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 […]

In Pursuit of the Iconic Animals of Africa…. Etosha National Park, Namibia

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Rate our ReviewsI would venture that most foreign visitors to sub-Saharan Africa have wildlife viewing as a high priority, and I was no exception.  I was hoping to see some of the icons of Africa, the living symbols of the continent, like lions, rhinos, cheetahs, hyenas, elephants, and whatever else serendipity could throw my way.  […]

Cascade Langevin, Reunion…… Falling for the Falls

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Rate our ReviewsThe overlooked island of Reunion was one of the most vibrant destinations I have been fortunate to experience. A fairly large island (a 30×40 mile oval), it is located roughly two hundred miles east of Madagascar; Reunion was born from the same volcanic activity giving rise to its better known neighbor, Mauritius. Although […]