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Namibia 2017: Two Cats on a hot Tin Roof

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On 25/07/2017 at 7:53 AM, xelas said:

Sad eyes

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I don't find the eyes sad. Just a well fed and lazy cat like my cat at home. :) 

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43 minutes ago, JohnR said:

 

I don't find the eyes sad. Just a well fed and lazy cat like my cat at home. :) 

 

Even better, @JohnR. Well fed and lazy they are, for sure :D.

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On 26/07/2017 at 6:23 PM, janzin said:

 

@Galana are you volunteering too? ;)

 

Of course. Like xelasI have nothing pencilled in after June next year and I am a lower maintenance driver/guide than him.

I can drive all day on a bottle of wine and a kind word.:o

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2 hours ago, Galana said:

Of course. Like xelasI have nothing pencilled in after June next year and I am a lower maintenance driver/guide than him.

I can drive all day on a bottle of wine and a kind word.:o

 

You're hired! :)

 

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Magnificent report thank you @xelas, with great photos by all three of you.

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A wonderful report. Superb photos (as we expect:)) and very engaging writing. It is a beautiful place - I am sure your report will attract more visitors!

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Ditto what @Peter Connan and @TonyQsaid above. A thoroughly enjoyable read with great photos! Thanks very much for posting @xelas.

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And thank you, @Peter Connan , @TonyQ and @Davesg for reading it, and for your kind words. We are in love with Namibia, and plannings for next visit in 2019 have already started!

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Xelas,

 

Let me say that after reading through your report your trip was just plain fabulous ! But the report itself is second to none. Great storytelling skills, very entertaining and humorous at times. Of course, the pictures are class in their own. I absolutely adore the sunsets, which are rich and so well balanced and moody. The animals captured in whole variety are absolutely stunning. It must have been great to see them all live and freeze some intimate encounters on a sensor. Congratulations to you, Zvezda and Tanja.

 

Greg

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Greg, I know you are exaggerating ... but your words are music to my ears :D! But it is also a challenge to be better next time ... which is not that easy specially with ESL problem. Zvezda's photos are what really shines in this trip report. Thank you for your words ... and for me it is better to find a really great writer to help me with our next TR (I think I have one name already).

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Xelas, quot scripsi, scripsi !;) And I will stand by that.

Please only enlighten me what ESL is as I'm already slow brained.

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10 minutes ago, garito01 said:

Please only enlighten me what ESL is as I'm already slow brained.

 

@garito01 , I wouldn't know about ESL either but just today I have received a message on another travel forum from one of the members I have replied to, trying to give some travel info, and ESL was mentioned in rather dubious way. I needed to check it out; I opted for this version:

"ESL is a common abbreviation used in schools and it stands for "English as a Second Language." Schools will often use the term ESL when describing the programs that educate students who are not native English speakers and for describing the 'ESL students' themselves."

Urban Dictionary has another version:

Short for "English as Second Language", the term actually refers to *people* who use english as their second language. These people are often falsely thought of as morons, or generally a person of lower degree/intelligence. They often use their own version of English, mixing in some of their own words or their first language's grammar, especially when talking to other ESL, even more so when the other ESL's first language is the same as his own (when they are speaking English to each other for whatever weird reason, that is.) 
Generally ESLs can understand English decently, especially when an ESL version is spoken by another ESL. Their first languages needn't be the same, but it would help even more. 
Between the english-speaking community, however, it has a derogatory meaning.
 
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OK, got it. Then, I also suffer from it. :D

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@xelas Again a great trip report with amazing pictures! You really are a great ambassador for Namibia. Reading your report brings back sweet memories. 

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4 hours ago, Ladouce said:

@xelas Again a great trip report with amazing pictures! You really are a great ambassador for Namibia. Reading your report brings back sweet memories. 

 

Glad to read that, @Ladouce! I looks like we all are in love with this amazing country; our 4th trip already has an itinerary :o!

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Alex: I challenge you to conquer the Van Zyl's pass before I do. Let's see who is Da Man !!!  

Northern Namibia is crying out for us !  Hope your 4th Trip is looking north. 

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10 hours ago, Chakra said:

Alex: I challenge you to conquer the Van Zyl's pass before I do. Let's see who is Da Man !!!  

Northern Namibia is crying out for us !  Hope your 4th Trip is looking north. 

 

@Chakra

 

Chak, the challenge is accepted :o!

Nope, as of now the 4th trip is looking south; you know, to keep the things in balance :). But it might change as there is still plenty of time till 2019 :D!!

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