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Q: When was the last time you did something for the first time?

Hanneli Slabber, Country Manager for South African Tourism in India, posed this wonderful question, and answered it in her own beautiful words. Read and be inspired!

Ms. Hanneli Slabber Country Manager, South African Tourism in India“When was the last time you did something for the first time?  This journey will be filled with experiences.  Learning is not a spectator sport.  Sometimes you need to be Batman.  So be Batman.  If you want it to be awesome, you may have to scrape your knee.

No legendary journey has ever come from playing it safe.  Life is about having those moments where you know:  I believe in this.  I am not finished.  I can do this.Those journeys come when you least expect, in places you least expect it and in ways you least expect it.  Keep wishing.  Keep dreaming.  Just maybe…because did you know the moon is 15 years away if you were to travel to the moon on a whale.”

What’s the best time to visit the Great Wall of China?


If the 5,500 mile long Great Wall is on your list of 50 things to see before you die–and it should be–you should plan to be there in the right season.

Our advice: Avoid walking the wall in peak summer or winter, because both seasons can be harsh. Choose a weekday during  Spring or Fall, when the crowds are thin and the weather is fine.

Before visiting, chose a section of the wall that’s right for you—wild and original, popular and gorgeous, or practical and close to your hotel. Make your choice before you book your hotel, so that you can plan whether to take the bus, taxi, train or private car.

We found this excellent online resource for planning your trip. Go!

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