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    So far, the only place where I've had our trips to Africa documented (kind of) were trip reports in this forum. But they are scattered all over various sections here, so they are not easy to find. So I thought I'll try to collect them all in one place, in a form of photo blog.

    Reviving past trips through browsing our photo albums is pure fun. It's a lot of work, but it brings so many wonderful memories about places we've been and animals we've seen. For most of our recent trips I didn't make any notes "on the field", but I'm amazed of how many details I can still remember and associate with photos.

    You can visit my blog Our African Ramblings here: https://safaribug.wordpress.com/

    It's not completed yet, so far I've only finish three recent trips (Kenya 2018, Namibia 2017 and Zambia 2016). Others will follow gradually. And of course, our future trips will also be documented here, probably in more details as the past ones.

    You are very welcome to visit the blog - critiques, remarks and praise are always welcome. English is not my native language, so I apologize in advance for many grammar and spelling mistakes and awkward sentence structures.
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    Excellent idea, ortelius. A great blog, thank you.

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    Really impressive Ortelius. Are you actually re-writing your old reports into Wordpress de novo? A labour of love indeed. I am in the process of starting a blog, in preparation for our South American trip, and have taken the easy option of including PDF copies of our Forum trip reports.

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    Already bookmarked! Great Ortelius. Can I PM You?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RodS View Post
    Really impressive Ortelius. Are you actually re-writing your old reports into Wordpress de novo? A labour of love indeed. I am in the process of starting a blog, in preparation for our South American trip, and have taken the easy option of including PDF copies of our Forum trip reports.

    I have subscribed by the way.
    Rod. You can copy and paste from a Word document into Wordpress, but ortelius will have had to upload the photos onto Wordpress.

    Thank you, ortelius, for the link to your new blog. It is excellent - congratulations!

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    Thank you all!

    @Rod: Yes, I'm actually rewriting my reports from here into Wordpress. Majority of it is simply copy-paste, but needs some changes and rewrites anyway. BTW, only now that I'm rereading my old reports, I realized how many spelling and grammar mistakes I have in my texts. But as WW says, most tedious part of the work is choosing and uploading photos. But its fun for me, I enjoy it. For someone else it could be pain in the a**.

    @AP: sure you can PM me, you don't need to ask that!
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    Thanks Ortelius and WW. I am much too lazy for a complete rewrite, so I have uploaded each of my report chapters to Media as a singe large PDF, and I think it works pretty well.
    Even though English is my native tongue, I can see a lot of scope for improvement in my reports: Badly constructed sentences, typos, and second-best photographs. If I start down that path, I may not finish.

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    Ortelius, you amaze me. You can write faster than I can read!

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    Thanks Ortelius, excellent move. I am confident that as the months and years pass so your blog will grow and provide further valuable info.
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    Thank you all, your support really means a lot!
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    I have added reports about our climb to the roof of Africa. It includes climbs to Mont Meru and Kilimanjaro and a short safari to Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro.

    https://safaribug.wordpress.com/2017...imanjaro-2015/
    https://safaribug.wordpress.com/2017...15-mount-meru/
    https://safaribug.wordpress.com/2017...aro-2015-kili/
    https://safaribug.wordpress.com/2017...o-2015-safari/
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    Great blog Mateja and Jurij, a lot of time and effort went into it, keep it going
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    Thanks, Kiri. Always appreciate such encouraging feedbacks.
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    Ortelius, fantastic blog, bookmarked it. Ever thought about self hosting, with your own domain? Costs are small, these days, with 100% freedom to customise.

    I also like your signature. No, it is not a coincidence It's fate.
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    Thanks Naes-Landy!

    You've got a fantastic blog yourself, subscribed. Yes, maybe in time I'll switch to something self-hosted, but not just now yet. I've read your tips about blogging, including that of self-hosting. Very useful info, thanks.
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    Thanks again Ortelius. Your expended blog now has plenty of valuable information for those planning self-drive trips in East Africa. Most enjoyable.
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