Category Archives: Tanzania

Deciding what to wear for the next 433 days – Part 2

What a task! