Category Archives: 2011 6-month travels

Home for the 4th of July

Greetings! Six months ago I packed my rucksack, closed up my house, and headed out the door to travel the world.  My travels took me to Southeast Asia, New Zealand, and Africa. I anticipated seeing spectacular sights, meeting interesting people, … Continue reading

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Give Me a Pen!

Selam! After seeing the amazing mountain gorillas in southern Uganda, I detoured to Jinja to whitewater raft the Nile. Considered one of the best rafting rivers in the world, it did not disappoint. It was a wild ride. Next, I … Continue reading

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Living the Dream

Hello! Back on the backpacker trail, I traveled from Arusha, Tanzania, to Nairobi, Kenya.  I managed to not get mugged in Africa’s most dangerous city before heading to peaceful Naivasha where I biked by giraffes, kudu, and warthogs in Hell’s … Continue reading

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The Great Migration

Jambo! I’ve been on the move a lot.  After last writing to you from Zambia, I traveled through Malawi where I idled away a couple of days by Lake Malawi kayaking and catching up on reading.  The inactivity proved to … Continue reading

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Road Warrior Dreads

Hello, I am enjoying a spurt of good Internet access and thought I’d post another missive before I go underground again. I left Namibia behind (regretfully) and traveled through Botswana where I bush camped in the Okavango Delta and saw … Continue reading

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The Verdant Desert

Hi! A few of you have been nice enough to ask for a blog update.  I know, I know.  I’m behind. But Africa is amazing, big, and lacking in readily available internet access.  Since I last wrote, I’ve traveled from … Continue reading

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The Art of Hitchhiking

Tena Koutou! My time in New Zealand is coming to a close far too quickly.  New Zealand seems to be packed with it all – stunning scenery, hip culture, good values, and endless outdoor activities.  They also understand the importance of … Continue reading

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