PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
Anisha
 
Comments: 6
Article views: 982
 
 
Latest Badges:


 
View all Anisha's badges.
 

My first travelling experience

02 July 2012, 14:55

Yes, my passport finally has added to that of South African borders, a stamp from Botswana and Namibia. Never in my wildest dreams did l imagine ever being to any of these countries. You see thinking about it to me was a luxury l could never afford, because it would never happen; South Africa was easier because my country is going through political turmoil. Still it is an excuse for me, had Zimbabwe been economically stable, it would never have crossed my mind that I would come to South Africa just to visit.

It is a luxury for a medium, affording families to dream or think about travelling outside of their respective countries. This is a disease that l have realised most South Africans have with their own country. My word, this country is rich with various attractions that international people long to see and save up to come and see. We, in South Africa couldn’t care less. Most people l have met, especially in smaller cities never dream of seeing, and let alone the beautiful beaches in Cape Town or Durban, the Drakensberg mountains, the hot springs in Limpopo. Who do we blame? Do we blame the government, the era (Apartheid) before because it is human nature to find blame in someone else but ourselves.

 I am guilty of that too. I have seen Johannesburg, Kimberley, Limpopo and of cause Cape Town which is magical. It is magical, magnificent and awe inspiring. There is so much to see and do in the mother city, there is the beautiful Table Mountain, which l see every time l get into town, never been to it, there is the numerous beaches that you can go to which l have gone to just two (2), l mean so much to see. The reason for my not having seen anything else; recession hit me hard and l cannot afford to see beyond working to feed my family and take my children to school. My budget has been stretched far too much to afford a few hundred rands to go on a spending spree.

What most people do not know is that some of the places are free. We are too tired to want to try out new things; we are too comfortable with the way things are because it is familiar. We need to be able to try out new places without being scared of money being over stretched. We drove from Zimbabwe through to Botswana, ill-informed we wanted to drive to Moremi Game Park with a sedan which was impossible. In Namibia we drive close to 200kms on a gravel road just to get to Arnhem Cave which we didn’t know existed until we saw a sign on the road that sad caves. Just the thought of being crazy, going beyond the expected, defying the normal and daring to be different led us to drive all the way from Zimbabwe to Botswana through Namibia to Cape Town. Oh such bliss, the beauty of nature along the way, just astounding. I never believed that l would see a road sign with an elephant crossing, shocking and hilarious.

I would urge you to try it, not go to Namibia but here in South Africa. Drive to somewhere you never been for a weekend, experience the beauty that nature has to offer. Trust me you will enjoy every moment of it and you will be taking a step in the right direction. 

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
6 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Lew Skannen
Identity Theft

The Truth About Identity Theft in South Africa Read more...

1 comments 188 views
Submitted by
Magnus de Witt
DSTV rip-off

Multichoice thinks its viewers are so stupid, they have to watch the same programme, movie or game over and over before they can understand it. Read more...

22 comments 1037 views
Submitted by
EricdeCarlos
I am a worshipper

Are you a worshipper? Do you worship because you have a need? Or is it simply because you’ve been brainwashed into doing so? Read more...

45 comments 624 views
Submitted by
Khumalo Saneliso
Wits Gives me the Edge but recolo...

Wits has made a lot of progress on paper on the issue of recognising African indigenous languages. However what is on paper seems hard to be translated to practice. Read more...

11 comments 246 views
Submitted by
Craig Pedersen738
Why I won't buy at big retail

With all the rupus around the Edcon group (if you don't follow the financial supplements, Edgars isn't doing too well financially) I thought I should toss my ten cents in.  Read more...

8 comments 333 views
Submitted by
Ann Muigai
The Energy Suck Model

Today, I wish to share something that has brought so much radiance and power into my life, kept me going during tough and stressful times; The Self Energy Suck. Read more...

1 comments 208 views
 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

TV Get us in your home, on your television.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2015 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.