Saturday, July 18, 2009

Timbuktu

 
When we were young, a stock answer to many of our unanswerable "where?" questions  was "Timbuktu".   To a very young mind, without the experience to know these things, at first it was deemed to just be a place far far away.  Later, although we travelled extensively in South Africa, I realised we never reached Timbuktu, so the only conclusion was that it just a nice sounding word that was a fictious answer to our "where" questions. After all, to the little mind, South Africa was the whole world!  This was of course, before the benefit of Geographpy lessons at school!
It was only much, much later that I discovered it was indeed a real place, far far away, somewhere in Africa.
Now, given that yesterday's sandcastle was a very close resemblance to the actual stadium, I'd really like to know from someone in Timbuktu, or anyone who has been there.... how does this sandcastle measure up?

2 comments:

Durban Diaries said...

Good to see you back again. I appreciate all the work that goes into your blog as mine is more occasional. Clive

Hyde DP said...

Good to see you posting again.

Timbuktu is in Mali which is North Africa - never been there though.