Posted in April 2012

Happy birthday Juliet, and other highlights of Addis

Happy birthday Juliet, and other highlights of Addis

Our first full day in Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia, was Juliet’s birthday, so we put off getting-to-know-Addis temporarily to celebrate properly, with manicures and massages. In the evening we had birthday cake and champagne at our hotel, courtesy of Juliet’s mom, and then went out for dinner and drinks with a few … Continue reading

Thirteen months of sunshine

Thirteen months of sunshine

Before I got distracted by my love affair with the Kenyan giraffes, I think I left off in early April, when I met Juliet in Nairobi. She was in Nairobi for work, and I met her there so that we could organize a trip to Ethiopia, which we had been talking about for months but … Continue reading

In love in Nairobi

In love in Nairobi

Remember when I was obsessed with penguins? Followed closely by flowers? Well as of two days ago they mean nothing to me because I am officially in LOVE with giraffes (but not in a creepy way, even though I did kind of let the baby open-mouth kiss me). I just got back a few days … Continue reading

On the Road, Part Four: Maun –> Kasane

On the Road, Part Four: Maun –> Kasane

There’s lots to see but not that much to say about the Delta, so this post will be light on words and heavy on pictures (also because I am sick of being three weeks behind so trying to cut down on the long-winded posts, which I’m sure everyone besides my immediate family will be grateful … Continue reading

On the Road, Part Three: How to say !K

On the Road, Part Three: How to say !K

Our first stop in Botswana was at a campsite near a town where there is a small community of Bushmen. Bushmen are also known as the San people, as well as by a host of other names that refer to specific tribes (e.g., !kung — the !k is pronounced as a particular type of click) … Continue reading