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 Post subject: Expect the Unexpected
Unread postPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 6:42 am 
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A fantastic book by our very own Jan Kriel (Jannie of Kgalagadi fame)
Short stories telling of his time in Kruger, some funny, some frightening, all exciting.
A very easy read with some unusual pics :shock:
Can't wait for Part 2 :wink:


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Unread postPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 7:15 am 
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Also reading it,

just wanna ask Jan, how many spare jocks he had to take with him on a walk. :twisted: :lol:

And Jan, don't lie. :lol:

Enjoying the book quite a lot. :wink:

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Unread postPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 10:04 am 
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The book isn't available in the shops. Please send an email to Jan.Kriel@web.de for details on how to recieve the book.


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Unread postPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 11:19 am 
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WTM;

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just wanna ask Jan, how many spare jocks he had to take with him on a walk.


If i tell you i have to kill you :twisted:
There has been a few times where i have almost realised what the colour of adrenalin is.

Thanks for the comments all its appreciated.

Enjoy

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Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 4:21 pm 
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I've got this slip in the mail for a package from Bela-Bela. Who on earth will send me something from there? The strangest ideas came to mind, on opening I was like a kid opening a present on a birthday, its Jannie's book!
I just couldn't wait to start reading, and are still busy.
I just love to read the stories, the interaction with the guests and the animals. The close calls and hilarious situations that occur. I can quickly think of the 'porta potti coke bottle' and the lady with 'take finger out of face'. It feels as if you are in the bush on the walk. Some of the stories I struggle to read out load, because of the laughter. With some you can see what is going to happen, and others keep you on the edge till the end. I can't read on my one, I need to read the stories to the kids (and translate it) as well.
I can recommend to each and every one of you and can't wait for the next one....

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Highly highly recommendable!!! :thumbs_up:

Ordered my copy on Sunday - On Tuesday I got it in my mailbox and then I did made a mistake in starting reading - I cannot stop reading :dance: Very nice stories and laughed already loud.

When can we expect Part 2, Jannie???


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Glad you all enjoy it, the next will have much more stories and pics in it and a map or two explaining where the walking areas were.

Enjoy

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Unread postPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 2:14 pm 
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Ordered a copy as soon as I heard about it as I love these game reserve short story sort of books , it arrived while I was in kruger .

I put it away for my trip to ktp , but my wife decided to read it a bit , and I found it lying about last week.
I pretty much finished it over the weekend though lol , great book Jan , and nice to read stories from the point of a trails ranger !

If you don't have it , buy it .


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Unread postPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 12:44 pm 
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Thanks Bucky and to all the rest.
Glad you are enjoying the book.

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I have read, maybee about 10 stories, I love them... but I took a lot of time... :redface:
It's exactely what I need when I'm in Africa, morning walk etc.
and I missed this year... maybee next spring time...
Thank you for the pleasure I have to read your book Jannie.
I'm waiting for the second... :dance:

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I read these reviews with great excitement. We leave for KTP in 7 days :dance: :dance: :dance:
I also put the book away and my plan is to read it while on journey to KTP from Cape Town. We will all take turns to read, my son, daughter and myself :D


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Thanks so much for the kind words, I'm just as much looking forward to the second book as with the first. There will be much more interesting stories.

It is also an honour for me to announce that the book will be available in the shops at Karoo National Park within the next week.

Enjoy reading

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What a wonderful book to read.,I could hardly put the book down once I started reading. Makes you so envious of some peoples jobs.
I am so looking forward to the 2nd book.


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Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2007 7:46 pm 
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Hi there Guys,

Thanks so much for the nice words. Im trying to get the books available within SANParks (Kruger) and i am looking for somebody who might (If they have space in their vehicle) to take books for Kgalagadi and Augrabies. The book is however available at the SANParks shop in the Karoo National Park.
The second book is in the making.

Will keep you informed.

Jannie

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At last the book will also be available in the SANPark shops in Kgalagadi and Augrabies. I would like to thank Jakkalsbessie who have taken the books to the Kgalagadi while on holiday.

Happy reading

Jan

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