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14 November 2014

Travel flight saving tips. Post No #3

-Remember flights around Xmas/ holiday times are double the normal price.
 (Try plan trips before or after these busy peak periods.)

-A flight on a Mon, Tues, Wed is normally cheaper than
  a flight on a Fri, Saturday or a Sunday.
-A return ticket is normally cheaper than a one-way ticket.
 (Check out both options.)
-Buying a ticket many months in advance will be cheaper than buying it
  a few weeks before you go.
-Be careful, if you must change a ticket, it can cost money.

04 July 2014

Travel 'saving tips'. Post No.1

Travel saving tips.

Before you go:
1# If you need an 'inner sheet' for your sleeping bag?
    -Don't buy one. Just take an old cotton sheet, fold it to the size
      you need, cut and sew it up yourself.
    - The inner sheet, keeps your sleeping bag clean inside.

2# It's a good idea to have a small mosquito net.
     But hey are not cheap -Try making your own.
     Maybe you come up with a new great design.

02 March 2014

Cut your water bill, buy up to 100%. Install a rain water tank.

A great DIY project.
Save money and reduce your dependency on Government.
- No house should be with out a rain water tank.
Cut your water bill by between 50 - 100%, just by putting a rain water tank
or two, under your roof.

Place tank on a flat base. It helps having a 'good, clean' roof and Clean gutters.
(Round-type plastic gutters and round down pipes are the best.)

Your rain water will not have the added chemicals the municipality
puts in the water to get rid all feces/excrement.

FACT: Most Municipalities in the world are struggling to supply every home.

A plastic 5000 liter tank is around R3000.00.

Connect the gutter, down pipe to the tank lid and after one good rain
your tank is full.            Cut your bills and save water.

12 January 2014

The Desert Tour. Self drive Karoo and Namibia, Dec 2013

South Africa and Namibia. Dec 2013, We took a road trip through the Great Karoo to the
Kalahari and then to the Namib Desert and Fish River Canyon.
A photographers dream.

                              Above, the Namib Desert near Aus, Namibia.

                                          Ja, it's real...   a commune just south of Upington

                                         Above, Fish River Canyon, lunch time.

                                                               Karoo jacuzzi, Williston

The dirt roads in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Nat Park and in Namibia
are generally great.                   Wow!,. its hot.
Only once you've felt the 'real heat' here do you have true respect
for the region and the people who survive there.
The swimming pools in most of campsites, saved us.

Around the world in Rocky Sandals. Travel kit #10

I bought my first pair of Rocky Sandals in South Africa, 1992
They've lasted over 20 years and have walked with them in over 25 countries.

1st pair on the left, now finished.   The new pair (right)  R360.00  in 2013

They may be called 'Aqua sandals' and I used them in mud, water etc.
Great for hiking. Very light and they dry quick.