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Netherlands

May 22 – 25, 2015 We have lots of plans when we leave Germany and they all change when we get out the map. We’re close to the Netherlands so Brian suggests we go there in search of tulips. When Dave sees how close Amsterdam is, the decision is made – we’ll head there.     And it’s a great decision. Amsterdam is the most amazing, vibrant city.                                             …

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The rest of Africa

        We left St Lucia with sad hearts – we knew it would be the last of our ‘real’ Africa experiences with the incredible animals of this continent.                   We headed west to the land of the Zulus – first stop Eshowe where we planned to visit Shaka Land. Built as a set for the Shaka Zulu television series, we hoped to experience some of the Zulu culture here.               We met the …

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St Lucia – more animals and a fair bit of rain

    We leave Kruger in brilliant sunshine and visit the Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre where they care for injured and orphaned animals including vultures and birds of prey.               Brian tempted one of these hideous birds onto his arm well protected by a leather glove.               They also have lions that can no longer be released into the wild, a leopard, orphaned rhinos and cheetahs. One of the cheetahs enjoys a pat and purrs with pleasure. She was …