July 2012

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Nomad Adventure Tours: Cape Town to Vic Falls Tour Day 5

July 30, 2012

Brrraapp brrapp brrapp… The alarm went off at 4:30am.  Today was a morning I had been waiting for since the day I chose which tour I would go on.  It was the morning we were going to climb Dune 45 before sunrise.  At 170m high, it was going to be a race to the top […]

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Nomad Adventure Tours: Cape Town to Vic Falls Tour Day 4

July 28, 2012

We had been forewarned the previous night that it would be an early departure from Fish River Canyon to make the 600km journey to Sesriem by nightfall.  This drive was to be the longest of the entire twenty-day tour. I woke up before 6am and put my personal items back onto the Nomad Adventure Tours […]

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Nomad Adventure Tours: Cape Town to Vic Falls Tour Day 3

July 25, 2012

Day three started out at seven AM for me.  Half of the Nomad Adventure Tours group were going canoeing, but not being overly interested in canoeing I decided to skip out on that particular activity. I sat in the camp kitchen and enjoyed some coffee as the canoers came in to get their breakfast before […]

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Nomad Adventure Tours: Cape Town to Vic Falls Tour Day 2

July 23, 2012

Our morning started before the crack of dawn.  I awoke to the sound of others taking down their tents. The cling clang of the metal poles hitting each other is a sound few can sleep through.  The idea of getting out of my sleeping bag was something I dreaded,  but the thought of warming my […]

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Nomad Adventure Tours: Cape Town to Vic Falls Tour Day 1

July 21, 2012

Brrapp brrapp brrapp brrapp-  incessant droning of my cell phone’s alarm function stirred me from my slumber. “Just 5 more minutes, Mel… Hit the snooze.” Sue mumbled sleepily to me. “K.” I managed to croak as I hit the snooze button. Brrapp brrapp brrapp brrapp… The second alarm went off and we sprung out of […]

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My Return from Africa- the quick update!

July 17, 2012

I’ve officially returned to my home-for-now in beautiful Ahipara, New Zealand after spending eight weeks abroad. Before I get into the heavy details, lets start out with a quick recap of my life for the past few months. It was a jam-packed eight weeks- the first of which was spent in Sydney with my parents […]

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