South African Countryside

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Homestead Dotted Hillside Homestead Dotted Hillside – Near Eshowe, South Africa, AUG 2016

We spent a lot of time in a car travelling through South Africa.  I was fascinated by the sights and sounds of daily life as we traveled.   We moved through farmland and towns, both large and small.  The main roads were very good. Parts reminded me of western Pennsylvania where I grew up, parts reminded me of the foothills of the Sierra Nevada while others reminded me of the deserts just east of the Sierra Nevada.  The Garden Route along the Indian Ocean was reminiscent of Big Sur.  It was a very interesting experience.

We spent much our time in the province of KwaZulu-Natal.  It is a governmental jurisdiction made from 2 former provinces: KwaZulu or Zulu homeland and Natal, an area inhabited mostly, by descendants of European settlers and Indian immigrants brought to South Africa generations ago as indentured…

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