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Goodbye to Africa

reflecting on an amazing journey


Well it is now our last day in Africa- Tomorrow we embark on a mammoth convoluted journey back to Manchester UK which involves flying via Johannesburg and Heathrow..
[b]I have just checked the blog site and we have had over 6,500 hits.. which is amazing as I am not sure if I have gauged the blogs right... I suspect they might be a bit rambly (please dont all comment at once!!) .. but they are what they are..an honest account of what we have been up to and how its affected us.

I did have a pre -concieved shopping list of things I wanted to achieve before we left here (see Blog) but what I hadn't bargained for was all the amazing extras.. Like finding Hannah the most perfect impish child both Caro and myself used to entertain when we were midwives in Ghana over 20 years ago ..now she's turned into a beautiful African long necked swan..( but still a scream) ..Or the lasting effect that seeing Nelson Mandellas cell and other political prisoners cells would have , or the barbaric and erie feel of the slave castle we visited ..

The world cup was the cherry on our family cake when we met up with Jonathan ... wowee... the organization was absolutely fantastic and we felt safe and had a vevezula ball.... How lucky Tom is.

Most of all I will treasure the memories of the warm and friendly welcome we have had, of visiting old friends and making new ones, of meeting travelers either en route on a world tour or like us savoring all that Africa has to offer..I have only been here for 2 months and wouldn't change a thing..


Posted by WAKEFIELDS 07:27 Archived in South Africa Tagged backpacking

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Lesley I have loved reading your blog! Great idea! What an amazing trip for you all, SO pleased it went so well and you all got so much out of it.
Well done!
Love Alexa xxx

by Alexa


How you doing, football was disappointing but there was a few talking points!

Hope you trip went well and you are back safe and sound, We have been on the road a Year now making it to Namibia, what a joy it is here, excess excess and more, English speaking and drive on the right side.

We had problems with the Turbo getting it replaced in Windhoek Namibia, intentions now are to enjoy Namibia before heading to South Africa then East Coast.

Tom, just think of all the stories you can tell the guys back at school, will see you with you back pac soon I’m sure

Jayne David & Lizzybus

P.S please send email to lizzybus1958@hotmail.co.uk with your emails address - being me I have lost it - Take care - we are now in SA!!!!!

by Jayne David & Lizzybus

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