I’ve Seen Through God’s Window And It Was Beautiful [W/ Photos]

An early start was what today required, and Alisa gave a gasp of excitement when she saw sun and blue skies at 0800, but she inexplicably let me continue to sleep, so we only hit the road north at 1000 after packing up and leaving Blyde River Chalets. However, there was still clouds and fog remaining, which completely obscured the area around the Pinnacle and God’s Window, so we continued on, and shortly after spectacularly broke through the fog to see the mountains and valleys laid out before us. A 20 minute drive brought us upon Bourke’s Luck, the name of so-called potholes dug out in the side of a canyon by the pools of running water. We wandered the park, clearly a commercialized area (including the R55 entrance fee), took the requisite pictures (though the ones we had others take of us turned out to be quite poor), and decided to head to the main event of Blyde River Canyon. Continue reading

New Pretoria and Bloemfontein Photos Posted

Photos from the US – Algeria game in Pretoria at Loftus Versfeld and from Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein have been posted to our MobileMe Gallery and are ready for viewing. No videos as we’ll post those when not paying for wifi and have a faster connection. The links are below:

Bafana vs France (Bloemfontein) [May not be all the way up till out next WiFi spot]

United States vs Algeria (Pretoria)

USA – Slovenia Pictures [UPDATED]

Check this site for all the pictures from today. No video, as those files are too big for the cafe we are in. Photos should be fully up in 30 minutes.

Photos have been fully loaded and are available for viewing!

Here’s the link:

Ellis Park – US – Slovenia

Update on Photos and Plans

Success! We have finally caught up on our backlog of blog posts, and we finally have a good number of pictures to share. Unfortunately, we have been unable to update our iWeb site, TheAfricanFile.com, so we will have to rely on our MobileMe gallery pages. As we are able to upload more, we will post the link in the sidebar on the right hand side.

Also, we have a twitter feed (afrikantraveler), that we will post more short updates to, and will allow us to post on the go easier than WordPress.

When our Youtube is set, we will post the link for the videos if you are unable to view them though MobileMe. All of our videos were shot in either 720p 60fps or 1080p, and thus we have had long waits and many errors uploading these files through wifi and broadband connections in South Africa, thus we will attempt to use Youtube as a solution.

We have just arrived at backpackers just south of Alexandra tomorrow, putting us in better position for attending the US – Slovenia game at Ellis Park on Friday. Then it’s out to Witbank for the Springbok game against Italy. Sunday will be spent preparing to make the trek south to Bloemfontein for the crucial South Africa – France game, and then right back north the following day to catch the US against Algeria in Pretoria.

The Links:

Alisa’s Mozambique

Alex’s Rustenburg

Let us know your success of downloading pictures and viewing videos!