Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe- Walking with lions!

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Rate our ReviewsHe was only about six feet away from me, the young lion.  He appeared disinterested in us, to my relief, and his sister was even more so.  She lay in the tall grass a little further away, with her back turned.  “Who wants to go first?”  Our guide asked.  I froze.  I wasn’t […]

Pulau Payar, Malaysia – Coral and Questions of Conservation

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Rate our ReviewsThirty kilometres south of the popular beach destination of Langkawi, is tiny Pulau Payar, a protected marine reserve that’s home to many kinds of sea life that you can’t find anywhere else in coastal Malaysia.  It’s uninhabited, and amenities and accommodations are minimal.  Your only option to stay overnight is to camp, and […]

Namibia- Himbas, Cheetahs & HEAT

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Rate our ReviewsIt was midday, in the middle of nowhere specific, Northern Namibia.  The temperature had reached the level that makes all living things halt physical activity to preserve energy.  This silence bestowed the auditory illusion that heat can be heard.  I felt like my skin was going to melt off.  And silly me, since […]

Cape Town, South Africa – the Contrasts

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Rate our ReviewsIt was New Year’s Eve and my overland journey through Southern Africa was coming to a close.  My mood was a bit dampened at the thought of returning to work after such an exciting month in the “dark continent,” but did not want that affecting my last two days. There was so much […]

Wine Tasting in Stellenbosch, South Africa

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Rate our ReviewsMuch like novels, I believe that trips can have themes.  My trip to Southern Africa had several themes, and one of the more lighthearted ones was this: most things are better with wine.  I do enjoy wine.  I like the complex orchestra of flavors that plays out.  I like the magic that happens […]