This is Naomi (Doda Naama’s niece) writing a guest post about my and my family’s trip to South Africa. When we went to South Africa, it was Chinese New Year in Shanghai, where I live. In Johannesburg, we were playing together and we went to a pool that had a slide. We went on safari. We saw an elephant, giraffe, crocodile, lion, rhino, kudu, zebra, hippo and baboon. We went to the playground together, and we went to the pool together. It was fun. 🙂 We played the telephone game on the airplane to Cape Town.
The pool at our hotel in Joburg was awesome!
Go on in, Googs!
My brother and I, having a blast!
We went to the bird park at a casion (naturally), that had a fun slide!
Uncle Jon showed me a lot of stuff!
Googs liked it, too!
Learning a lot!
Meerkats at the bird park!
So many cool birds!
Ready for safari!!
It’s hard to see but there are two female lions in that brush. Just a few feet away!
Here’s a better shot!
“It’s a cruck-a-diyal!” – Googs
Momma & baby!
30 min. later: “Ok, enough!”
Our resort was sooo fun!
Doda Naama is silly!
We’re so cute!
Googs at the Afrikaans restaurant we stopped at on the way to the airport. I was busy playing instead of wasting time on eating!
In Cape Town, we had a house with stairs! I loved that part. We were in a car that can fit in six people and that was so cool! In Cape Town, we went on a ferris wheel, on a train, and we went to the aquarium too. We threw money in people’s money basket that were singing. It was beautiful. We went to see penguins and we went to see the sea, and I put my feet in the sea.
Googs is ready for the flight to Cape Town!
First stop: the V & A Waterfront! (Ferris wheel time!)
Googs loved it!
And, train time!!
Yay for trains!
Doda Namps loves trains, too!
“Let’s cheese this!”
Table Mountain, seen from the waterfront!
The playground was awesome!
I gave this guy some money and he brought me up!
Cool street performers!
Yay for a bridge!
Bubble tea all day!!
Table Mountain: the top!
Dod Jon is funny!
Yay, we were tired of walking!
Googs got REALLY tired…
Googs + Jon = besties
At a central- and southern-African restaurant, taking a drum class!
I was really good at it!
Yay, Dod Jon!
Drumming and singing during dinner!
My Aba is silly!
Cool beach with fun tidal pools!
I love the beach!!
Pinguins at Boulders Beach!
The Cape Point drive was beautiful!!
This bar had a funny name!
Doda Naama’s YUMMY banana split…
This hummus got everyone sick!!
We went to wine tastings and popcorn tastings in wine country, which is close to Cape Town. So fun!
First wine tasting!
Popcorn pairing!! Yum!
We went to a cool winery that had gardens, big trees and more!
We had an awesome picnic at a winery known for its thousands of ducks!
I’m ready for wine!
Fun picnic spot!
Dod Jon is loving life!
SO MANY DUCKS!
Googs isn’t sure about it!
Another picnic at another winery!
So much food!
Oysters at another winery!
I’m so sassy!
The whole gang!
At our last winery, known for its funny goats!
This wine name is silly…
Last stop in SA: a complex that has a playground, chocolate tasting, glass blowing and… ICE CREAM!
“YAY! I LOVE SOUTH AFRICA!”
I hope you enjoyed reading my blog! (Sorry for all of the pictures – Doda Namps went a little wild…)
– By Naomi
*Editor’s note: Niece extraordinaire**
**Seriously, my brother said that she either wrote or dictated this whole thing to him. (#juniorgenius)