Tag Archives: travel

Oz; An American Arrives!

So I’m home.  How about that?  So far, it doesn’t feel like it.  I had a brief meltdown on the night we arrived at my mother-in-law’s house to find all my bedroom furniture, including a pink stuffed chair I’d had … Continue reading

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Finally Coming Home.

Over the past few days I have been having the most powerful memories from my childhood.  It’s not that this has never happened before, it’s just that over the past 16 years I have spent most of my time living … Continue reading

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Malaysian Sensation

I think the last time my ears popped on an elevator, I was eleven years old going up the Sears Tower in Chicago.  Then again, I can’t imagine that vintage 80’s elevator was as state of the art and super-speedy … Continue reading

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Animal Innards and Freedom for Lunch

The restaurant that I am sitting in has no name.  It exists on the back street of a back street in Soweto, South Africa.  In search of a traditional black South African meal, our guide and resident knower-of-all-things Soweto, Richard, … Continue reading

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KwaZulu-Natal – The Proverbial Elephant in the Room

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I once read somewhere that Africa can “get under your skin” and despite not being able to remember the source of the quote, I can attest to the validity of it. After the ecological wonders of Kruger National Park and … Continue reading

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The Swazi Way

After three glorious days of animal watching in Kruger National Park, we were headed out into the mountains, in search of the thatch-roof cottages, proud local culture, and reasonably-priced arts and crafts of the kingdom of Swaziland.   With the exception … Continue reading

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In the Land of the “Big Five”

“Right now I’m just trying not to hit a Rhino, okay!”  Such are the comments that occur in a car driving in Kruger National Park in South Africa.  Home to a staggering array of wildlife, Kruger is South Africa’s most … Continue reading

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