Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did.
So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. --- Mark Twain

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Cape Town, Waterfront

.Nobel Square - opened in 2005. And four Nobel Peace Prize winners, from left: Albeon Luthuli (1960), Desmond Tutu (1984), FW de Klerk (1993) and Nelson Mandela (1993).

But this red statue on the background a few hundred meters away is made of Coca-Cola boxes.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Pretoria Zoo

To visit a Zoo in Africa?? Who is the one that is going to visit a zoo in Africa?? Isn´t it so that the etiquette foresees to visit animals in Africa in the wild? Only - the Pretoria Zoo is really worth a visit, and according to one of the world rankings, is among the 10 best zoos

And some very rare animals are hard to meet even in the wild in Africa. Like this one.


Okapi, or forest giraffe. Lives in Ituri Forest, DRC. Was such a modest creature and in the meantime it seemed that there will be no way to get him in the picture, but then the local staff came for assistance and with fresh green leaves coaxed the animal to come and pose in front of the camera.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Mossel Bay

Having visited the Cango Caves the next stop was in Mossel Bay. To visit the museum that exhibits the full-size copy of the ship in which Bartolomeu Dias in 1488 made a journey from Europe here, to the top of Africa. Namely - to celebrate the 500 th anniversary of the journey - a copy of the ship was built in Portugal, and this ship started its journey from Portugal on November 8, 1887 and arrived at Mossel Bay on February 3, 1988.

The ship found its place at the Maritime Museum in Mossel Bay, where everyone can visit it.

Its length is 22.5 meters and a width of 6.62 m. The team consisted of 17 men (formerly there were 33 team members on Dias)