the middle of a completely circular room, with the pattering of the falling rain outside punctuated by the bleated complaints of the soaked livestock.
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Posted by Tim on Feb 21, 2011
In Praise of South Africa's Minibus Taxis
We have a confession to make: we're in love with South Africa's minibus taxis. They are probably our very favorite form of public transportation anywhere, ever. The next time we go there, it might be just to ride around in them some more.
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