Entries from 'Botswana'

Rising Skyline

   As mentioned before, a new CBD is currently under development in Gabs. The other day I drove past and was quite impressed by all the works going on there. The architecture is mostly functional and a lot of the projects are actually being built by the Chinese, but some day in the future all…

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Happy V-Day!

 It seems to be sort of a big thing here…a lot of shops have specials, restaurants offer Valentine menues and the call-in radio show today also was all about Valentine’s Day. We’re having drinks with heart-shaped icecubes and a braai with friends tonight ;) Happy Valentine’s Day!

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rush hour

Gabs city is growing and so is traffic. There is a lot of road construction going on, which means that sometimes you will spend a lot of time in the car, waiting for traffic to move very slowly around one of the detours. These days, even the road along Old Naledi is jammed, and the…

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veggies & bread

When we got back to Gabs, I found a flyer for a “vegbox” at our gate. We decided to try it and got our first weekly delivery of fresh, locally grown, vegetables, salad and fruits. Now our fridge is full of healthy, green stuff and so far, we’ve not become tired of the veggies. Also,…

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Blue Zebras

It is the first time that Botswana has qualified for the AFCON and now that the tournament has started, the country is going slightly crazy. Yesterday was the first group game of the Zebras against mighty Ghana and it was amazing to see the support of the fans throughout the city. Cars are waving the…

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Sunset Saturday XXXXVII

Evening sky with big clouds and beautiful colors at our house. The past week we’ve been settling back into life here and trying to get into some kind of routine. Our garden is green like never before and our dog seems really happy to have us back. Things are pretty much back to normal, with…

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Sunset Saturday XXXXV

A sunset in the bush at Mabuasehube. The sun was scorching during the day and even the wind was hot, so all we did was hide under the shade and wait for the sun to paint a golden sky behind the thornbushes. As much as I complain, the European winter makes me realise how spoilt…

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Sunset Saturday XXXXII

The sky is on fire. A burning, red evening sky over Gaborone. These days, the light over here is just incredible. The rainy season has started for good and different layers of clouds break the sunrays in various colors, making it most spectacular during dusk, like this flaming red, orange and pink. Photo taken by…

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Sunset Saturday XXXIX

A peaceful, quiet evening sky behind the high reed at Gaborone dam. Love the fluffy little clouds up there – these days it’s more about big mountains of thundery clouds piling up all over the sky as the rainy season has (finally) started. Happy weekend!

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Sunset Saturday XXXVIII

Sunset over the Chobe River during our boat cruise last weekend. It was an incredibly hot day and only started to cool down a little in the evening, so it was great to be on the water and get some breeze on the boat. There were many fires over in Namibia, and a lot of…

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zwei lange schlangen, die schlängeln viel herum

We visited the CARACAL Biodiversity Centre in Kasane, where they have a variety of snakes, birds and other animals. As the Chobe National Park is so close, many animals do venture outside the park, and snakes in particular like the food options available at the lodges. So whenever a lodge finds a snake on its…

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stuck on the road

“Dear valued customer. Please be advised that fuel prices will be adjusted upwards effective 11th November 2011. The adjustment is as follows: petrol 40t per litre, diesel 51t per litre, paraffin 50t per litre.”– sms currently circulated regarding increase of fuel prices – I didn’t want to buy fuel, but I was stuck near the…

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dies & das

While some are spending their time searching for elephants in the North, others have to stay at home and work. COP17 is just around the corner and things have started to get quite busy. In the evenings, I’m “working” on something else: the annual craft market is coming up and I will share a stall…

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around the bush

The nearby Mokolodi Nature Reserve is a great place to take visitors for a first impression of wildlife and bush in Botswana, and we tend to go there every other month.This Saturday, we drove around the lake,saw a waterbuck looking for young leaves,watched a tortoise crossing the road,and came across an ostrich, who was taking…

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Sunset Saturday XXXVI

A fiery, red and purple sunset at the Gabs dam. A few days ago I went there for a birthday party and we enjoyed a couple of sundowners in this beautiful evening light. Somehow the colors of the sunset are even more intensive if there’s water around, or maybe it was because of the thunderstorm…

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