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

Real Time

Real Time

In mid-June, when I was writing blog entries about places I’d been in mid-April, I promised myself that I would catch up before leaving Gaborone, and I came very close to succeeding — hence, the flood of new posts in late June. Then, I promised myself that I would blog at least once a week … Continue reading

Life in a Postcard

Life in a Postcard

I can’t possibly count the number of times in the past five months that I’ve thought, “wow, I can’t believe how lucky I am that this is my life right now.” Just wanted to share this one from yesterday — top of a sand dune on Bazaruto Island, Mozambique.

How to say GCW

How to say GCW

From the same country (though not the same language) that brought you the !K sound, I present: How to Say Gcwihaba In case you’re wondering, Gcwihaba is the name of a group of caves in northern Botswana that are also home to some ancient rock paintings, although they are not as well-known as the ones … Continue reading

Mountain of the gods

Mountain of the gods

The Tsodilo Hills are located in a remote part of northwest Botswana, in the Kalahari Desert and near the Namibian border. Archeological excavations of the Hills and the area surrounding them indicate that Tsodilo’s human history dates back at least 100,000 years. The main inhabitants have been the !Kung and Hambukushu people, who consider Tsodilo … Continue reading

Road Tripping, Botswana-Style

Road Tripping, Botswana-Style

Over the past month or so, I’ve been getting out of Gaborone most weekends, so there have been a few road trips. The big one was a trip to the Tsodilo Hills that I took a few weeks ago. More about the Hills themselves in another post — just getting there and back was an … Continue reading