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Into the Wild – Part Two

Aloe plants

I needn’t have worried about sleeping in on day two of our safari; I was crawling around in the brush outside our hut with my camera just after dawn.  Heaven.  My heart stopped at least twice when the grasses that brushed my ankle mimicked the tickle of spider legs, or the slither of a snake…but thankfully […]

Into the Wild – Part One

Entrance to Garden Route Game Lodge, Albertinia, South Africa

January 7, 2013:  the day I checked “safari in Africa” off my bucket list. Deciding which game reserve to visit when planning this trip was no easy task.  Jody consulted all the tourist advisory websites, and as you may expect, everyone extolled the virtues of Kruger National Park, with everything else apparently paling in comparison. […]

Privilege

Khayelitsha Township, Western Cape

We passed this township many times on our South African trip, as it was located next to the highway we used to reach our safari, winery tours, and so on. All the activities that tourists are supposed to enjoy, encouraged to do, yet which left me feeling ashamed each time this scene whizzed past our […]

London Calling

Luggage tag from Heathrow to Cape Town

This luggage tag, promising the transit of my bag from Toronto-Heathrow-Cape Town, seemed laughably exotic and surreal, despite the many months of planning.  Were we really going to do this? Our last air travel experience had not gone smoothly…in truth it would have tested the mettle of any seasoned flyer.  A brief Caribbean vacation in […]

10×10 Project: Ann-Marie and Alisa

Author Ann-Marie MacDonald at home

How did I get myself into this?  I was in panic mode, throwing everything but the proverbial kitchen sink into my car, hoping to stave off any chance of photographic failure. “Why does it have to be so WINDY?  And so SUNNY?” I worried, knowing that my scrim and stand would be no match for […]