||TANYA ENBERG, Chic Savvy Travels
Oh, South Africa. I’ve fallen hard for this place where the landscape changes quickly, as though I am traveling through entirely new countries along every stretch of road. Coastal life turns into small arid villages just a short drive away, and bustling buzzing city life makes way for hushed and super chilled rural finds.
I have been almost entirely offline for the past few weeks. Other than a couple of email stints at cafes, I’ve virtually been the unvirtual gal on a great adventure with a comfy-ish and fairly well-supplied backpack.
This great disconnect was not planned, but quite welcomed upon reflection. Right now I am at a hostel with free Wi-Fi, where I’m staying just down the road from Addo Elephant Park. These grand wrinkled animals with flapping oversized ears and animated trunks, well, I could truly spend days watching them. But more on the awe-inspiring animals of South Africa another time. There are many stories from the road to share in good time. For now, I am just proud to be posting here, happy to connect with the wonderful travelers who visit our humble little site.
The Internet moves slowly, and like the elephants grazing, you get what you need eventually. For now, what I need is to say that if you do get a chance to explore this endlessly intriguing landscape, the people, animals, food and its chilled, relaxed vibe … do so.
Thankfully my cell doesn’t work here. No texting or ringing, no worrying about dropped calls as there are no calls to make. Other than an update here or there to friends back home, I am in the middle of nowhere in my heart and mind, unfazed by those small worrisome mountains of have-to’s back home. It is nice, this disconnect. I could, I think, stand to ditch the bells and whistles of constant technology on a more permanent basis, so long as I could still write, and instead of traffic, hear waves, birds and light breezes.
So, I will sign off now as to not kill my post-modern, escapist buzz. It is nice. More than nice. It is paradise.
Date Added: April 1, 2011 | Comments (0)
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