Še nekaj dni potem pa … Afrika

_X3A2752

Še nekaj dni, potem pa se začne zares. Odhod na letališče in polet na drugo stran našega planeta. Cilj naše letošnje poti sta Namibija in Botswana, deželi opevani s strani fotografov in ljubiteljev neokrnjene narave. Nekateri jim pravijo afriški deželi za začetnike, drugi kot najboljši afriški destinaciji za potovanje z otroki. Glede na najino večkratno potepanje po odročnih predelih črne celine, naju težko štejem med afriška začetnika. Definitivno pa bo potovanje nekaj posebnega zaradi udeležbe našega najmlajšega raziskovalca.

A same priprave na to pot so se začele že pred meseci. Najprej ideja, potem zbiranje vseh možnih informacij, ure in ure sedenja pred računalnikom, iskanje najboljših poti na zemljevidu, prebiranje forumov, pogovori z kolegi, ki so tam že bili…

Moje mnenje je, da so priprave pri tovrstnih potovanjih ključne. Še toliko bolj, ko potuješ z najmlajšim članom družine. Vedno nama je bilo zelo pomembno, da spoznava državo, kamor potujeva. Da spoznava ljudi, njihove običaje, njihov način življenja. S tem se mi zdi tudi izkažeš neko spoštovanje do ljudi, ki te bodo sprejeli medse, te povabili v svojo dnevno sobo in dostikrat postregli praktično z vsem, kar imajo.

V naslednjem malo več kot mesecu dni bo tako naš dom (spalnica, kuhinja in dnevna soba) terensko vozilo Toyota 4×4, s šotori na strehi in s hladilnikom in plinskim gorilnikom v prtljažniku. Nakupovali bomo v trgovski verigi Spar in spali pod milijoni zvezd afriškega neba. Otroške igrače, igrala in vso moderno navlako bomo zamenjali z enim izmed največjih peskovnikov na svetu, igranje nogometa bomo iz domačega vrta in igrišča prestavili v vasice Himb in Bušmanov. Skozi vetrobransko steklo bomo opazovali žive epizode “Animal planeta” in če bo sreča, opazovali tudi početje »africa’s big five«.

Just couple of more days and then we are flying to the other side of the world. This year’s plan is to visit Namibia and Botswana, countries that are high on the wish list of photographers and lovers of unspoiled nature. Some call them African Land for beginners and the other as the best African destination for traveling with children. Because of all our journeys across Africa we don’t count us as beginners. But this journey will be definitely something special – because of our youngest explorer.
We started preparation for this trip couple of months ago. First there was just the idea. Then it was time to collect all possible information and we spent hours and hours in front of computer, looking for best routes. We read all possible forums, we discussed with colleagues who were already there…
My opinion is that good preparation is a key for good journey. Expecially if you are traveling with kids. It was always very important to us, to find as many info about the country as possible. To find out info about the people, their culture, tradition, how they live. Its all about the respect to the people, who will invite you to their house and give you everything that they have.

In the next month our home (bedroom, kitchen and living room) will be Toyota 4×4 off-road vehicle, with tents on the roof and a refrigerator and gas burner in the trunk. We will buy our grocery in Spar and we will sleep under millions of stars of the African sky. We will replace children’s toys, playgrounds and all other modern junk with the largest sandpit in the world. We will replace playing footbal on football pitch with playing it in Himba and San villages. We will watch live episodes of “Animal Planet” through the car windshield and if lucky, watched live action of the “Africa’s Big Five.”

Related posts:

  • 16. March, 2015 - 22:54

    Andreja - PERFECT!!! Komaj čakam slike in vtise, do takrat pa srečno na poti in ogromno novih doživetij. V življenju samo to šteje…. Vse dobro, AndrejaReplyCancel

  • 20. March, 2015 - 13:28

    Špela - Waaaw! Privoščim vam in komaj čakam, da z nami potem deliš te vaše čudovito potovanje in kakšne zanimive dogodke 🙂 Držim pesti, da bo vse potekalo tako kot mora!ReplyCancel

  • 26. March, 2015 - 17:18

    Teta - Velikokrat se spomnim na vas, kaj zdaj počnete…Srečno!ReplyCancel

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

*

*