Entries from 'sunset'

at the Fish River Canyon

Upon entering the Richtersveld National Park we were greeted by a zebra high up on a hill next to the road and followed the dusty gravel road to the lodge, which is beautifully situated among some unique stone formations. We spent a couple of days there, relaxing at the pool (what a luxury!) and taking…

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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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a night in the desert

For the last part of my trip I went down to the Red Sea to Aqaba. From here, you can see Israel, Egypt and even Saudi Arabia.  It was scorching hot and the nearby beach offered only little cooling. After a day of roasting in the heat, we decided to go for an overnight trip…

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salty seas and starry skies

From the hills of Amman, we went down to the Dead Sea and as I was still battling a cold, the climate there was the perfect cure :) I’d been there once before and as I remembered, it was extremely hot, incredibly salty and very healthy to go for a swim and rub your body…

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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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Sunset Saturday XXXXXIII

The last in this series. After a full year of sunsets, I have almost run out of pictures and here is the last one taken in Barcelona on the shores of Lake Erie. A little bit late as we were on a plane for most of Saturday, but here it is!

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Sunset Saturday XXXXXII

Last week we walked over the Brooklyn Bridge to Dumbo and enjoyed the beautiful views of the Manhattan skyline! New York is such as fantastic place and we were lucky to get some sunny (and even mild) days in the middle of February…

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Sunset Saturday XXXXXI

We’re off to NYC! Here’s a picture of the sunset on the ferry back to Manhattan taken during my first visit when we spent a glorious week in this great city! Have a fantastic weekend!!!

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Sunset Saturday XXXXX

Evening sun sparkling in Walvis Bay with three flamingos looking for food in the shallow waters. There were thousands of flamingos at the bay, feeding and standing in the water with their stick-thin legs. We went there during our trip to Namibia and drove through the big sand dunes between Swakopmund and Walvis Bay to…

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Sunset Saturday XXXXIX

I took this picture during our trip to Mozambique and KZN in March last year. We were on our way back to the lodge through endless pineapple fields under this beautifully colored evening sky, and could almost see all the way down to the coast.

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Sunset Saturday XXXXVIII

Sunset behind palms and rice paddies in Ubud, Bali. During my first trip to Bali we stayed in a villa in the middle of the rice paddies and went for a walk around the area just before sunset. From a distance we could hear the chanting and drumming in a nearby temple and the air…

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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 XXXXVI

Another wintery evening sky in Bavaria. The last couple of days were sunny and rather cold but still no snow down here. We’re flying back to Botswana today, saying goodbye to winter and hello to summer in the Southern hemisphere!

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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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