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End of the earth

August 25, 2012

We are driving in the boundless landscape of Serengeti in Tanzania.

Can you follow the road, we are going to drive – after the two cars that whirls up the dust? Further out – near the end of the world! – the road can be seen to the left near the top of the small hill.

                             Please click on photo for a much better view :-)

Early in the morning – that same day –  I watched this view in the morning light.

I wonder what the ostrich (can you find it?!) is thinking looking at these balloons appearing in the sky this wonderful morning?

I had the feeling, that I just wanted to start driving and driving and driving and driving ….. to the end of the world!….. while I would watch this vast and beautiful landscape – for hours.

I wonder what it’s like to sit in silence up in a hot air balloon and glide slowly over the same landscape?
I guess that they up there have had the feeling of moving towards the end of the world!

I want to thank Isa for inspiring me to make this post. Her contribution to the Karma’s Assignment “End of the earth” led me to Karma’s blog. Maybe you also want to participate, dear reader?!

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  1. August 26, 2012 5:51 am

    This is on my bucket list….to take a hot air balloon over a game park where the animals roam free. Funny how the ostrich is so often seen on their own whereas most other animals seem to move in groups.

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  2. August 26, 2012 10:28 pm

    I admit that flying a hot-air balloon is something that also I dream of trying – over a fantastic landscape like this…

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  3. August 27, 2012 12:38 am

    All I could think of was: “What if the balloon goes down near lions?”.

    Lovely photos Truels.

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    • August 31, 2012 10:28 pm

      I have heard of accidents with these balloons – and I don’t think that hungry lions were the worst that happened…….

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  4. August 27, 2012 5:27 am

    Awesome. I love the second photo.

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    • August 31, 2012 10:30 pm

      I’m glad you do. I loved these five days of safari – one of the best travel experiences I’ve had for a long time 🙂

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  5. August 27, 2012 6:54 am

    Gorgeous photos, Truels. I can feel the hot air and the bumps on the road. This endless sky and far away horizon really illustrate beautifully the end of the earth theme. Serengeti is said to be one of the greatest National Parks in Africa. I did not visit it but went to the Akagera Park in Rwanda (border with Tanzania). Your pictures remind me of a wonderful experience. I look forward to seeing more of your journey. Thanks for mentioning my post.

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    • August 31, 2012 10:32 pm

      Thanks for your nice comments, Isa, this was my first visit to Africa – but not my last I hope!

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  6. August 27, 2012 7:36 am

    De tre ballongene over den uendelige sletten – det gir et STORT bilde! Dette må ha vært en tur av de sjeldne, på alle måter. Takk for at du deler!

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    • August 31, 2012 10:34 pm

      Det VAR en fantastisk tur – især safarien i nationalparkerne. Meget mere om den fremover her på bloggen 🙂

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  7. August 28, 2012 4:17 am

    Really super pics and your write up is perfect. Did know that many balloons went up at one time.

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  8. August 28, 2012 1:43 pm

    Magical and surreal image…

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  9. August 28, 2012 5:28 pm

    Such a landscape , a Sahara and some trees in the horizon , is a perfect Africa . Now in your beautiful shot with that special morning light and with those strange balloons up there and also your writing we have a wonderful and very special being there with you .

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    • August 31, 2012 10:41 pm

      Ooh, I can see now, that this comment is NOT from a new reader, but from one of my best friends, Farnaz! I’m glad that you liked to be there for a moment with me 😉
      – but now i am a little confused about your name: far – farnaz – or farnazan?!

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      • August 31, 2012 10:42 pm

        Btw: Dod you know, that “far” in Danish means “Dad”?!!

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  10. August 31, 2012 5:56 pm

    Thanks for participating Truels! Africa, certainly a continent of mystery – what a great subject for “ends of the earth” photography!

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  11. September 1, 2012 10:56 am

    One of the things that makes these photo hunts so wonderful is that we all get to see another part of the world! These are spectacular!

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    • September 2, 2012 9:57 pm

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Hope to see you again 🙂

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  12. September 3, 2012 11:59 am

    Herlige bilder du viser fra turen din! Dette innlegget er kjempeflott!

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  13. September 5, 2012 7:23 pm

    Wow. Beautiful images. 🙂

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