Nyama made it into Travel Africa...

Old Dec 25th, 2007, 02:17 PM
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Nyama made it into Travel Africa...

...and I didn't know about it.

While reading about Sir Ranulph Fiennes adventures in Zim in the latest edition of Travel Africa (#41) I looked at the advertisement of African Bush Camps and - what a surprise - found a picture showing my travel bag and me in the center of the ad. I guess the owners owe me some free drinks now...
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Old Dec 25th, 2007, 05:13 PM
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I will get a copy at the JNB airport when i get there ..... what month December 2007 issue?
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Old Dec 25th, 2007, 06:36 PM
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Hari, Winter 2007/8 Edition, with a Maasai moran on the cover (but only 1 cheetah photo inside).

Btw, apparently Sir Ranulph got the same impression in Zim as I.

Quote: "There's this idea... that by coming to Zimbabwe, you're supporting the regime and putting yourself in danger, and it's simply not true. By staying away from Zimbabwe, all you're doing is making things even harder for all the people involved in tourism and conservation here, and depriving yourself of a fantastic time. I'll be back next year, assuming nothing goes wrong on Everest."
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Old Dec 25th, 2007, 06:59 PM
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Thanks, Nyama ..... will look out for the magazine in the JNB bookshop. RE the cheetah .... i hope to see one on safari rather than in the book.
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Old Dec 25th, 2007, 07:07 PM
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Free drinks, certainly, if they didn't get a model release from you, nyama Some model D)
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Old Dec 25th, 2007, 07:21 PM
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John, that's really a big nose... D)

This reminds me that Frans Lanting once made some pictures of me at the bar of Kaingo Camp. Hmm, these pictures were never published by NG - I wonder why...
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Old Dec 26th, 2007, 03:19 AM
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Nyama, I would have noticed the photo if it wasnít because I havenít had time to read even the first issue I got of Travel Africa after subscribing and this one is the third! The bag looks nice, but you yourself look a bit blurry.Why?
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Old Dec 26th, 2007, 08:13 AM
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Nyamera -- I'm always a bit 'blurry' in the early morning... but this advertisement is about safari camps, and not people. Maybe my travel bag is meant as a symbol for the 'culture' they mention in the text...

(I'll send you an unblurred version by mail.)
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Old Jan 1st, 2008, 02:27 PM
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Modeling in Africa. What a life!
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Old Jan 1st, 2008, 03:51 PM
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Lynn, didn't you know that's how we're all financing our trips? With our modeling?

Congrats to Nyama. I hope the agents start beating down your door soon!
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Old Jan 1st, 2008, 06:03 PM
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Leely -- I'm afraid the agents won't come... as Nyamera already said, I'm a bit blurry on that photo. Maybe they will be after my 'authentic' travel bag...

Btw, the photo was published without my knowledge, and I have mixed feelings about all this. At some camps they have a special clause in the indemnity form that allows the operator to publish such pictures if you sign the form. But I can't remember signing such clause at this special camp... this is definitively not good style!
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Old Jan 4th, 2008, 09:13 PM
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Well, I got a mail from the operator - and I'll get my free drinks. Operator's quote: "your bag fits perfectly, and the photo is a classic". I guess my travel bag is now the most famous bag on Fodors. Here's the original picture, www.bums-aus.de/published/NyamasBag.jpeg.
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Old Jan 6th, 2008, 07:51 AM
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Congratulations! Where can I get a bag like that?
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Old Jan 6th, 2008, 09:16 AM
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South Africa: www.melvillandmoon.com
Holland: www.melvillandmoon.org
Germany: www.melvillandmoon.biz
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That is a nice bag.

Someday I will have been on enough safaris that my ratty old duffels will fall apart and I will replace them with something photo-worthy.
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The bag is worth every penny if it gives you modelling jobs in Africa. Iíd photograph it myself if I saw one.
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I did go swimming this afternoon.
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