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August 24, 2018

It was nice to have a bit of a home base for 2 weeks in Porto. That was the longest we had stayed in any one place during our 7 months of travel. We enjoyed getting back into a bit of a routine of doing homeschooling, cooking at home, and even getting in some exercise....

July 25, 2018

After some epic game viewing in Kruger Park, we continued south en route to Cape Town. We visited eSwatini (formerly Swaziland) for a couple of days and stayed at the beautiful Hlane Game Reserve. There were two special things about this game park. First, there was no...

June 24, 2018


Since we were “in the neighbourhood", we decided to go check out Mauritius after traveling in Namibia. Mauritius is almost the antipode of Red Deer. That is, it is as close as we could get on land to the opposite side of the planet from Red Deer. We spent two wonderfu...

May 29, 2018

With a sizeable landmass of 825,000 sq km, but a population of just 2.48 million people, Namibia is a vast but sparsely populated country. Much of the country is covered by desert and in fact contains the oldest desert on earth, the Namib Desert. But because of its nat...

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