• Springbok, Elephants,Seals and Big Skies

    The last time I went looking for animals in the wild was in Malawi when I spent one day at Llwonde National Park. We got up at 5 am and by 5:30 we were on the safari jeep. At least two hours later, we had seen a few elephants, a few bushbuck and some hyeanas, […]

Black and White

As we rode the clear glass elevator to the rooftop of the Hilton hotel in Windhoek to watch the sunset, I kept reminding myself we were in Africa. The elevator opened onto a narrow 40 ft long swimming pool with sparkling clear blue water,decked out with lounge chairs and umbrellas. The café bar was behind […]

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The Other Africa

Using my miles to fly from Douala, Cameroon to Windhoek, Namibia gave me the opportunity to visit four airports over a period of 24 hours. Painful as it was, I had some very interesting seat companions. On the flight from Douala to Addis (as the locals call it), my seatmate and his friend were speaking […]

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Life as they know it

The landscape was idyllic, filled with tree studded mountains and lush,green planted fields. We were on our way to the Liacom primary school on one of those rocky, pitted dirt roads that are more suitable for cattle than moving vehicles. Simon wanted to show me how poor the remote village schools were so we took […]

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