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#1 monalisa

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 01:24 AM

Hi all,

 

I'm so glad I've found this forum. The trip reports section especially has been invaluable and really sealed the deal on my upcoming trip to the Pantanal!!

I hope everyone keeps contributing their trip reports (the more photos the merrier!), I'm enjoying reading them all! Like most people here, I love animals and getting to experience them in their natural habitats.

 

Here is one of my favourite pictures for you to enjoy. I took this in Selous in Tanzania in 2015 :)

 

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 05:33 AM

@monalisa welcome to Safaritalk. 

 

Whereabouts are you going in the Pantanal, I'm sure it will be a wonderful trip - so many different wildlife species over there that contrast with the African safari critters. 


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Posted 19 February 2017 - 10:16 AM

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 05:38 PM

Welcome, enjoyed you photos in the photography section today, especially the turtles. The Pantanal is a fantastic place with many fans here, you will love it for sure. When and where?


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Posted 20 February 2017 - 02:40 AM

G'day & welcome...


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Posted 20 February 2017 - 07:29 PM

@monalisa

Welcome to Safaritalk

I am sure you will have a great time in the Pantanal - it is a wonderful place!


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Posted 21 February 2017 - 06:27 AM

Welcome

 

I live in Leichhardt


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Posted 21 February 2017 - 09:14 PM

G'day from Artarmon.  Welcome (he says, after being away for ages!)


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Posted 21 February 2017 - 10:24 PM

Welcome (he says, after being away for ages!)

 

@tonypark I hope it's because you've been busy writing some new novels which will be given as gifts to Safaritalk members...

 

;)

 

Good to see you round these parts again. And, @monalisa welcome to Safaritalk. I've been enjoying your contributions.

 

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 02:36 AM

@Tdgraves @Geoff @Game Warden Thank you for the welcome! I've been a little bit of a lurker so about time I introduced myself and posted a few piccies!

 

@Treepol @michael-ibk Call me bananas but in May/June I am actually going to do the Pantanal followed by Botswana and Zambia. Nervous about how many flights are in involved but so excited too.  In the Pantanal we are doing both the North and South. We actually chose to stay at Barranco Alto based on the comments in this forum.

 

Oh @TonyQ!! Your Pantanal trip report was actually the one that brought me to Safari Talk, AND what got me to pull the trigger on the whole trip. I hope I'm as lucky and get to see a cute little armadillo too. Your photos are amazing.

 

@COSMIC RHINO@tonypark Hello Sydneysiders!! What a small world this is. I'm not too far away in Gordon. I could've sat next to you on the trains without even knowing it!  :ph34r:


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 03:31 AM

I am in a bus area, perhaps you have been a stranger in the city walking by


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 05:46 AM

Welcome @monalisa   That  does sounds like a slightly mad (in the best way) plan. I cannot even imagine how many flights are involved. Lost count at about  9 long haul ones.

 

Well, you've reawakened @tonypark which has in turn stirred Rip van GameWarden ..... a @twaffle would be appearing on the horizon too I am convinced, but I think she might be making a new trip report traveling. An auspicious fiirst thread.. :)


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 05:54 AM

@pault you called?   :rolleyes:

 

Welcome @monalisa, I'm in Adelaide which is no where near Sydney although I enjoy visiting.  Mind you, last time I was there I was towing a horse float which is a mindlessly stupid thing to do given the traffic.

 

Your trip sounds fantastic.


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 06:23 AM

Towing a horse float around Sydney with your history of back issues is a pretty foolish thingt to do regardless of traffic @twaffle  They make them tough in South Australia.

 

So prompt to respoind.  :mellow: 


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 11:45 AM

@pault I did have some help with the towing!

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 03:35 AM

@pault We are taking 16 flights in total :blink:  So it certainly feels like madness. Especially considering that I'm afraid of flying!

I imagine most people on this forum would be used to small chartered planes. Are you? Wondering if it's something you just get used to..

 

@twaffle I visited Rad-elaide and Kangaroo Island last year. It's fantastic there!!

 

 

3 weeks to go now  :)  :)  :)



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Posted 22 April 2017 - 05:53 AM

@monalisa. I am used to them and even like them sometimes. i hate airports though and that whole experience so boarding a plane in a field or something is a relief for me.

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Posted 30 April 2017 - 09:25 PM

Hello @monalisa and welcome to the forum.  Your lion is sporting that enigmatic, Mona Lisa type smile, but the pose is far less dignified.  Great choice of shots!  Have fun in the Pantanal.


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Posted 09 May 2017 - 11:53 AM

Thank you @Atravelynn. I am super excited. I leave on Friday! I also hope to see another Mona Lisa lion in Botswana or Zambia :). Some folks I'd met that came back from Botswana said they never saw even one! 


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