20 Apr
Days adrift.  Click here to see our best and worst experiences so far.
Number of flights.  Click here to go to the itinerary page.
Bus, train and taxi rides.  Click here to see all posts relating to transport. (56 posts)
Miles walked.  Click here to see all posts relating to walking and trekking. (43 posts)
Countries visited.  Click here to see what we think of them. (14 posts)
Number of species spotted.  Click here to go to our wildlife page.
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Rainy days.  Click here to find posts relating to the weather. (50 posts)
Number of times scammed.  Click here to read all about it!  (2 posts)
Otters spotted.  Click here to go to our website about otters: amblonyx.com
...two travellers in search of the world's wildlife

Archive for July, 2010

30 July 2010

Marrick Safari

Marrick Safari was our first wildlife viewing opportunity, and we paid out for night and day game drives as a start-of-travels treat. The night drives are a speciality, in particular for aardvark and aardwolf – both hard to see elsewhere, but we got viewings of both, as well as the smaller african porcupine and black-backed » » »

30 July 2010

Karoo wildlife

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30 July 2010

We begin!

I’m sitting in the shade of a tree at Marrick Safari in the middle of the Karoo, which means we must have started our travels. It feels strangely like any other holiday right now – I’m sure that will change as two days stretches towards a month. Air whinge. We selected two great seats (window » » »

25 July 2010

On diseases

Happily, our habit of holidaying in exotic places means that we have a head start in inoculations – we already have most of them. They are: Diphteria, Tetanus, Hepatitis A, Thyphoid, Polio, Yellow Fever, Tuberculosis, Hepatitis B and Cholera. That’s a lot of stabs! But there were several more that we needed to consider before » » »

19 July 2010

First Aid

A couple of weeks back we went on a day-long Emergency First Aid course with the British Red Cross in Hammersmith. The idea was to make ourselves feel more confident that we could do something if an accident happens somewhere out in the wilds. Looking back, I guess our confidence levels are indeed a bit » » »

19 July 2010

Devon, archery, hiking and otters

Of course we needed one final holiday before travelling around the world for a year! We went down to Devon for a weekend on Dartmoor with Andy and Stewart. Beginning with a stopover in Bath and great breakfast at Jika Jika on George Street – top tip. The main event of the weekend was Dragon » » »