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elsa hoffmann

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Tour preparation
« on: February 16, 2017, 16:07:48 »
Putting together any tour is very hard work - and I never realized how much before I started my own Touring business. Having visitors and taking them around is so different from planning a full tour for a client.

It has it perks though. I tour a LOT. Before every tour I take clients on, I do the tour route and itinerary at least twice. I will also engage a local tourist guide who is familiar with that specific part of the tour. So today I did a Sunbird tour with a guide specializing only in one of the Botanical Gardens. Client from Sweden ONLY wants to photograph sunbirds

But I got me an owl instead (since I have photographed the sunbirds to death already)

My very first Spotted Eagle Owl in nature
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Re: Tour preparation
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2017, 16:23:09 »
A very nice one indeed! ;)
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Re: Tour preparation
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2017, 16:28:39 »
Thank you kindly Erik
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Re: Tour preparation
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2017, 17:08:09 »
Elsa, you do know that Erik and I are planning on visiting you for Christmas and engage in one of your tours :)
All we need is a hot air balloon flight and ...
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elsa hoffmann

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Re: Tour preparation
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2017, 17:10:20 »
Elsa, you do know that Erik and I are planning on visiting you for Christmas and engage in one of your tours :)
All we need is a hot air balloon flight and ...

Can't wait !!  ;D ;D

But you DO know Hot Air balloon flight will take about a century to get here..
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Re: Tour preparation
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2017, 17:14:07 »
Can't wait !!  ;D ;D

But you DO know Hot Air balloon flight will take about a century to get here..

Erik and I don't stand such smart-ass attitude from our tour guides :P
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Re: Tour preparation
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2017, 18:08:26 »
Hahahaha We better get packing then  ::);D

Seriously Cape Town-Christmas is on! CC-NG Safari  8)
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Re: Tour preparation
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2017, 18:47:58 »
The only CC I know.... is Photoshop! haha
Seriously - your beds are made and ready for you
I hope you can cook?
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Bjørn Rørslett

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Re: Tour preparation
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2017, 18:54:48 »
Might join, if I can stay away from the air balloon part :D

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Re: Tour preparation
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2017, 19:23:17 »
Sure, the balloon is optional! ;)
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Re: Tour preparation
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2017, 18:30:51 »
Great sighting Elsa!