Sunday, December 31, 2006

The new year

We made it safely back to Cape Town. We traveled approximately 3000 km in the week that we were away. I have seen parts of the beautiful country that I have never seen before. Unfortunately the weather was playing along most of the time to get pictures. As you can see on the picture here the clouds were rolling in for more rain. We stopped over in Graaff-Reinet on our way to Oudshoorn and I took a pic of the church in the middle of town.

We are preparing now for the new years eve party at a friends house tonight. I hope that everyone will have a great party tonight.

I hope to go out and get some more pictures soon to update here. Also have my 30th birthday coming up this week. Hope to remember some of it... ;)

Friday, December 29, 2006

The journey home.

It is 06:45 and we just had breakfast at Kroonstad. Going to Graaff-rienet now.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Big storm

We just had a huge thunder storm here in Pretoria. It rained 60 mm in
less than hour. There was some really close strikes. Tried to get some
videos and pictures. Will have look at them as soon as i can get to a

Sunday, December 24, 2006

In Pretoria

We just arrived in Pretoria. It is 30C outside and we are enjoying a beer.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

In Jo-burg

We arrived in Johannesburg at 5 this morning. On our way to have breakfast.

10 hours of driving done.

We just arrived in Bloemfontein. It is 00:00. There are some people
that drive like absolute idiots. I now understand why we have one of
the highest death tolls on our roads.We drove through a huge lightning
storm. It was amazing the lights al around us as we drove. The first
1000 km is done, another 700 to go. At least there is not as many
trucks on the road as usual and most of the traffic is on their way in
the opposite direction.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Testing the remote update

I have enabled the remote submit facility on my blog to update it why we are traveling.

Holiday and printed pictures.

I went to Cape Town International airport this morning to see my girlfriend off. She is going to Germany, to her parents for Christmas. It is going to be strange to not see her during Christmas. My parents and i are driving up to Johannesburg to go and visit my sister and the rest of the family.

I had the one panoramic pictures, posted previously, printed on A1 yesterday. i First mad a gloss print at Agfa in Canal walk and then tried to find a place where i could have the picture framed. After searching the entire Canal Walk and being told that no one can help me this year, I went to Duo Frames in Monte Vista. They are small but they know what they are doing. The woman i was dealing with was friendly and gave a lot of advice for future prints. E.g. If I print pictures that i want to frame, I should rather use a canvas print, because when a gloss picture is covered with a glass panel and the picture and the glass touch, you get "wet spots".

So last night when we went back to Canal Walk I had the same picture printed on canvas. Can't wait to see it framed.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Emile and Salome's tour through Europe.

I am following Emile's Blog where he is currently updating his blog with their travel stories as they tour through Europe. It makes for an interesting read. I hope you check in and read some of his humorous comments ;)

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

What do you want for Christmas?

Well, I am going to see that family this Christmas, but this guy wants a xbox 360...
Hope you get what you need and you give what other want.