This post is my reflection on the Christmas day I spend with new found friends and family in Uganda… My friend Amina, in the black dress below, was our safety guide while rafting the Nile river 2 days before. She saw that I was traveling alone and asked where I would be on Christmas. When … Continue reading
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It pouring rain in Bocastown, Bocas del Toro, Panama right now!
A nice break from the cold up North!
What country is this menu from?
Rio Moja Huevo. Get it?
“Oh my”, as a friends always says when they see the log locks of my past. Ha ha, here I am with my cheap binoculars and my cheap camera with a shirt I’d been wearing since high school (15 years prior), and that hippie hair. Rio Moja Huevo. What does it mean? Tell me in … Continue reading
Kebab in Cairo!
Take out in Gizah! Let’s see rib meat, steak tips, marinaded chicken, hummus, beans that I cannot describe nor eat, pickled vegies, and fresh greens. All timed to be served with The Great Pyramids of Egypt’s amazing LASER LIGHT SHOW! Sooo, so cheesy. There will be some videos of the LASER LIGHT SHOW soon! … Continue reading
The Banna Tribe- Omo Valley, Ethiopia
You saw the pictures from the market at Key Afar the previous day (posted last month) and here is who we picked up on the way back. From left to right we have Meekay (spelled as sounds), Emany, and Bure. We are headed to their village. With a goat to celebrate their recent success at … Continue reading
A working elephant chained in the front yard along the Mekong River, Laos (video- please share!)
The market at Key Afar where 3 tribes meet- Banna, Hamer, and Tsemay people
NOTE: This is directly from my journaling the night after this experience in Omo Valley, January 2014 (2006 in Ethiopia) unless its bold and italics We stopped to pick up some boys from the Banna tribe en route to the market in Key Afar. The 4 boys had hair styled the same bright bands on … Continue reading
View of the active volcano (Concepcion) at Ometepe, Nicaragua (video)
Last weeks post was pretty heavy so lets take a wander back to 2005 when I visited Nicaragua (Jueputa!) I a pretty sure I was on volcan Maderas when I shot this super low definition footage. Ha ha I remember coming back and showing my friends this video like it was HD. My how technology … Continue reading
Life in the Dessenech Village and the war in South Sudan
Note: this was started the day of this event and the section written at home is in bold and italics. Both are adequately stream of consciousness! Only a handful of kilometers from the South Sudan border there is an oven where a well decorated people raise cattle, sorgum, and wheat to meet their basic needs … Continue reading
More baby elephants and swahili in Masai Mara
More babies and my guide babbling to other guides about what other animals are around to see… More elephant videos… Lions on a kill in Masai Mara (video)
The Danakil Depression- The land of Lucy our genetic grandmother
We are all Ethiopian. Lucy was unearthed here, her body 3.2 million years old. I don’t imagine much mixing has happened, relative to the rest of the world, since this time. Here today and for at least 5 or 6 centuries the Afar people have toiled in this arid land eeking out a living. … Continue reading
Visiting with the incredibly friendly baboons in the Simien Mountains, Ethiopia
You have seen these baboons in The Life of Mammals featuring superstar, Sir David Attenborough. We get right up and close. Amazing! Please Share as always! See some tips for trekking the Simien Mountains!
The 35 Kalishnikov salute! Not kidding.
On my third day in Ethiopia, we headed fro Axum to Mekele to take a tour of the Danakil Depression. The arid landscape was full of smiling faces but suddenly..there was a mob of men in the road ahead. They all held AK-47’s. I was SO nervous. This land is lawless. As we drove on … Continue reading
Making out with the Sphinx
Wow, I made it to the Great Pyramids. Here’s the story. When I was a boy, maybe 31 years ago, my grandmother came to visit. We thought she was mean. She was definitely scary because she was a heavy breather like Darth Vader without the mask. I mean no disrespect! It’s just an observation. Anyway … Continue reading
This volcano looks like its about to blow!
Check it out! New years day sunrise. The lava was washing the rocks where people had stood the night before. The wind nearly melted my camera and burned my skin causing me to shift constantly….then as this got really active I began to get a little anxious…. Check out the video from the night before … Continue reading
Elephants on the savannah with a baby (video)
Another childhood dream realized in Masai Mara Please share if you care! See more of my photos and videos from this African safari Young lion on a wildebeest kill Zebras, giraffes, and lions all day long!
The Dessenech tribe on the border of South Sudan
Note: This is written post visit to Omo Valley, Ethiopia December 2013. Seeing these images now in Fairbanks, Alaska where we are calling the season Spring because the day approaches 12 hours in length but the thermometer remains well below freezing is quite a contrast to conditions when I shot these photos. I was a … Continue reading
A day in the life in Uganda
Photos of life taken while traveling across the Ugandan savannah from Fort Portal to Kampala, Uganda. All of the writing content was added post travel. Vendors attack the bus in a nameless place. Avocados for sale. Coffee beans in the sun. I had coffee from the bean a handful of time but it was always … Continue reading
Rafting the Nile River
I am not going to say I’ve rafted a ton but I have rafted a big handful of times in some amazing places. Holy crap, this is the most powerful river I have swam in, wait, its the only river I have swam in while rafting. My Icelandic partners and my friend … Continue reading