Tagged With "South African Safari"

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Pleasures of a South African Safari Experience

Emma Marie ·
South Africa delights in its differing qualities: a spot where untamed wildlife meets extravagant pleasure and a 'Rainbow Nation' of many cultures reveal a dazzling mixture of invitations. From a well-placed South African safari and amazing shorelines to shining seaside urban communities and world-class vineyards, South African safaris truly have it all. Traveling to South Africa offers a wealth of safari experiences, from lavish subtropical shoreline timberlands to the fantastic separation...
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April 25, 2019: Cape L'Agulhas, South Africa

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe visits the southern most point in Africa, the place where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 9, 2014: Protea, South Africa

DrFumblefinger ·
  One of the things I most remember about driving about in South Africa were all the protea.  Flowering bushes everywhere!  And, of course, great floral displays of this interesting African plant in shops and hotels.  There are...
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Sojourn in Johannesburg, South Africa

DrFumblefinger ·
(Johannesburg, Sandton Shopping Center) Jo’burg (aka Jozi) is South Africa’s corporate capitol and a megapolis of at least 7 million. Like many enormous cities, there are islands of beauty and grand architecture, but to a large extent...
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Re: South Dakota State Capital, Pierre – The Land of Infinite Variety

Jonathan L ·
Wonderful pics! isn't Pierre one of the few state capitals that is not directly on the interstate?
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Re: South Dakota State Capital, Pierre – The Land of Infinite Variety

Samantha ·
Yes it is. The only other one my husband and I can think of (at least the 25+that we've visited) is in Jefferson City, MO. Glad you enjoyed the post and the pictures.
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Re: South Dakota State Capital, Pierre – The Land of Infinite Variety

Jonathan L ·
Actually, it was a Jeopardy question last week. But I did know about SD because I drove across it's southern expanse, getting to see Jewel Caverns, Geronimo, Rushmore, Wall Drugs, The Badlands and The Corn Palace. We didn't get to Pierre because it wasn't on the interstate.
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Re: South Dakota State Capital, Pierre – The Land of Infinite Variety

Jonathan L ·
The third and forth would be Honolulu and Juneu
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South Carolina State House in Columbia

Travel Rob ·
South Carolina State House in Columbia
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South Dakota State Capital, Pierre – The Land of Infinite Variety

Samantha ·
While in South Dakota for the LWMS Convention , we decided to check out the state capitol building in Pierre. It is a wonderful capitol and I really liked all the marble. The capitol features a copper dome, Corinthian columns, rusticated walls of...
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Gallery: Signs of Charleston

DrFumblefinger ·
Those who have been following TravelGumbo for awhile know that I enjoy looking at the signage of cities I visit.  We've looked at signs of Quebec City , Prague , Toronto and Honolulu . Today we expand the list by adding the beautiful city of...
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June 20, 2018: Beer in a Carton

George G. ·
Who would have guessed you could buy beer in a milk-style carton in South Africa. George G explains why.
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Re: June 20, 2018: Beer in a Carton

Amateuremigrant ·
What an odd origin ! Things once embedded seem to take a long time to change, even when it's obvious ! I've always hated drinking straight from a carton anyway. In south India I had a surprise when I heard there was some Indian 'Port' at the store and got a small plastic pouch full of something that bore more resemblance to red wine vinegar.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day. September 10, 2013: African Penguins, Boulders Beach, South Africa.

DrFumblefinger ·
  Cape Point is a peninsula extending south of Cape Town, ending in the Cape of Good Hope (where old mariners from Europe used to take a sharp left as they headed to the Far East).  On the shores of this peninsula is a small town where you...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 9, 2014: Protea, South Africa

IslandMan ·
These are such amazing specimens of this flower. Beautiful pics...
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Ceiling at the South Carolina State House

Travel Rob ·
Ceiling at the South Carolina State House
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 25, 2014: Styles of Stiles

PortMoresby ·
  The footpaths of the United Kingdom crisscross the countryside, without regard to boundaries of private property.  The paths are ancient rights-of-way, protected by law and anyone who thinks, because they own a piece of land they can...
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April 8, 2017: Mate: South America's morning Brew

DrFumblefinger ·
Seattle may have its Starbucks coffee, but Argentina has its mate. A look at southern South America's favorite caffeinated beverage.
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Spend Your Summer Vacation in South America

Anil Verma ·
The massive continent of South America is so rich with culture and ripe with breathtaking scenery that it’s considered the Holy Grail for travelers. South America is a destination that caters in any kind of traveler; whether you want to trek the many backpacking trails, have a fun-filled wilderness experience, or go on one of the many outdoor adventures. Spending your summer vacation in South America, during the southern hemisphere’s winter, is a favorable option because it will allow you...
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Mandela's retreat to open as luxury conference center

PHeymont ·
The Nelson Mandela Centre for Reconciliation, built as a retreat and meeting place for the former South African president's retirement will soon reopen as a conference center with space for 12 visitors. It will rent for nearly $6000 a night—but...
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Cape Point: Peninsula, Penguins & Protea

DrFumblefinger ·
(Cape Point, South Africa) There are many day trips you can take from Cape Town, one of the of the best being a drive down the  Cape Point Peninsula  to it’s tip. The day will provide you with beautiful scenery, wonderful beaches,...
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Cape Town: Grand Dame of Africa

