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my thoughts on stamps, stamp collecting, philately in general and maybe a few other topics !

Friday, November 09, 2012

Hello,     I was  clearing an old album last night and came across this lovely stamp (apart from a short perf or two). Well that is my view.   Only the one, but thought,  it is from a place one really doesn't hear of these days.

So I found this on the internet.   makes you want to visit doesn't it .. Philatelic thoughts follow...

Zululand history, King Shaka, Ulundi, Eshowe and Richards Bay are some of the terms associated with the world-renowned region of KwaZulu-Natal's Zululand. 

The sheer majesty of Zululand will take your breath away. Under the hot African sun, the cobalt blue Indian Ocean, mangrove swamps and limpid lagoons give way to rolling green hills and indigenous forests which shimmer in the distance before they reach the Drakensberg Mountains.

While you are in Zululand, enjoy the welcoming wide smiles extended to you by the local people. Enjoy the comfortable accommodation in major towns, game lodges, to seashore cottages, Zulu homes or floating lake chalets.

Zululand teems with private and provincial game reserves which offer game-watching facilities as well as hiking and nature trails.

But it is probably 'the Zulu experience' which will linger in your mind long after you have left Zululand. Take an ox wagon to Zulu villages of bee-hive huts and experience traditional Zulu hospitality, or a rural wedding ceremony, and if you wish visit a sangoma (traditional healer). You cannot leave without a visit to Ulundi, the site of the final battle fought in the Anglo-Zulu war. Nearby Zulu kings lie buried in the Emakhosini Valley. In total contrast are the township tours showcasing modern Zulu life including taverns, shebeens and traditional medicine shops.

Further inland lie tea plantations, cattle ranches and pretty, historical towns such as Vryheid and Paulpietersburg where you can relax in the therapeutic sulphur springs.
Zululand, the heart and pulse of the Zulu Kingdom

Ok to the philatelic thoughts............    ok, easiest is to give you this link

Have a great weekend    ....Michael    and please have a look at my eBay lots at user id  michaelatcddstamps.  99c opening bid and so many win at that price.  Bargains for you and it is helping me clear so much from my study.


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