Email exchanges between two brothers having a rather different experience of the South African bush...
"I know that a choice is presenting itself. I can play the squeamish Westerner, protect the delicate flora of my intestinal tract and offend a bunch of festive animists. Or I can be another person, a different Susan – a fearless explorer embracing with open hands and open heart a strange new world."
I’ve always found that a good old Lonely Planet guide really fills out the gaps that a lot of online platforms have, especially when it comes to looking for outdoor activities and very specific areas.
“I always have a problem liking things that I'm told I should like. This has been the problem with most of the Wonders I have seen so far. The fact that this one is called the 'Great' Wall of China annoys me. I'll decide if it's great or not. It might end up being the 'All Right Wall of China' to me.”