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THE FIRST MONTH

THE FIRST MONTH BY PHILIP | 3 FEBRUARY 2018 03 February 2018 night after full moon,…

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UNA VEGETARISCH

UNA VEGETARISCH BY REGINA | 28 JANUARY 2018 "Mama, ist das gewachsen oder von einer Kuh?" In Natures Valley haben…

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8 MONTH ON THE ROAD

I By:   I 1 year ago I   Camping, CULTURE, Family, Month by month, TANZANIA 8 MONTH ON THE ROAD By PHILIP | 20 September 2018 “You have traveled half way around the world”, 20.000km says Thomas the “true” Massai watching over us every step we take at Migombani Camp in the Mto Wa Mbo village at the access road towards the Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti Conservation Area in northern Tanzania. We are overlooking the Lake Manyara and the breathtaking views put things into a wider perspective for us as life seems to change constantly. It was only 3 weeks ago when a tractor pulled us up the steep slope to the magnificent camp where our Land Cruiser was tested to the bones and was unable to pull our caravan and all our belongings uphill. It will be the furthest north that we will reach on our now – for us – truly epic journey through southern Africa. A... READ MORE
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THE FORTH MONTH

I By:   I 1 year ago I   BOTSWANA, CULTURE, KIDS + TRAVEL, Month by month, ZIMBABWE THE FORTH MONTH By Philip | 10 May 2018 After a rather negative and skeptical blog entry last month I must confess that things have changed and I am happy to announce that things are back on track with regards to the spirit of exploring southern Africa. We have crossed borders twice and are currently (8th of may 2018) in Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe after a rather eventful and fulfilling 3,5 weeks spend in Kufunda (learning) village near Harare. Traversing through southern parts of Botswana has healed our wounded souls dramatically and infused a new spirit of humility and humbleness for us to continue. We visited the Goo Moremi Sacred Gorge Reserve near Palapaye, Khama Rhino Sanctuary and were leaving Botswana in the west near Francistown at Pontdrift Border post. The Goo Moremi Gorge is a sac... READ MORE
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PASSION ZIMBABWE

I By:   I 1 year ago I   CULTURE, Movie, New friends, ZIMBABWE PASSION ZIMBABWE By Philip | 9 MAY 2018   We have spend 4 weeks in Kufunda, a rural village near Harare. I was stunned by the village youth that literally cut the thickest grassland by hand with some lashes to create their own soccer pitch. Being equipped with a new drone I got inspired by this passion witnessed and made a short contribution for them, also following my passion. 5 minutes before the official opening game started I lost the drone in a nearby corn field and the entire village went out to search for it. They found it and we could finish the "movie", what a beautiful scene this was.So proud to have been part of this annual "ritual" for soccer and a nice contribution for the run up to the World Cup 2018. Please enj... READ MORE
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KHOLISWA’S RONDEVAL

I By:   I 2 years ago I   CULTURE, KIDS + TRAVEL, Skills, SOUTH AFRICA KHOLISWA'S RONDEVAL By Regina | 2 February 2018   Und schon wieder sind Kühe im Spiel. Wir haben unsere Nannie Kholiswa in ihrem richtigen zu Hause besucht. In Cathcar bei Queenestown. In jedem Urlaub fährt Sie dorthin. Zu einem relativ grossen Grundstück mit Haus und extra Klohäuschen mit Wasseranschluss. Um ihrer Famile, ihren Wurzeln zu begegnen. Und seit 2 Jahren baut Sie an einem Rondeval. Ein rundes Haus mit Wänden aus einer Mischung von Modder und Kuhdung und einem Reetdach. Es gibt nur 2 kleine Fenster. Dort ist es kühl bei Hitze und es hält die Wärme, wenn’s kalt ist. Kholiswa ist eine Sangoma und Sie kreiert sich ihren heiligen Raum, um mit Ihren Ahnen in Verbindung zu treten. Da mussten wir unbedingt helfen. Und auch ein bisschen Zeit verbringen. Die Verhältnisse umkehren. Auch für die Kids ... READ MORE
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