Madikwe Game Reserve: Our Safari Experience

    If you’ve read my first two posts about our safari experience seeing the Big 5 as well a pack of wild dogs hunting, perhaps you’re thinking of going on safari as well.  I’d highly recommend it! In this post I’ll go into detail about what Madikwe Game Reserve is like from the visitor’s point of view.  I explain why we chose it and what we thought.  Of course, our positive experience was heightened by the fact we stayed at an…

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    African Wild Dogs | On the Hunt on Safari

    Vegetarians… you might want to look away now.  This post is not for the faint of heart either.  This is a story of a little impala that could… err… then couldn’t.…

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    Our Big 5 Safari in South Africa

    When we started planning a January getaway just two short months ago, we knew we wanted to go back to South Africa.  We had already spent a week in Cape Town…

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    Our First Christmas in Scotland

    It felt that the holidays this year approached quicker than it has in previous years.  One minute I was starting my Masters program, the next I was handing in the final…

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    Aveiro: Off the Beaten Path in Portugal

    Many visitors to Portugal will go to the capital Lisbon and perhaps even Porto.  The sunseekers head to Algarve in the south.  But much of the rest of the country is overlooked.  So…

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    Life Lately | Saying goodbye to summer

    Life has switched gears for us in the past month.  And until I sat down to write this post, I honestly thought it’s been pretty uneventful.  When people have asked what…

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    Top 5 Things You Must Do in Valencia

    I won’t deny that moving to Scotland has got me searching for warmer weather and sunshine.  So when the idea came up of a girl’s trip to somewhere hot, I didn’t…