Posts Tagged travel

Kruger National Park, December 2012

“I had a farm in Africa …”, this quote out of the book and movie Out of Africa, must be my favourite first line ever. And yes, one day when I am big, I will have that farm in Africa. In the meantime, I am satisfied with frequent visits to the Kruger National Park in South Africa. Enjoy the photos 🙂



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Beijing Doorways.

“She knocked and waited, because when the door was opened from within, it had the potential to lead someplace quite different.” ― Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke & Bone.

“I feel very adventurous. There are so many doors to be opened, and I’m not afraid to look behind them.”
―    Elizabeth  Taylor.

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For more door photos, visit the Gallivance blog.

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Terracotta warriors and Xian city

The terracotta warriors in Xian was discovered in 1974 by a farmer, digging a well on his land. The site was opened to visitors in 1976 and declared a UNESCO world cultural heritage site in 1987.  Current estimates are that the three pits contain about 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses.

We were really fortunate to be able to visit this amazing site. Being in the presence of 2,200 year old history is an experience that will stay with me forever.

Besides the terracotta warriors, we also visited the musical fountains, the Wild Goose Pagoda Tower, Xian’s museum and the Muslim Quarter.

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