Monthly Archives: May 2011

In Photos: Botswana

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Botswana | Part 6 – Getting Out

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It was the morning like Christmas (or in our case, being Jewish, Hannukah) when you just wake up and expect something great from the day to come (or in our case, being Jewish, a pair of socks). After spending three … Continue reading

Botswana | Part 5 – The Police

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Vitalik and I awoke rather late as we could afford to do so. Yesterday, Borya left on horseback for help and in the evening we got a text message from him – he has reached a village and will bring … Continue reading

Botswana | Part 4 – Making a Plan

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Sitting around the fire, sharing the package of crackers I took with me for dinner, I finally found out a bit more about where we were. The gentleman who introduced himself when we arrived was called Maynard. His uncle owned … Continue reading

Botswana | Part 3 – Into the Bush

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Over the course of 6 hours that the bushmen were trying to help us, their horses wandered off and disappeared in the island bush a few kilometers away. Their owners were following their tracks in order to find them and … Continue reading

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