Una goes back to her roots (Part 2: South Africa) *** Una se vraca korenima (Deo 2: Juzna Afrika)

As usual, I am late with this post, but I promise to hurry up with the Christmass post :), well, with Christmass 2.1. as we have Christmass 2.2 coming up!

South Africa was great, for all of us. Una was a real trooper, handled the flights really well, didn’t complain about sleeping in different beds, prams, car… She got spoilt loads by Mark’s family, especially ouma and oupa. She got to meet Granny (her great-grandma) and play with the other two babies, Tristin and Nikola. She enjoyed running around barefoot for three weeks (something she rarely experiences in NL) and gave me a look of disgust when I tried putting a pair of socks on before the flight back. Mark and I left Una with his mum (this was the first time since she was born that we left her with someone else over night) and went to Swaziland for a couple of days. The two of us greatly enjoyed some time alone and Una had so much fun with ouma and apparently was so good to her, no whining, no fussing – not Una.
We also went to a lion park where she got to play with the lion cubs, saw a few lion packs (including a few white lions) and witness a kudu fight. Our friend Christelle took us all for a weekend away to Buffelspoort, a resort north of Johannesburg, where a group of very unusual guests joined us for breakfast – a troop of monkeys came so close to our rondavel that you could practically touch them. So Una got to see real, wild monkeys too. Lucky little brat, I only saw all this when I was a good couple of decades older (no, zoos do not count).
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The main reason for going to SA was Louise&Deon’s wedding. It was held on the Vaal river, with a beautiful outdoor ceremony followed by a nice reception with yummy food. Louise did an amazing job of making almost all of the decorations and wedding planning in general herself.
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Saying goodbye was difficult, but it always is…
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As always, a few photos to back up my story…
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Kao i obicno, kasnim sa opisom naseg putovanja u Juznu Afriku. Obecavam da cu da pozurim sa Bozicem 2.1 i 2.2 :).
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Sve u svemu, super smo se proveli u Juznoj Africi, svo troje. Una je upoznala ostatak Markove porodice i prijatelja, i igrala se sa malom Nikolom i bebom Tristinom (dobro sa njim se nije bas igrala ali nemojmo cepidlaciti :)). Upoznala je i Markovu baku, njenu prabaku, koja ima 84 godine i koja je bila presrecna da je docekala da upozna Unu. Una je uzivala u trckaranju bosonoga i tako me zbunjeno pogledala kad sam prisla da joj obujem carape pred let nazad. Mark i ja smo je ostavili na 2 noci sa Markovom mamom i otisli u Swaziland. I svima nam je bilo sjajno, Marku i meni je definitivno prijalo da budemo malo sami posle toliko vremena, narocito kad smo se culi sa Markovom mamom i ona nam rekla da je Una super i da je sve OK. Unu su ouma i oupa naravno potpuno razmazili iako su nam rekli da je bila sjajna ta dva dana, da ih je slusala, nije se bunila itd.
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Za te tri nedelje, Una je sa godinu i po iskusila ono sto sam ja tek sa 25 – mazila lavice, prisustvovala borbi antilopa, doruckovala u prisustvu majmuna (Christelle nas je odvela za vikend u Buffelsport, odmaraliste oko 100km od Johannesburga i jedno jutro smo doruckovali na stolu napolju i ugledali copor majmuna kako trckaraju oko bungalova).
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Svadba Louise&Deon je bila na reci Vaal, 60km juzno od Johannesburga. Ceremonija je bila napolju u preslatkoj kapeli a proslava je bila u restoranu pored toga. Klopa je bila super i sve u svemu fino smo se proveli. Louise je napravila manje-vise sve dekoracije sama i super je ispalo.
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I naravno, nekoliko fotografija…

Four generations – Granny, Ouma, Daddy and Una
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Cetiri generacije: prabaka, baka, daddy i Una
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Touching a lion for the first time
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Una dodiruje lava prvi put
A meerkat, even cuter than on Discovery
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Surikat (pripada porodici mungosa), sladji nego na Discovery kanalu
A royal gemsbok
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Kraljevski gemsbok, vrsta antilope, pojma nemam kako je preveden na srpski
Buffelsport – in the pool with Daddy
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Buffelsport kompleks – u bazenu sa daddy
Mama Monkey and Baby Monkey
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Copor majmuna je dosao skroz do nasih bungalova
In front of our rondavel with Christelle
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Ispred nase kucice sa Christelle
The best friends with their offspring – Martin&Nikola, Mark&Una
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Najbolji drugovi sa svojim cerkama – Martin&Nikola, Mark&Una
Torturing Daddy
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Cemu sluze roditelji…
Driving on the wrong side of the road
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Voznja na pogresnoj strani puta
Probably the closest Una will ever get to playing rugby
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Ragbi – jedan od sportova kojima se Una sigurno nece baviti

The siblings with their offspring – Linda&Tristin, Mark&Una
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Brat i sestra sa sledecom generacijom – Linda&Tristin, Mark&Una

Tristin was so tiny, I was scared to hold him. Mark, on the other hand, handled the two like a pro – maybe he is ready for number two, ha!/
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Tristin je bio toliko malecak da me bilo strah da ga drzim. Mark je, kao sto vidite, bez problema drzao oboje istovremeno – mozda je spreman za broj dva? Ha!


Louise&Deon’s beautiful wedding chappel/Kapela u kojoj su se vencali Louise&Deon

Dancing the night away with ouma and oupa/Ples sa ouma i oupa
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