- 9 years ago
- Wedding: August 2010
Hello bees! Thanks to some help from @bakerella, I’ve finally been able to resize my honeymoon pics in order to share them with you all. Our honeymoon was truly one of the most amazing experiences of my life, and I hope that the pictures manage to convey even a small bit of that.
Our first stop was South Africa. We landed in Johannesburg after a 16 hour flight and had to hop on this plane:
This was probably the worst ride of our trip (and we took about 11 flights by the time we got back home). But it was worth it because we were greeted by the beautiful and rugged South African landscape.
We went on two game drives a day (the first one left at 6am–5:30 wakeup call!). We drove around in open top jeeps and got insanely close to the animals. Here’s some proof 🙂
The animals really did not care at all about our presence–as long as we stayed in the vehicle and didn’t get between them and their baby animals. When we got too close to a herd of elephants, they started rounding up the babies:
But as you can see, most of the animals continued to do what they were doing–and for lions, that means sleeping:
However, we were lucky enough to see some lionesses and their cubs enjoying a recent kill (we could literally hear the bones cracking and smell the meat–kind of gruesome):
I also discovered that giraffe are possibly my favorite animals. I had no idea how beautiful and graceful they are:
At the end of every afternoon game drive, we were treated to a “sundowner”–basically the South African version of happy hour, complete with champagne, wine, caviar, brie, etc:
We spent three days on safari, which doesn’t sound like a lot, but is actually plenty–we saw the Big 5 (rhino, elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo) and it’s pretty exhausting. But we were very sad to leave our safari guides and South Africa, which is such a beautiful country and has such amazing wildlife. We really really hope to return one day!
Up next, Zambia! 🙂