Entries from 'Botswana'

when the desert turns into sea

After our trip to the delta, we stayed in Nata for some nights before returning to Gabs. I’ve seen the pans several times before, but never like this: because of heavy rain falls in Zimbabwe, the pans are full of water and look like one giant lake. As far as you can see, the calm…

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return to the Delta

After a few days in Frankfurt, I boarded a plane again and went back to Botswana for a week or so. I flew straight to Maun and from there, on into the middle of the delta for two days of bushwalks, mokoro trips and amazing nature in the beautfiful Okavango Delta. We stayed at Moremi…

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and so it ends…

So I’m leaving Botswana today. While I’m very excited about this change and the opportunities that will come with it, my heart is heavy at the thought of leaving this place that has become my home over the last years, and all the people that I have come to known during my stay. I always…

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a last trip to the bush

I wanted to spend some time in the bush and wave goodbye to all the animals that are out there before I leave Botswana. And despite the unusually long and heavy rain over the last few days, I was lucky and got to see some elephants, giraffes and lions, among them even a lioness with…

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travel story published

My trip to Jordan made it into the current issue of lapologa magazine, along with beautiful fashion shots of the creations of this talented guy and a lot of other great stories! Pick up a copy of the magazine in stores now and be part of the conversation! :)  

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painting the sky

The rains have started and lately, the sky has been full of the most amazing clouds in all shapes and colors you can imagine. I caught some of the spectacular formations on my way home the other day, from the parking lot and outside the car window, and made it home just before the sky…

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visiting Otse

Last week, I met up with a group of ladies to visit a friend, who was conducting a weaving workshop at Camphill in Otse. They were working on some pieces with natural or recycled materials and we chatted a little bit with them about their works before we ventured around the site to discover the…

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feels like summer and smells like rain

This past week I could feel the summer returning. It is getting warmer by the day, and somehow the air feels less dry than in the previous weeks. Slowly, the ants are waking up, the cattle is back in the middle of the city and a couple of days ago there were a few dark…

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behind the scenes

Last weekend the Lapologa Gaborone Fashion Weekend took place here in Gabs and I went there on Friday afternoon with my friend Andrea. Apparently, we were a bit early and everyone was still quite busy with preparations. We walked around the big hall with stalls of local designers and found some pretty nice pieces by…

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“teacher, teacher”

Over the last couple of months, I have started teaching English for some of the kids at Happy Home. Being a teacher is a completely new experience for me, and one that I didn’t really think would fit me, but actually I really enjoy working with the kids and getting to know some of them…

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beginner’s bush drive

Last Sunday we went to Gaborone Game Reserve for a picknick with our friends. It’s not very big and actually very close to the city, so you never feel like you are really in the bush, but there are plenty of animals and nice picknick areas. I wonder what it will become in the future,…

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keeping busy

Back in Gabs, the days are short and the nights are cold. I am still waiting for news and somehow need to kill a lot of time until then. Keeping busy in Gabs in an art in itself, one which I haven’t quite mastered at times, but with the help of everyone I’m getting there….

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A Dancing King

Last weekend we saw “Kgosi Kgolo”, a new performance by Mophato Dance Theatre, who are something like the local dance superstars. It was a really great performance, mixing African and contemporary dance elements with traditional music and songs. The choreography and the show was beautiful, giving an idea of the dance talent Botswana has to…

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Botswana bucket list

Time is running so fast, and in the past weeks I haven’t really had time for anything, but here’s a few more memories of our trip to the Magkadigkadi Pans. It was such a great get-away and we also crossed a few things of our “to-do” list for Botswana: – Learn about the origins of…

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in and out of the pan

From Gweta, we went further into the salt pans for an overnight trip. This trip turned out to be a little more adventurous than we had planned and it included a broken down car, a hike through the bush, a bumpy ride in an ancient car which came to our rescue, followed by a frantic…

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