Swaziland

Swaziland
Impala kindergarten Mlilwane

On New Year’s Day 2013 we rented the smallest car ever (Chevy Mini Sparks) in Durban, parted with my parents who had been our travel companions in South Africa so far, and went on the long drive (which was longer than I had thought) to Mlilwane Wild Life Reserve near Malkerns and Manzini.
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New Zealand revisited

New Zealand
One of a million (billion?)

We married 5.5 years ago in Auckland and I really wanted to return to the Kiwilands in the year of our anniversary. My aim was to come for the 5th wedding anniversary but that didn’t work out work-wise. Since I fell pregnant around that 5th wedding anniversary and all my glorious plans of travelling Middle America in November weren’t realisable anymore plus the miles from former flights had accumulated into flights to New Zealand, the neighbour country came into focus again. Of course, I prefer to go to new countries which I haven’t visited before. But when we married in NZ it wasn’t for any romantic seaside wedding but for the quick administrative opportunity. We flew in and out of Auckland and were busy getting to know each other and celebrating stag’s/hen’s night with as much alcohol as somehow possible without even trying to get to know the country.
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Mozambique

Mozambique
Between Tete and Chimoio

Since I studied in Portugal, I had wanted to have a look at Mozambique which somehow fascinated me. I am fascinated by quite a lot of exotic countries… I guess that’s why I like travelling there to have a quick look.

Mozambique was the last country of our South Africa – Zimbabwe – Botswana – Zambia – Malawi – Moz – South Africa round trip in 2014. We came from Blantyre, Malawi, by bus and spend 5 days in the country. The visa was ridiculously expensive – something like 80 US$.
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