IT'S LYNNY KANSAS
DON'T LET THE RUBY SLIPPERS,
OR THE DOROTHY INSPIRED NICKNAME
FOOL YOU., THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME,
BUT TRAVELING IS FUN.
A trip long dreamed of came to fruition for our family this summer. To go on a Safari holiday, and to go as a family was truly a very special experience. We never dreamed that we would get so close to some amazing animals in the wild.
When it came down to booking this trip, I felt totally overwhelmed. There are so many different Countries, itineraries and scenarios to choose from, I knew I needed help. As I was planning this trip from Singapore, I chose, on the recommendation of a friend, to work with Destinations Africa, who are Australian based, although John is a South African with amazing experience in booking Safari vacations. Whilst I can share my rough itinerary with you in this post, I would encourage you to seek a reputable agent to guide you, as there are so many wonderful options. As far as our family was concerned, we had some basic criteria for this trip. We knew we needed to go in July, we wanted to see the so called "Big 5", (Elephant, Lion, Rhino, Leopard & Cape Buffalo), and we wanted smaller, more intimate lodges where our party of 5 could be together in one truck on the game drives.. With all this in mind, John put together a fantastic trip for us which encompassed two private reserves Thornybush and The Sabi Sand that bordered the Kruger National Park in South Africa.
My Hotel room curtains opened, and there it was, dawn in Cape Town. Finally I was on the great Continent of Africa. A Continent,that has eluded me in my travels thus far.
I was only in Cape Town for a few days, whilst attending a Conference with my hubby, but in that short time I saw quite a bit of this amazing "Town".
Fasten your seat belts, make a cup of tea or coffee and grab the biscuits. This post is fairly long!!
The last month has been an extremely busy one for Lynny. So much so that I am sadly behind on my posts.
Early May found me back in the USA, in Virginia, where, amongst other things, I was attending my daughter's College Graduation. She graduated from Christopher Newport University, on May 11th 2013, a very proud day.
After being back in Singapore for barely 2 weeks, I headed to Cape Town, South Africa with my hubby. We were attending the IATA Conference there. Talk about a change of climate, it was freezing. The first day was not too bad, but the temps dropped and we actually saw hail one of the days we were there, which looked like snow. This caused a lot of consternation as it was apparently very unusual for the time of year, even though it was their Winter.
Despite being cold, I got to visit a game reserve, wandered around the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, saw Penguins, Ostriches and visited Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope. A full post to come soon.
Early June saw us moving apartments here in Singapore. After two years of constant construction noise, we decided for a complete change of pace. We moved to another apartment on Sentosa, a small island, linked by a roadway to Singapore.
The challenge of the move was that the packers arrived 3 hours after I arrived back from Cape Town!! Not ideal planning on my part lol! Still, we managed to get it done.
And the fun does not end there. As if we had not done enough, we took off for Bali a week after we moved apartments. Crazy?! Yes we are. We did have a good reason though. It happened to be our 30th Wedding Anniversary on the 18th June. We could not let it pass without doing something a bit special. The answer, 5 nights at The Samaya Resort in Seminyak, Bali. We had our own little piece of heaven, a private villa with our own pool.
So you see why I am a little behind! I will be working on my posts and will get them to you as soon as I can. That is, if I can tear myself away from my balcony and my awesome view ;-).
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