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 Post subject: Re: Proposed Forum Project: Library for Tourist Attendants
Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:22 pm 
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Today I have received a PM from somebody who told me to learn afrikaans :twisted:


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 Post subject: Re: Proposed Forum Project: Library for Tourist Attendants
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Micetta wrote:
Today I have received a PM from somebody who told me to learn afrikaans :twisted:

Hahahaha. Its been an interesting day

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 Post subject: Re: Proposed Forum Project: Library for Tourist Attendants
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joshilewis wrote:
Hahahaha. Its been an interesting day
Indeed :thumbs_up:

Micetta your Afrikaans skills will improve as soon as you're in SA.


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 Post subject: Re: Proposed Forum Project: Library for Tourist Attendants
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joshilewis wrote:
Micetta wrote:
Today I have received a PM from somebody who told me to learn afrikaans :twisted:

Hahahaha. Its been an interesting day
It sure has! Full immersion on the forum up to now :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Proposed Forum Project: Library for Tourist Attendants
Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:42 pm 
Micetta wrote:
Today I have received a PM from somebody who told me to learn afrikaans :twisted:


Should have told him you will only do so if he sends you 7 pieces of biltong to Switzerland. :tongue: :lol:

Imberbe wrote:
English will be OK, but the most are Afrikaans speaking in that area of the country. So give what you can.


Imberbe has a point…suppose Afrikaans will be easier to read for most of them…but I’m also sure they will make use of English books if there is nothing else. 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Proposed Forum Project: Library for Tourist Attendants
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Great idea Jumbo :thumbs_up:
I for one have often taken magazines up to KTP for the tourist assistants. The mags are always greatly appreciated...and all have been in English. I have also picked up the local newspapers on the way up to the park and those are also greatly appreciated.

I am off to KTP in Dec..with a trailer.......so if there are any books from Cape Town that need a ride..please give me a shout.... :D


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 Post subject: Re: Proposed Forum Project: Library for Tourist Attendants
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I also think this is a great idea :thumbs_up:
The assistant at Grootkolk this last visit (Eric was on leave) was so desperate for anything to read that he was more than happy to read one of my daughters girlie magazines!!
Caracal, maybe you could add to bring a book along in the info you send out for CT Christmas meet next week :D

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 Post subject: Re: Proposed Forum Project: Library for Tourist Attendants
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my daughter and I are going up 24 January for 10 days (hooray) and I would be happy to collect a load from Capetonians willing to donate books - I will be at Twee R, KTC, Nossob and Grootkolk


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 Post subject: Re: Proposed Forum Project: Library for Tourist Attendants
Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 8:41 pm 
Hi Tigerlily
A very warm welcome to the forum. :D

Many thanks to you, Dreamer, Caracal, joshilewis, arks, Micetta ad all the others for your willingness to help out with this. :thumbs_up:

I do however think we need to engage somebody from the park itself to help us plan this…and I’m calling on the Mods to help out here. Is there somebody who will be able to put structure to this whole idea and make it workable in the park? The where’s and who’s? :?
And BTW…we now have 3 Capetonians willing to help….am I the only Gautie who visits this park?….if so, I suppose this will be an excuse to make another trip to the Kgalagadi :dance: ...and what about the Eastern Cape crowd or the Durbanites? :whistle:


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 Post subject: Re: Proposed Forum Project: Library for Tourist Attendants
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Great idea.... :clap: :clap: :clap:

Another Gautie signing up for duty.....but the unfort thing is i don't have a clear date when we will be heading back to KTP....which doesn't help. There is a possibility we may be heading that way in Sept - Urikaruus and Kieliekrankie on the agenda, but will only know mid next year.....but certainly willing and able to carry some books up!


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 Post subject: Re: Proposed Forum Project: Library for Tourist Attendants
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Jumbo wrote:
I do however think we need to engage somebody from the park itself to help us plan this…and I’m calling on the Mods to help out here. Is there somebody who will be able to put structure to this whole idea and make it workable in the park?

I'd think the person to contact about this might be our KTP guru, Andre, altho he is unfortunately not able to participate directly on the forum these days :( But perhaps Dotty can alert him to this idea?

And am I the only overseas member supporting this initiative, or am I being counted as a Capie these days? :dance: :tongue: :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Proposed Forum Project: Library for Tourist Attendants
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Great idea Jumbo,

I am sure the camp attendants would be more than happy with such a library.

As I am a bookworm too I would be more than willing to give what I have read the only problem is that my books are in German :redface: so this will definitely not help but whenever something in English is coming up I will store and bring it to the KTP.

Great idea :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Proposed Forum Project: Library for Tourist Attendants
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What a good idea...

Could someone ask these men what they would like to read the next time they go through these camps?(We just might be surprised!)

For overseas folk who want to donate books, Kalahari Books (http://www.kalahari.net/) is the South African Equivalant of Amazon.com and they have great selection of Afrikaans books you can order and pay for online. They can be delivered to any adress you specify.

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 Post subject: Re: Proposed Forum Project: Library for Tourist Attendants
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Great idea Snow Zee

@Jumbo: I'm also a Gautie, but no plans at the moment to visit KTP :(

Is the correct channel not the virtual honorary rangers?

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 Post subject: Re: Proposed Forum Project: Library for Tourist Attendants
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Hi joshilewis,
We are working behind the scenes to assist in this project

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