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!
The truth about Bahar Dar and the Blue Nile Falls
You came a long way to see the Blue Nile Falls and hopefully they are turned on when you arrive. The damn was open for our visit but getting there is the trick. First, you can take public minibuses there but be warned that the road is horrible and the drive is 90 minutes. A … Continue reading
A teenaged mountain gorilla from the Nkuringo troop, Uganda
Here is the teenaged boy in front. You can see silver back in the background. For the rest of the lead up to this story, follow this…. Mmmm. that is some fresh nice stuff (it looks like) I have to include the picture of our guides and trackers in every photo. They … Continue reading
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 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
Hanging out with Chimpanzees at Kayanchu, Uganda
Note: This text was written the day after this event while in Uganda I awoke in my hammock to rustling leaves and bushes. I had been hoping to be awakened by birds but it was still dark. I admit, I was terrified. What do you say to a tree climbing lion in the forest? Do … 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
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 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
Silverbacks are just old Mountain Gorillas
It’s true and they just relax and eat salad all day long. Surreal. I made some video of this experience too with an excellent sound track, in my opinion and there are a few posts with the rest of the 14 members in the Nkuringo troop. If you are interested in visiting with Mountain Gorillas … 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
Ethiopian Fireworks! New Years Eve on a lake of hot magma
BAM! There are only three places in the world to experience this and at Ertale, in the Danakil Depression, there is no limit to how close you can get. This was the hottest place to countdown the incoming new year. Please Share! Check out the next morning for some perspective!
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
When dust gets in your eyes
Emany and the Borena kids getting together for a photo. When you ask people in Ethiopia to pose for a picture, they tighten up and lose their smile. We shouted, laugh, tickled, and smiled and got some to crack a smile. The thing about kids is they love to mimick. With crazy wing and dust … Continue reading
At the merkato Axum, Ethiopia
This is my first day in Ethiopia. I came by accident and I fell in love with this country. Here is a glimpse into life in the city where Orthodox Christianity made its first foot hold and where the home of Sheba lies in ruin. … Continue reading
Have you seen Iguanas swim? Check out the marine iguanas of the Galapagos Islands (video)
This video of a Galapagos marine iguana was taken at Isabela Island in January 2013 Click these links for or more info on tips for Galapagos boat based tours or tips for Galapagos land based tours PLEASE SHARE!
Blue footed boobies (video)
These are Blue footed boobies on Genovesa Island, Galapagos Please share! Click links for more about the land based or boat based Galapagos tours