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Odds and Ends – South Africa

Odds and Ends – South Africa

Zulu Wedding Dance One of our Guides ” Ok, Good People, Now I tell you more about South Africa…” Statue honouring Nelson Mandela. This is the prison from which he was released and walked away a free man. “Everybody, the beer is over...
South Africa Grows on You

South Africa Grows on You

  South Africa grows in admiration from a long list of impressive assets, it is a rich country. People – There is a Nelson Mandela spirit among its population of 58 million, reminders and statues of him at many locations. I find the South African spirit to...
A Sampling of South African Wildlife

A Sampling of South African Wildlife

There’s a double entente to the title of this post. Our cruise ship offered a sampling of four game animals for dinner this evening, of which two are pictured here and two are not. Wildlife is another of the treasures of this country. In addition to Kruger...
What does $15,000,000 look like?

What does $15,000,000 look like?

This wine cellar holds approximately 30 rows of 25 casks, stacked 4 high, which multiplies to 3000 casks. Each cask has a capacity of 300 litres, which represents 400 bottles of wine. At $10 a bottle, this room holds $12,000,000 of wine. At $15 a bottle, $18,000,000....
Cape Town has Changed

Cape Town has Changed

The Cape Town we remember from 13 years ago is gone, or at very least fading. We remember Cape Town as a fascinating and charming mix of Portuguese, Dutch and British influences from its colonization history, mainly visible through architecture, layered over South...
Planning Capetown to Singapore

Planning Capetown to Singapore

Why this cruise?   February 4th, on Board ship February 8th thru to March 15th, Increasignly, we favor longer cruises. We continue to pick cruises based at an attractive ratio of maximum port days to minimum sea days, going to places we haven’t been before....
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