Journey of a thousand miles…. (part 2…)

Breakfast with a view…

Gliding graciously across the plains of Africa on @rovosrail , you’ll be treated to a medley of magnificent views .

Meals on @rovosrail are a grand affair. Breakfast being the least formal unlike lunch and dinner which is a four-course menu.

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Soon after the train was set in motion, my main activity was staring out the windows for hours, watching the landscape change.

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Truth be told, at the onset of our journey, I was worried about the “mandatory” digital detox, no Television or radio were available, the use of mobile phones and laptops were only allowed in your suite, no internet connectivity, however the breathtaking views transported me to a different space, a happy place, calm and relaxed.

Lunch was served…

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we rested well after lunch and spent sometime in the observation car…

Our next stop ….

KimberleyThe Big Hole in Kimberley is considered for one of the deepest cavities excavated by man with a depth of 200 m2. Next to the Big Hole is the Kimberley Mine Museum, the first ever discovery of diamond reserves in the country.Big Hole and other mines As miners arrived in their thousands the hill disappeared and subsequently became known as the Big Hole, more formally, Kimberley Mine. From mid-July 1871 to 1914, 50,000 miners dug the hole with picks and shovels, yielding 2,722 kg of diamonds.

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and it was time to refresh and get back on board the train….

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Once on board the train, it was all about chasing sunsets….
Being “attuned” to the natural beauty of sunsets can improve a person’s emotional wellbeing, and if sunsets cause you to be in awe, watching them can help you slow down time and regain control of your day.

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we all rested for a bit and got dressed up for our last dinner.

Black tie for the men and cocktail dresses for the ladies.

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it was time to retire to our suite…

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“…what thrills me about trains is not their size or their equipment but the fact that they are moving, that they embody a connection between unseen places.”
― Marianne Wiggins