Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Travel: South Africa Part II

South Africa is a country with great wealth and great poverty living within a short distance from each other.  Whenever we go to South Africa we visit a feeding program that we support.  They provide 6500 meals a week, not only to children, but they also provide nutritious meals for patients from the local clinic that are HIV positive or have TB.
 The clinic is the brick building with the green roof.

After visiting the project, I felt a little guilty about going on the safari.  When we go to South Africa it is typically all work.  Our friends wanted us to have some fun this time, so they arranged for us to go to the Aquila Private Game Reserve.  It is an incredible place!  The room we stayed in was luxurious and the food was fantastic.  With the very busy year we have had so far and with more to come, it was a nice change of pace. 
Our safari vehicle.
  I think my husband Stan and I had more fun on the safari than 
the other people in the vehicle with us!   
 Lunch buffet after the safari.  


On Friday, I will be posting a recipe for one of my
favorite side dishes from South Africa.







23 comments:

  1. The trip to the game reserve looks wonderful. I love the way the towel is folded on the bed, very unique. Diane

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  2. LOVE the photo of you and hubbie in the vehicle, made me smile too!!!

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  3. It really shows that you and your husband are having fun, others are too serious. I love the luxurious place you stayed. Hoping someday, husband and I could visit South Africa someday!

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  4. This is a great post and it sounds like you had an amazing visit there. My husband's cousin taught agriculture classes there for many years and his stories always enraptured us. I hear their food is delicious also with lots of great flavors. Lucky you with the safari; I bet the sights were incredible and I'm looking forward to seeing what side dishes you post!

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  5. Diane, when we came back from the safari it was dark. The turned the lights on in our room, turned down the bed and put delicious chocolates on our pillows and had made the cute elephant to greet us when we came into the room.

    Brownieville Girl, we had so much fun on the safari! Everyone else looks so bored. I tried to take a good picture of us on the safari, but between the wind and the bumpy road I couldn't. By the time I gave up on getting a good photo of us(some of the photos were REALLY bad, we were laughing so hard we were crying . I think it might be time for photography classes!

    Thanks Uma!

    Lani, we had so much fun! You and your husband should plan a trip to South Africa.

    Pam, oh the food is so good! We loved everything we ate.

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  6. Holy incredible! I'm so so so jealous. Maybe someday huh?

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  7. Carrian, you should plan to go to South Africa. You would love it!

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  8. I love the cast iron dutch oven buffet, how cool is that. Now all I need is 3 more dutch ovens;)

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  9. Chris, they had the dutch ovens sitting on small cast iron stoves with a small fire burning in one side to keep everything warm. It was so cool!

    Adventures in Domestic Cooking, thanks for stopping by and signing up to follow my blog!

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  10. wow, amazing photos! What an experience!

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  11. Simply Life, it was incredible! We had so much fun!

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  12. Looks like a wonderful and meaningful trip. The animals are quite spectacular! The closest I've come to a safari is the Wild Animal Park east of San Diego! Thanks for sharing.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  13. Bonnie, it was a great trip! It was strange seeing the animals up that close and knowing they could attack you and they were no windows to at least slow them down. The lions were feeding and had been eating all night so they said we should be safe. A lion walk right next to the vehicle and looked at us. It was exciting and a little scary. I guess we didn't look too appetizing because after a short pause he moved on.

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  14. Awesome! What an amazing trip. I am so glad you shared your journey with us. This was so cool.

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  15. Sounds like an amazing trip!

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  16. It was amazing Bo! I am grateful I was able to go.

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  17. It looks like an amazing trip...I'd love to take a trip there one day.

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  18. Maria, you would love it! The people are friendly and the sights are incredible!

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  19. Linda, I love the pictures...

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