Gobetween Flames

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Hi! I am GB from Gauteng, South Africa. Enjoy your visit to my blog πŸ˜€


The photos on my blog were taken with a Nokia camera phone or a Nikon S6200 digital camera.

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  1. Thanks for swinging by my blog! As you probably figured out, I love photos . . . photos of your home in South Africa would be pretty cool. =0)

    Hope you have a great week!
    ~Mother Tucker

  2. Have you seen Monty Don’s series “Around the world in 80 gardens” by BBC? The part about South Africa was especially beautiful! Here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGxBaXPbZ5w (I hope that the link is OK).
    The roots of my fascination are not only the richness and beauty of the flora there, but, as he noticed, in your country a lot of plants grow wild, simply as part of nature which can be found in Europe only in gardens or bought at florist’s.
    So, continue taking many-many-many photos in future, please!!

  3. Hi there GB. I’ve been reading some of the posts on your blog, and have found much of interest. Though I traveled quite a bit when I was young, in Europe and in the Americas, I never made it to South Africa, and so I find it all the more interesting to read about your concerns in a far away and exotic place. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Hi! You have a cool blog! I’d love to see more and learn more about South Africa so I subscribed. It’s funny to see that the language looks a lot like the Dutch language. (I’m from the Netherlands) For example: ”Welkom. Geniet en los gerus β€˜n kommentaar!” would be something like ”Welkom. Geniet en laat gerust wat commentaar”. Grammatical it wouldn’t be a perfect Dutch sentence, but you can still understand it completely|!

  5. I’m glad I popped over to your blog, or I wouldn’t have known about the weekly photo challenge… which I’m now following.

  6. Just wanted to thank you for leaving a comment on my blog, it’s nice to see a new face there!
    You have a great blog here and I love your photos, they are awesome!

    1. Thank you so much, I noticed we had the same blogging friends but never seemed to connect before. Will be looking out for your posts in the future πŸ˜€

  7. Hi GB. Thanks for visiting my blog FUR OUT THE CLOSET. It is so nice to “meet” another South African blogger πŸ™‚

  8. Hi GB, thank you for liking my post “My first negative criticism”. Nice to have a fellow South African supporter! πŸ™‚

  9. Before I saw your profile, I thought you were from America. I’m sorry about this. When I know that you are from South Africa by reading your profile this, I would like to tell you that I really admire of Nelson Mandela. I am so proud of him because he loved to wear Batik cloth from my country Indonesia, in every summit that he attended. I really thank him, and missed him. I just can pray, hope he’s in heaven now rest in peace.

    Your blog is pretty awesome. I do love photographs as well. Unfortunately I do not have my own camera. So I just can take a portrait by using mobile phone. Thanks for sharing with us all your captures here. Wish you always have wonderful moment in everytime. Best regard,


    1. I took some pretty good photos with my camera phone before I was able to afford a camera. A lot of the photos on my blogs are not my own – look out for links. Thank you for visiting. We also loved Madiba’s shirts.

  10. Hello Yourparadise, I’m sorry to interfere. I was surprised to see the word ‘kommentaar’ or ‘comkentaar’ both in African and Dutch language. I am from Indonesia, and as you know between our country there was a very tight relationship since so long ago and have very long history. Actually I was upset because the government in my country didn’t legalize Dutch language as one of national language besides Bahasa Indonesia. Whereas there are so many Indonesian vocabularies were derived from Dutch language, such as : kantor, otto, porsekot, etc. But it doesn’t matter now. See your comment above I never thought if the word ‘komentar’ in Bahasa Indonesia was one of the derivation from Dutch Language (commentaar). Nice information for me, thanks in advance.

    I originally came from Buitenzorg city (Bogor) and there are still many buildings that were built during the Dutch rule. Even my junior high school building is one of them and up until now has been still looking good. I am sure if you come to visit my city, you will feel like at home.

    Wonderful days with you πŸ™‚


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