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DRAKENSBERG MOUNTAINS, SOUTH AFRICA ..........Although it was more work than play in South Africa, I did travel some with Coenie and his family. The longest trip was to the Drakensberg Mountains. If I understood Afrikaans correctly, "draken" meant "dragon". Well, those dragons really hid themselves well.
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My hosts -- scroll to see them in action at the braai
Part of the reason for that was due to a whole lot of smoke. There was only a week left for people to legally burn their fields while we visited. My guess was it was for farming when warmer weather came to the region. Anyway, I was told that there were magnificent mountains beyond the hills that I could see. But, for two days those dragons remained hidden. (Fortunately, I did see them on the third day.)
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Dragons in hiding, more behind the ones you see
Dragons or no dragons, I liked the way this family traveled. They went from one beautiful hotel to the next, ordering coffee, and enjoying the view. At one of the stops we had scones with jam and cream. If you are like me and never heard of this, here’s the scoop. Scones are kind of like buttermilk muffins. Jam is exactly what you think it is. In this case it was strawberry. As for the cream, well, it was whipped cream. And, the best part, if you can top the jam and cream, was that the scones were baked fresh after we placed the order.
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MARTIN a Zulu woman
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