South Africa Bound!

by Mridula on May 8, 2013

in South Africa,Travel

Finally all the chips have fallen in place and now I am South Africa bound. Tomorrow I take the flight from Mumbai to Johannesburg and then to Durban. OK before that a flight from Delhi to Mumbai as well! Durban is the first stop on this trip. I am part of a media delegation attending INDABA 2013 from India. After that we go on a tour of the Panorama Route and  Manyeleti Game Reserve which I am told borders Kruger National Park.

As usual I got the visa just yesterday when my flight is scheduled for tomorrow. It certainly gave me some jittery moments. I am not at all good at waiting for visas. I actually applied for the visa between the Sri Lanka and the Shillong trip. It was very kind of the organizers to pick up the forms and and apply for it on my behalf.

And yesterday at 8.30 pm I got to know that I got my visa. As I did not apply it on my own, I was unaware of the tracking number. Otherwise I refresh the site so many times, it is a wonder they don’t crash!

To say that I am excited is an understatement. I am really truly excited as this is my first trip to that part of the world!

I have to say this has to be a post without pictures as I have none yet. As I would be catching a lot of flights I might miss posting on a few days. But once I am in Durban I think I will get back to blogging.

When I started blogging in 2005 never even in my wildest dreams I imagined it will fetch me such trips! Someone up there is having a kind eye on me! Really happy and thankful for the travel opportunities that have been coming my way.

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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Malini May 11, 2013 at 8:18 am

Wow! Congrats Mridula and wish you many more to come!


anjan roy May 10, 2013 at 7:29 pm

Would love to see images of South African SAWARI…!!!


sangeeta May 10, 2013 at 11:05 am

Way to go!! Enjoy your trip and bring back amazing stories, Mridula!


Shrinidhi Hande May 9, 2013 at 9:10 pm

Enjoy your trip


leena patel May 9, 2013 at 4:31 pm

Enjoy your trip.waiting to read your south african tales.


Tarun Goel May 9, 2013 at 1:50 pm

Bravo! Have Fun. Bring some gold from the Gold Mines :D


Suresh Rao May 9, 2013 at 7:49 am

All the best for your trip. God speed and have a great time there.


Sonia Anoop May 9, 2013 at 12:20 am

Bon Voyage my lady and please take loads of pictures. Looking forward to more of South Africa.


Rat May 8, 2013 at 7:45 pm

happy journey :-)


vishalrathod76 May 8, 2013 at 7:11 pm

Have a happy journey Mridula to SA. Waiting for posts from there .

Travel India


My Say May 8, 2013 at 6:42 pm

mridula I will cry now !! :)
so much of traveling and so many places .. take me along with plz !! hehehe
Hei wish you all the very best for SA a heaven for trips , travels,adventure and photography !!
waiting for some nice clicks from SA .. Happy Journey(s) ! :)


Meghana May 8, 2013 at 4:43 pm

wow congrats, you really deserve to fetch such trips…Bon Voyage.


Debopam Banerjee May 8, 2013 at 1:58 pm

Congratulations……… Wish you a nice and eventful trip………………


Tushar May 8, 2013 at 12:01 pm

WoW. Great. Have a nice journey.
How much the ticket cost from Mumbai to Johannesburg and then to Durban ?


Jay May 8, 2013 at 11:27 am

Wo! Happy Journey. And you don’t travel alone… take your blog readers along.


Meena Menon May 8, 2013 at 11:11 am

U deserve this n more :) . Haveee loads of fun!


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