Monthly Archives: June 2010

Flamingos on Lake Natron and the Waterfall that Wasn’t

Today I got up, as usual, at 6:00AM. That’s when it starts to get light outside and you have to really fight to stay asleep. Now, if you know me, you know that’s a fight I am usually willing to … Continue reading

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Terrific Tarangire, Tanzania

Wow. I had such an amazing day today, it’s hard to know where to begin. If I write too long, I will be up too late. I took 300 photos, plus a roll of film with the Rollei. We got … Continue reading

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From Dar Es Salaam to Arusha, the last couple of days…

The guidebook said something about an eight-hour bus trip – at least that’s what I’d remembered. But as it happens, it was a 12 hour bus trip. Josef, the hotel’s go-to cab man, and I started off with a little … Continue reading

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New Stars

Tonight (6/13) in Arusha was the first clear night I had to really look at the sky in the southern hemisphere. It was misty or raining nearly every night in Bali, though there was one evening where I saw the … Continue reading

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Getting ready for Safari – and that’s not OSX.

After some time at the Aga Khan hospital, and some strong medicine, I am well enough to travel again. I had a real meal tonight. I’ve been dreaming about that for two days now. May blessings rain down on the … Continue reading

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I don’t feel so good…

Upon returning from diving two days ago, I was feeling unwell. I thought a good dinner would be in order and then some bed rest. So I ate well and went to bed. And then got out of bed, over … Continue reading

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Zanzibar: Slaves, Spices and White Sands

This island has a long and wealthy history. It was formerly a country in its own right and for a long time run by the Sultans of Oman and later the British Empire. I believe the Portuguese were the first … Continue reading

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Arrival in Zanzibar

I took the ferry today to Zanzibar, about two hours across the channel in the Indian Ocean. Big red went by porter. On arrival, I got another passport stamp, even though Zanzibar is part of Tanzania the government is separate … Continue reading

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Two days in Dar Es Salaam

The name of this city is “Haven of Peace” in Swahili. So far, it’s living up to the name. A large contributor is the lovely Swiss Garden Hotel. The hotel is quiet, a 5-10 minute cab ride form the city … Continue reading

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So tired in Schiphol

It was 8.75 hours from Delhi to Amsterdam. I arrived at around 6 AM. I managed to sleep on the plane for maybe 4 hours, which is probably a new record for me. I sat next to a young man … Continue reading

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