The Opposite Of Glamping – Africa Overland 1980
Adventures in Wonderland
by Alison and Don
2d ago
This is the fourth instalment of a four-month trans-Africa trip from Johannesburg to London that I did with Exodus Expeditions in 1980, travelling by ex-army truck and camping. We were not sightseeing, though we did see some incredible sights. Our goal was simply to traverse Africa by whatever route was open. You can read the ..read more
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Wildlife And Tribal Life In Kenya – Africa overland 1980
Adventures in Wonderland
by Alison and Don
1w ago
This is the third instalment of a four-month trans-Africa trip from Johannesburg to London that I did with Exodus Expeditions in 1980, travelling by truck and camping. We were not sightseeing, though we did see some incredible sights. Our goal was simply to get through Africa by whatever route was open. You can read the ..read more
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Tanzania Mania – Africa overland 1980
Adventures in Wonderland
by Alison and Don
2w ago
This is the second instalment of a four-month trans-Africa trip from Johannesburg to London that I did with Exodus Expeditions in 1980, camping and living in a truck. We were not sightseeing, though we did see some incredible sights. Our goal was simply to get through Africa by whatever route was open. You can read ..read more
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The Drums Of Africa – Johannesburg to London 1980
Adventures in Wonderland
by Alison and Don
1M ago
Soper Lodge, Johannesburg, 6 August 1980 Washing underpants and socks in the washbasin of a cheap hotel room. Back on the road again. Everything is run-down and dirty, including me. Desperately tired, jet lag strikes with deadly accuracy; eyes sore, head hazy. Threadbare blankets, no towel, no plug for the wash basin, cobwebs, and the ..read more
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A Portrait of Greece
Adventures in Wonderland
by Alison and Don
1M ago
It’s been almost two years since we were in Greece, and all the while these photos have been languishing in an abandoned file waiting to become the chosen ones. At last their time has arrived. Any regular followers of the blog know I like to photograph the people of the places we visit. What catches ..read more
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Bhundoo Dreaming – cruising the Clyde River
Adventures in Wonderland
by Alison and Don
1M ago
10 February 2023 It rises in the Budawang Mountains 220 kilometres (137 miles) south of Sydney and 50 kilometres (30 miles) inland from the coast. The Aborigines call it Bhundoo, meaning Big Water, though most Australians know it as the Clyde, and up there in the Budawangs at first it’s no more than a trickle ..read more
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Visual Storytelling – street photography in Canberra
Adventures in Wonderland
by Alison and Don
2M ago
All of these photos – chance encounters and random incidents – were taken in Canberra, but this is not a post about Canberra so much as it is about people; most of them could be anywhere western really. They are photos that didn’t fit neatly into any previous post, and I didn’t want them forever ..read more
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Surf’s Up! Aussie surf culture: a metaphor for life.
Adventures in Wonderland
by Alison and Don
2M ago
Not a single one of them seems to be afraid. They approach the water as if it’s holy. Surely it is holy, a sacred space that calls to them over and over. And they answer the call with jubilation, excitement, and necessity. Surf’s up! The word spreads as if by an insistent echoing drumbeat; what ..read more
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Nippers At The Beach – surf lifesaving in Australia
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by Alison and Don
3M ago
February 2023 — As I look down the beach I can hardly believe what I’m seeing! It looks like it could be a surf lifesaving carnival and I’ve never been to one. Or some kind of carnival anyway, and with my usual curiosity I want to see what’s going on.I immediately head towards it, even ..read more
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The Gods Of Frolic – dogs at the beach, a photo essay.
Adventures in Wonderland
by Alison and Don
3M ago
About a year ago we were in Australia and had rented a house at the beach at Malua Bay for two weeks. For four days my niece and her dog joined us, so we were on the hunt for beaches where dogs could be off-leash.There’s this sweet dogon Malua Beachthat tries to eat our sandals,and ..read more
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