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Travel Postcards / 21.03.2012

For as much I love nature and wilderness, I am very bad at botany and can hardly recognize much more than a daisy and a weeping willow.I took this picture many years ago in Botswana, delighted by the shape and colors of an African tree from which I still ignore the name. Does anyone know which...

Travel Postcards / 25.02.2012

 I was walking randomly through Cape Town centre, as I often do when exploring a city, when I stepped into this huge colorful zebra. Being wild about street art, I couldn't help stopping to take a few pictures and admiring for a while the awesome drawing, shapes and colors.Apparently people working or living close-by have...

Nature & Outdoors / 20.02.2012

After I left Johannesburg, I started my journey down to Cape Town by the BazBus with no specific itinerary yet. I just decided that my first stop would be in Northern Drakensberg, to see the spectacular Amphitheatre.[caption id="attachment_21964" align="alignnone" width="750"] Breathtaking View on the Drakensberg Mountain Range[/caption]The view on the high and steep semi-circular cliffs...

Travel Postcards / 08.02.2012

When strolling around Cape Town Waterfront it happens quite often to stumble on musicians and dancers performing in the streets. Usually dressed in colorful clothes, they sometimes have their faces and part of their body nicely decorated, as this African dancer.Their singing, dancing and overall performing is very entertaining and a pleasant way to spend...

Travel Postcards / 31.01.2012

I rarely take photos of people. Not because I don't like portraits, on the contrary. I guess this is part due to my shyness and also because taking people of people makes me feel uncomfortable. I'm not sure how to approach them, and I'm often afraid to invade their privacy.There are however a few circumstances...

Adventure / 28.01.2012

After several years of dillydallying, I recently made up my mind and went for a solo journey through South Africa.[caption id="attachment_7395" align="aligncenter" width="599"] Awesome View from the Amphiteater Backpackers[/caption]What had held me for such a long time was the idea that it was a difficult country to travel alone, and by public transportation. Moreover, being...

Travel Postcards / 04.01.2012

At the end of the Sani Pass, the steep and winding road connecting South Africa and Lesotho, the first view is on this traditional Lesotho huts part of Sani Top Chalet, the highest pub in Africa at 2874m. Breathtaking and somehow surreal....