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You again?

You again?

If you were reading this blog in March and April, you may remember that I extended my first tour of this trip largely because I couldn’t bring myself to pass up a second visit to the Okavango Delta. After that trip, I wrote that I could go there a hundred times and still be taken … 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

Safari Series: Hungry hungry hippos

Safari Series: Hungry hungry hippos

You would be hungry too if you were sustaining a body weight of three to nine thousand lbs on an all-grass diet. Hippos eat about 90 lbs of it each night (if they can find it — in the dry season they are capable of going days or even weeks without food), which actually is … Continue reading

On the Road, Ethiopian Edition: Bahir Dar

On the Road, Ethiopian Edition: Bahir Dar

After a few days in Addis Ababa, Juliet and I started our real Ethiopian adventure with a ten-hour bus ride to Bahir Dar. This is a rough breakdown of how we spent the time: Lunch & bathroom breaks — 1 hour Sleeping — 3 hours Watching Ethiopian music videos — 30 minutes Looking out the … 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