A JOURNEY INTO SELF IN SOUTH AFRICA AND BOTSWANA WITH THE VICTORIA FALLS
October 3rd - 16 2009
Our visit in 2006 to Kenya and Tanzania was so fabulous that we have decided to return to Africa, this time to South Africa. Highlights on this trip will be: Cape Town, often called the most beautiful city on earth, with Dutch colonial sophistication, dramatic coastal roads and fine wineries located nearby; Zululand, home to proud native tribes and spectacular scenery; a safari in Kruger National Park in South Africa; a second safari in Chobe National Park in Botswana; the township of Soweto, where Nelson Mandela lived before his incarceration and the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg; and the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Elective extensions are available.
Africa, Botswana & Victoria Falls
Additional $600.00 for the Journey Into Self
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Fly from home to Johannesburg, South Africa.
Day 2 Sunday, October 4
Arrive PM Johannesburg
The Michelangelo Hotel
Day 3 Monday, October 5
Morning free, Afternoon tour of the city, welcome reception/dinner
The Michelangelo Hotel (BD)
Day 4 Tuesday, October 6
Soweto/Private Game Reserve
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THE VALUE OF FOREIGN TRAVEL
I became convinced of the value and importance of foreign travel when I was in my early 20’s. Having spent three and a half years in Central and South America, I recognized that it is almost impossible to gain perspective on your own culture unless you spend time outside of it and are exposed to other ways of living and being. I would have liked every American to spend at least one year living in another culture.
Short of being able to achieve that lofty goal, OSO and I decided that, as part of our work, we would take people on Journeys Into Self in foreign countries. Over the past 33 years, we have visited over 40 countries, some of them more than once, on about twenty Journeys Into Self. We are satisfied that even two weeks of foreign travel can change your consciousness if you are open to that, as most who travel with us are.
On this past trip to Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand, I spent considerable time conversing with travelers who were not on Journeys Into Self but who have traveled widely. Some of them were from countries other than the United States. I was surprised to discover that nearly all of them shared traits that I value for the future of our Global Village.
To a person, these world travelers are ecologically conscious and concerned. Aware of pollution of air, earth, and water, these people value policies on the part of their governments that aim to improve and protect our global environment.
Everyone I talked to shared a conviction that war will never resolve the problems that are at the root of terrorism. All seemed to feel that poverty and the disparity between the rich and the poor are the most direct cause of terrorism, and all recognized that no matter how we would classify ourselves at home, in relation to the world’s poor, all foreign travelers are rich.
Most people felt that religion is a divisive force around the world. The travelers were surprisingly broad-minded about religion, expressing tolerance for nearly all practices and beliefs as long as they are not imposed on others.
I had not set out to discover the attitudes and values of travelers, and of course I was dependent on those who could talk with me in English, even if only very limited English. But my overwhelming sense is that nothing contributes more to broad-minded thinking and nonjudgmental values than world travel. I continue to wish it for as many people as possible.
On this trip, we had four women travel with us on our Journey Into Self in Vietnam and Cambodia, with brief stops in Bangkok coming and going. Our explorations were colored by the Tsunami tragedy that had occurred only ten days before we left for Thailand. The history of the Vietnam war was also uppermost in our consciousness as we explored our personal memories and our current feelings. It was good to have Jane with us, who is a Canadian living in England, and Mary, who is a Canadian living in Canada. They gave our explorations additional breadth and depth.
I am grateful for one more opportunity to stretch myself toward more universal understandings and deeper awareness through the incredible privilege of foreign travel.
Past explorations have taken us to Africa, Thailand, Viet Nam, Cambodia, China, Bali, India, Italy,
the classic capitals of Eastern Europe , Russia and the Baltic States,
South America, Central America, Greece, Israel, Jordan, Egypt, and the British Isles.
A Journey Into Self is a unique travel experience, an opportunity for personal and spiritual growth as you go. Group meetings are held regularly, as travel allows, to permit an exchange of experiences and reflections on them. This helps to integrate what is unfolding for you day by day.
provide the framework for our sharings and our interactions. We practice living them each day and reflecting on how that practice is going when we gather as a group. The result is unique: a traveling Love Family, something most persons long remember.