South Africa Bound!

Finally all the chips have fallen in place and now I am South Africa bound. Tomorrow I take the flight from Mumbai to Johannesburg and then to Durban. OK before that a flight from Delhi to Mumbai as well! Durban is the first stop on this trip. I am part of a media delegation attending INDABA 2013 from India. After that we go on a tour of the Panorama Route and  Manyeleti Game Reserve which I am told borders Kruger National Park.

As usual I got the visa just yesterday when my flight is scheduled for tomorrow. It certainly gave me some jittery moments. I am not at all good at waiting for visas. I actually applied for the visa between the Sri Lanka and the Shillong trip. It was very kind of the organizers to pick up the forms and and apply for it on my behalf.

And yesterday at 8.30 pm I got to know that I got my visa. As I did not apply it on my own, I was unaware of the tracking number. Otherwise I refresh the site so many times, it is a wonder they don’t crash!

To say that I am excited is an understatement. I am really truly excited as this is my first trip to that part of the world!

I have to say this has to be a post without pictures as I have none yet. As I would be catching a lot of flights I might miss posting on a few days. But once I am in Durban I think I will get back to blogging.

When I started blogging in 2005 never even in my wildest dreams I imagined it will fetch me such trips! Someone up there is having a kind eye on me! Really happy and thankful for the travel opportunities that have been coming my way.

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16 thoughts on “South Africa Bound!”

  1. mridula I will cry now !! 🙂
    so much of traveling and so many places .. take me along with plz !! hehehe
    Hei wish you all the very best for SA a heaven for trips , travels,adventure and photography !!
    waiting for some nice clicks from SA .. Happy Journey(s) ! 🙂

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Mridula Dwivedi

I started my India travel blog, Travel Tales from India in 2005. In 2016 I realized Travel Tales from India and Abroad better reflected my writings. I love to walk and ride in metros around the world. I have not been everywhere, I am not even close, but it is on my list. I also quite my job as a professor in 2015, it was a happening year! I did a Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur ages ago!

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