27 March 2014

{Travelling} South Africa

"It is always sad to leave a place to which one knows one will never return. Such are the mélancolies du voyage: perhaps they are one of the most rewarding things about travelling."

Flaubert said this. And it is exactly how I feel after our holiday to South Africa. A mixture of melancholy has washed over me as I realised it was time to go home (the worst feeling of every holiday!). But I was also overwhelmed by a feeling of utter luck to have experienced such wonderful travels, such beautiful scenery. And I am sure of one thing: I know I will travel back to South Africa.

In brief, we did a safari (and I fed an elephant!), we visited a vineyard and got to pic our own grapes (that were destined for some Muscat wine so super sweet,) we visited an ostrich farm and I got to hold a little baby ostrich (super cute when they are 3 days old - not so much when they are grown ups…), lots of seaside scenery-viewing (beach, cliffs, rocks), we managed to tan as the weather was so nice and warm (sigh) and we ate and drank a lot.

I want to share some pictures on the blog here, not many I'm afraid as we got our camera stolen near the end of our trip, but nonetheless, some breathtaking views taken with both mine and the husband's phone (so a bit grainy and shaky at times!), starting with the one we woke up to every morning. Yep that is where my in-laws live…

I am back on UK time, with the internet connection and my trusty MacBook.  Apologies for the lack of posts, I should make up for it tomorrow!

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