africa 2013

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Cheetah Experience, Zimbabwe by rotf_ny

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Ever wanted a piece of jewellery that not only looks good, but smells good too?
This necklace is threaded with tiny cloves and it smells amazing! When worn, heat from the body would have made it even more fragrant.

This one is from Jerusalem, but we also have clove necklaces from Colombia and Africa.
Object number 2013.30

Looking at all the possible things I can do while I'm in South Africa next year is better than Christmas morning

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I’m looking at Apex Predators shark tours (they are affiliates with National Geographic, BBC, Discovery Channel, and Animal Planet) and there are so many things I could do. The Sardine Run (which I seriously doubt I will do because of the price), diving with seven gill cowsharks, cage diving with great whites, watching the great whites breach and hunt seals, cage diving with mako and blue sharks in the open ocean, diving with fur seals…

Then there’s the different safaris I can take. I’m trying to choose a good tour company so that I can visit some of the National Parks.

I can’t believe I’m going to be in Africa for about 6 weeks next year. Unbelievable. I’ve dreamed of this for years. I’ll be volunteering for the Centre for Dolphin Studies for 4-5 weeks (I work 5 days a week and get the weekends off to do whatever) helping them research common dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, Indo-pacific humpback dolphins, Bryde’s whales, and Southern right whales. I know they get sightings of orcas, too!

I wish I had someone to fangirl with over this. I also kind of wish I wasn’t going alone, but I’ll take what I can get. :P