I’m driving my husband insane. Every single time we toast, I toast to our well-being and overseas holidays.
Don’t get me wrong, we live in an amazing country. South Africa is diverse and dynamic and I plan on traveling to every nook and cranny. But for some reason, traveling to the unknown is in my blood. I feel like I need a “fix” of foreign – foreign culture; unknown languages and accents!
I must sound like a well-seasoned traveler. Fortunately for me, I have a lot of places I still want to see on my list. My international travels to date are as follow:
- Botswana – 2001
- England & Scotland – 2004
- Spain – 2004
- Dubai stopover on the way back to SA – 2004
- Germany and Switzerland – 2012
- Doha, Qatar – 2013
In no particular order, here are some of the
African holidays I am planning…
Madagascar has been on my bucket list long before the film was released. I think it is the Baobab trees. Along with rustic and non-commercialized beaches.
Sossusvlei & Swakopmund, Namibia – an African Desert
The Himba people fascinate me! The dunes. And I’ve seen dune in Qatar and Dubai! Yet for some reason the Namib desert holds a bit of home for me – probably because my paternal grandparent came from Windhoek.
I have never been one for Mauritius or the Seychelles. Don’t get me wrong – I will never say no if the opportunity comes along. But a rustic, African experience and Stonetown remains preferred.
The Vic Falls. The Zim side, the Zambian side – it doesn’t matter. Of course a side trip to Chobe would be a plus. But if not, seeing the Vic Falls in all it’s splendor is a must!
Lake Malawi was never on my bucket list. It was a destination K introduced me to. And the crystal clear water has held me captive ever since…
16 years from now, my kids will be out if high school. K and I will still be young enough to travel and to see the world. Getting in a Landrover with a rooftop tent and heading into ‘Africa’. That is the plan. 4 weeks of quality (maybe even quantity) time with my husband. I am getting excited. Are you?