Category Archives: Far Far Away

Places that are hard to get to

Holy Malta: St John’s Co-Cathedral

On my last day in Malta, before leaving on a mid-day flight, I visited the main cathedral. It’s called the co-cathedral because it is a shared seat by certain important clergy hierarchs. I can see why there would be competition … Continue reading

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Lunch in Marsaxlokk and the Legacy of de Valette; Malta, Day Two

My next day in Malta got off to a slow start. I’d had the questionable judgment to have tea after dinner the night before and I was up at 3:30 again. You’d think I would learn. I missed breakfast at … Continue reading

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Marvelous Malta – Day One

I have never been to Malta before. This is a real treat for me, going to a new place. I started with a pleasant experience aboard Air Malta, overlooking the turquoise blue Mediterranean Sea. The plane turned as it approached … Continue reading

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Majestic Macchu Picchu

We left early from Cusco. For various logistical reasons, the Peruvian wake-up time seems to be four or five AM. This time, we had a 6:30 pickup, got to the train station about 20 minutes away and waited to board. … Continue reading

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Historical Sights: the Silver Lining

Today is my last day in Tunisia. I am honestly relieved about that, although guilty about not managing to stay and “tough it out”. After my time on the city metro today, though, my decision seemed pretty good. I walked … Continue reading

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The $50 Compliment | Marines, we are LEAVING.

I need to preface this post by stating truthfully that I have really tried to like Tunisia. Honestly, I have tried. I have been here for two nights and 1.5 days and usually by that time, a place is at … Continue reading

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The Ngorongoro Crater, Last Stop

This place is a large caldera, or crater, left behind geologically after what was a mountain blew itself out volcanically. It is the largest of its kind on earth that is still intact. After the game drive and visiting the … Continue reading

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There is a Hyena …

I can hear the animal howling right outside. It’s snuffling around my tent and calling. I have a good strong tent tonight – but this is a bit scary. This is my last night in a tent, and what a … Continue reading

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African Automotive Adventures, or, How many Men does it take to Dismantle a Wheel?

This morning, still in the north Serengeti at the campsite with the decent bathhouse, we went on an early game drive. We left camp at 6:15; it was just getting light outside. We drove for a while, hoping perhaps to … Continue reading

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Does it count as Camping if you don’t drive your own Tent Stakes?

We are completing day four of my safari with a cold, windy night in the northern Serengeti. It’s probably in the mid- 50s outside, I’d guess. It is winter here in June, after all, and we are nearing the solstice … Continue reading

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