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Re: Hlola Africa 2019
« Reply #60 on: September 06, 2019, 03:03:10 am »
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Re: Hlola Africa 2019
« Reply #61 on: September 06, 2019, 04:27:29 am »
Nice to see some places I have been to on a previous trip.

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Re: Hlola Africa 2019
« Reply #62 on: September 06, 2019, 08:47:32 am »
Loving this, thank you.
 

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Re: Hlola Africa 2019
« Reply #63 on: September 06, 2019, 09:00:52 am »

Great TRIP  :thumleft:

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Re: Hlola Africa 2019
« Reply #64 on: September 06, 2019, 07:42:03 pm »
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Re: Hlola Africa 2019
« Reply #65 on: September 09, 2019, 09:25:35 pm »
6 July Zimbabwe

After crossing the border into Zimbabwe I headed straight for Victoria Falls.  Entry to the Falls is a bit expensive but worth every cent.  They are truly amazing and the pictures I took do not do them any  justice



I walked the whole route looking at the falls from all the vantage points in my riding gear and the spray from the Falls blowing across the path in places was welcome.  I managed to drop by bike key on the way.  Before I left, I thought of hiding my spare somewhere on the bike but did not get around to it, so fearing the worst  I retraced my steps and found it not far from where I was in the grass next to the path.





I then headed to the bar for a nice cold Zambezi beer and met the Owner of Blue Planet Films from Germany who specialises in wildlife documentaries.  We had an interesting conversation on following your passion and how he landed up a Wildlife Photographer after his parents forced him to study civil engineering.  Social Media also came up in the conversation as I was telling him how I was not a social media user before I left 10 days ago and now found myself posting daily and how it was giving me a feeling of belonging and connectivity tom the outside world just by reading the replies to my posts and seeing my number of followers growing daily.  I shot the Video below to put on Instagram and  was then approached by a group of Tourists and some locals who all wanted to be photographed with me for some reason.  The one poor guy did not smell to great and had terrible teeth like an old crocodile.  Somehow I managed to put my arm around him and smile for the occasion.
   
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The Vic Falls marathon was run earlier in the day, so all the camp sites were full of out of town runners and bars and eating places were full of blearing music.  This was quite a change from what I had experienced the week before and took some time getting used to.  I managed to find a spot in the municipal campsite with nice green grass and clean ablutions setup for the night.  A couple from Johannesburg who were at the site next to mine arrived back from a sunset cruise and were headlining into town for supper.  I went for a shower and when I returned, they had lit a nice campfire for me and set-up their camp stove and kettle.  Later when they returned, we sat around the fire together as spoke while the noise in the town settled down and the Falls thundered in the distance.



The next day I was about to learn that I should have planned better and perhaps leaving home with only a Visa card was not such a clever thing to do.

 

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Re: Hlola Africa 2019
« Reply #66 on: September 09, 2019, 10:10:04 pm »
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