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 Post subject: Travel Tales
Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:33 pm 
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The best reading are right here under our noses, our very own Forum's "Travel Tales", written with humour, honesty, joy, excitement.. and with (excellent) photos. :thumbs_up:
Imagine publishing all the travel tales in one thick book, I think it will be a best seller :think:

Thank you to all the contributors :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Travel Tales
Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:54 pm 
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:clap: Bennievis !
Bennievis wrote:
Imagine publishing all the travel tales in one thick book, I think it will be a best seller :think:

I agree ! :D

:gflower: to ALL Travel Talers.

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 Post subject: Re: Travel Tales
Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:22 pm 
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I will be the first one to buy the book! I am hooked on Travel Tales! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Travel Tales
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hilda wrote:
I will be the first one to buy the book! I am hooked on Travel Tales!
Me too Hilda :D A book containing all the forum recipes and handy hints will also be very good :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Travel Tales
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During September 2011 my wife and myself visited the Kruger National Park. We entered the park at Crocodile Bridge and drove along the tar road to Lower Sabie and then to Skukuza. This was and will always be my most memorable trip to the Kruger as I had a wish to see the late/great tusker "Duke", this was only about a week before he died of old age. We stopped at a bridge over a dry river bed only a few kilometers from out entry into the park to look at a Rhino that was lazing in the river bed. My wife requested me to get the video camera ready as there was a bif eliphant on the other side off the bridge trying to destroy a tree. but before she could start rolling the camera this massive elephant started to cross the road behind us and I then realised that this is my dream come true. I could now say I saw Duke (without his tusks). You can see him in the photos below. We then drove further and saw 2 lions next to the road. A few kilometers up the road another visitor stopped us and asked where the lions were and we luckily took our kilo meter reading before we left the lions and could tell them where they were. he then told us that if we wanted to see a leopard that we can find it just before Lower Sabie over the weir. We also saw buffalo to complete our big five in just under 7 hours on our first day. We then had a beautiful rest of the weekend with lots of birds, lion, elephants, rhino and further leopard sightings. Please enjoy the photos below of this historic trip.

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 Post subject: Re: Travel Tales
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What a great story Robert :mrgreen:

(I cant see your photos :hmz: )


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 Post subject: Re: Travel Tales
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Bennievis wrote:
Imagine publishing all the travel tales in one thick book, I think it will be a best seller :think:


Now that is a splendid idea Bennievis! :thumbs_up:
I would definitely buy this book! :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Travel Tales
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@ Robertwintle: Wonderful sightings and beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing your wonderful experience of meeting Duke so shortly before he died. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Travel Tales
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@Bennievis, try now please...


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 Post subject: Re: Travel Tales
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hilda wrote:
I will be the first one to buy the book! I am hooked on Travel Tales! :D


Agree with Hilda. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Travel Tales
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robertwintle wrote:
@Bennievis, try now please...

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Fantastic!! wonderful photos Robert, you were so blessed with these sightings :D


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 Post subject: Re: Travel Tales
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Anri wrote:
Bennievis wrote:
Imagine publishing all the travel tales in one thick book, I think it will be a best seller :think:


Now that is a splendid idea Bennievis! :thumbs_up:
I would definitely buy this book! :dance: :dance:

:hmz:
Could be a fundraiser for the Rhino project??? Or what say you all? :big_eyes:


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 Post subject: Re: Travel Tales
Unread postPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:08 pm 
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Could be a fundraiser for the Rhino project??? Or what say you all? :big_eyes:


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Excellent idea

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 Post subject: Re: Travel Tales
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Anri wrote:
Bennievis wrote:
Could be a fundraiser for the Rhino project??? Or what say you all? :big_eyes:


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Excellent idea
Ditto :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

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