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“Welcome to Jordan”

After a long journey I arrived in Jordan and people everywhere welcomed me to their beautiful country. On the first night in Amman I joined my friends for a true global nomad wedding. From every continent, people had come to Amman to celebrate with Herb and Majd, and it was an unforgettable experience. At some…

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Weekend in the Waterberg

For the long Easter weekend, we went to the Waterberg area in South Africa with our friends and met my sister and M. on their way back from Mozambique for a couple of quiet days in the bush. The days were filled with extended breakfasts, watching the sun wandering from one end of the porch…

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Birthday in the bush

A few weekends ago, we celebrated my sister’s and my birthday with cake and bubbles. We also went on a game drive to Mokolodi and had a bush picknick overlooking the green hills and the dam. It was nice spending some time with friends and family and I hope they will enjoy their holiday in…

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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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Welcome 2012!

We welcomed the New Year in the snowy mountains, with good friends, beautiful fireworks and champagne. It felt like a good way to start 2012! Thanks to everyone for a great time!

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Jahresendurlaub

We’re off to the mountains today for some skiing, and to celebrate New Year’s Eve!Rutschts guad and see you in 2012!

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saving my day

when I left the house this morning I realised I am left with no fuel in my car, no credit on my phone, no cash in my purse, and no way to get money from the bank account.I panicked.then I managed to send “callme” messages from my phone.luckily, a friend came to the rescue and…

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camping with friends

This past weekend, we went to Botsalano with a group of friends. It was a sort of farewell for dear friends who are leaving Botswana soon, and so everyone joined in for some time in the bush. After setting up the tents, there was some frisbee action, a game drive with a tiny little mini…

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bei Kaiserwetter auf der Wiesn

The weather during the Oktoberfest was exceptionally nice and so we enjoyed the sunshine and warm temperatures. I went there with dear friends from Austria and we walked around the Theresienwiese, where the Oktoberfest is taking place, before we entered one of the beer tents. In the afternoon, we went for a ride on the…

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it’s a celebration

A colleague of mine got married last week and I was invited to the wedding, which was taking place in a beautiful outdoor place near Mokolodi.The bridal party made their entrance dancing through the garden, and there were heartfelt speeches by the fathers of the bride and the groom, followed by food and drinks, music…

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a garden party

We had our open air tribute-to-spring movie party yesterday and even watched two films (Ratatouille for the kids, and My Blueberry Nights for the grown-ups)! Everyone was sitting around the garden in the mild spring air and the moon was rising above us. It’s good to know summer will be back soon… Thanks to all…

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Beauties and Beests

As mentioned previously, we woke up to this view and spent a couple of nights in the bush here. We had breakfast on the terrace overlooking the waterhole, took naps in the sunshine and went for some walks through the bush. In the evening, we lit a big campfire and made up some pretty awesome…

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bush braai

On Sunday we met with colleagues and friends for a bush braai in Mokolodi. The picnic site was in the middle of the bush and on the way there, we saw quite a few animals. The guys were mastering the grill and the kids were helping to put up such a good fire that our…

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Dinner with Friends (and Jamie)

Last night, we invited some friends over and finally tried some of the recipes from Jamie’s 30 minute meals (something we have been wanting to do for a looong time). After a power cut that almost ruined our evening plans, we started cooking and even though it took us slightly longer than 30 minutes, our…

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Tennis Party

On the occasion of my favorite man’s birthday, we had a little tennis party. Starting early before the heat we were playing doubles with some friends and had fun on the court. Here are some ‘action shots’ from the guys fighting for points! Thanks to everyone for playing!

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