DrFumblefinger ·
(Cape Town, viewed from Table Mountain) It’s hard not to love a visit to Cape Town, a grand old city, one of the finest anywhere. It’s the oldest city in Southern African and has been captivating tourist’s hearts for centuries....
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Re: Gallery: Jewel Cave National Monument, South Dakota

Travel Luver ·
Wow! Some amazing shapes and colors. How long was the tour? Was it cold down there?
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Re: Gallery: Jewel Cave National Monument, South Dakota

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for sharing these interesting photos and for bringing back memories. I was last in Jewel Cave in 1982, when there was much less known about how extensive a cave network it was. I found the beautiful rock formations to be absolutely fascinating! Travel Luver, I seem to recall that the cave was quite cool, but maybe Still Country Photo can elaborate for us. Also, I vaguely seem to recall that the last formation in your series of photos was called the "Bacon Strip" or something similar?
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Re: Gallery: Jewel Cave National Monument, South Dakota

Still Country Photo ·
If memory serves me correctly, the tour was about 90 minutes. Yes, it was quite cool down there but since I had made the trip in late August, it was quite refreshing to be there. At one point, the guide turned out the lights so the guests could see what true darkness really looks like. I have been in the dark before but not like this, it even seemed to mess with your equilibrium and I felt like I wasn't going to stay upright. Yes DrF, that is a "bacon strip" formation. Water running down a...
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Re: Gallery: Jewel Cave National Monument, South Dakota

Travel Rob ·
Absolutely incredible! i'm a huge fan of caves and your photos captured the details. Thanks for sharing!
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Re: South Korea enacts tough aviation laws to stop air rage

DrFumblefinger ·
I didn't know this was such a big problem in Korea. Seems a little heavy handed, but perhaps they need to bring their misbehaving people in line.
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Re: Exploring Lobis Hof in South Tyrol, Italy

Travel Rob ·
I'd love to stay a weekend there! Great piece Olivia and welcome to TravelGumbo!
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Re: Exploring Lobis Hof in South Tyrol, Italy

PHeymont ·
We've got South Tyrol on our plans for year after next, and this place just added itself into the planning! Thanks for sharing it with us!
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Re: Exploring Lobis Hof in South Tyrol, Italy

DrFumblefinger ·
Enjoyed the post, thanks! Besides the fine food and amenities of Lobis Hof, what else occupied your days in South Tyrol?
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Re: Exploring Lobis Hof in South Tyrol, Italy

oliviardiamond ·
@DrFumblefinger - South Tyrol was only a stop on our way from Florence to Munich. My friends are from Germany and one of them had been here before, so we stopped for only a bite to eat on our road trip. I hope to go back and spend a bit more time exploring at some point!
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Re: South Carolina State House (Where Gumbo Was #154)

Samantha ·
Hi Rob, thanks for sharing this post. We were at the State House a few years ago and it was quite interesting. So much history to learn about and recall. Thanks again for sharing.
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Gallery: Jewel Cave National Monument, South Dakota

Still Country Photo ·
One of the stops I made between Yellowstone National Park and Mount Rushmore was at the Jewel Cave National Monument just outside of Custer, South Dakota.  This adventure was a real treat to say the least.  After descending about 420 feet...
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South Carolina State House (Where Gumbo Was #154)

Travel Rob ·
Gumbo was at the South Carolina State House in Columbia. See more of the buildings amazing architecture
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Exploring Lobis Hof in South Tyrol, Italy

oliviardiamond ·
In Italy's northernmost Alpine region, where German is the mother tongue, a 550-year-old farm that's now a guesthouse and restaurant.
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Flooding in Britain after heavy winter rains

PHeymont ·
Heavy rainfalls have led to flooding in many towns in England over the Christmas holidays, especially in the South East and mid Wales. As of this morning, the number of flood warnings and floods was still increasing. The rains have been extremely heavy for days; Brighton has had more than three times the average monthly rainfall in only 11 days. While the rains in the south are expected to drop off today, they are on the increase in the north and into Scotland. In many areas, army units have...
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Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seoul, South Korea

Kingtikitaki ·
Kingtikitaki shows us why we need to put Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul, South Korea on our travel bucket list!
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South Korea enacts tough aviation laws to stop air rage

Travel Rob ·
South Korea enacted some tough aviation laws that they hope will stop air rage
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Delta adds Medellin and Cartagena to S.A. service

PHeymont ·
Delta, which is working with Aeromexico to expand its reach in Mexico, is also extending its route network to include two more cities in Colombia, Medellin and Cartagena. Flights to the two cities from Atlanta will start in December, with a daily...
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A Florida Christmas

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger enjoys some of the Holiday sights he encountered during a recent trip to Florida.
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Feb. 17, 2019: The Studebaker National Museum

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L. takes us to South Bend, Indiana to see some classic Studebakers
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Re: Feb. 17, 2019: The Studebaker National Museum

GarryRF ·
Wonderful to look at - but do you get to see the inside - the seating and dashboard ?
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Re: Feb. 17, 2019: The Studebaker National Museum

Jonathan L ·
Not on these cars, but wait until next Sunday.
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Re: Feb. 17, 2019: The Studebaker National Museum

GarryRF ·
I take it you spent a few hours - or more - inspecting these works of Art Jonathan ?
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