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More Feathers

More Feathers

When I wrote my first all-birds post a few months ago, I was still resisting labeling myself a full-fledged bird person. Bird-watchers don’t exactly have a rep for being people you want to hang out with. I think it was a Lilac Breasted Roller, the national bird of Botswana, that pushed me over the edge. … Continue reading

Safari Fever: Kruger and Maasai Mara

Safari Fever: Kruger and Maasai Mara

In July and August, I visited what are probably the two most famous national parks in Africa: the Kruger Park in South Africa, and the Maasai Mara in Kenya. I don’t know how these two ended up being two of the last that I visited, but I guess I have been known to do things … Continue reading

Bush Babies

Bush Babies

A selection of Kenyan, Ugandan, and South African adorableness from the past two months.

Great Migration: The B-Side

Great Migration: The B-Side

In June, I wrote about the wildebeest migration that Daniel and I were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of in April in Tanzania. Last week in Masai Mara, I got lucky again and saw part of the Kenyan leg of the migration. This time, the wildebeests were on the move, and it was pretty … Continue reading

Extreme Showers

Extreme Showers

During the early days in Africa, I wrote a little bit about Extreme Reading. Now I think it’s time to share another, less sought-after experience that I’ve grown accustomed to: Extreme Showering. Anyone who has ever showered in the developing world knows that it’s hit-or-miss. I’ve had it pretty easy on this trip for the … Continue reading

Daniel in Africa, Part One: Nairobi –> Serengeti

Daniel in Africa, Part One: Nairobi –> Serengeti

After my beach vacation (can you still call it a vacation if you haven’t been working?), I had one day in Nairobi to eagerly await Daniel’s arrival. It rained the entire day. I tried to figure out whether there was any way to waterproof our itinerary (metaphorically, not literally), but concluded that there was not. … Continue reading

Killing time on the Kenyan coast

Killing time on the Kenyan coast

In between Juliet leaving Nairobi and Daniel arriving in Nairobi, I had about a week to spend in Kenya, and I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with it. On the recommendation of Juliet, her friends, and a kind-of-obnoxious-but-seemingly-very-knowledgeable-about-Kenya woman I met on a plane, I decided to head for the coast. Only-in-Africa Beach-Vacation-Planning … 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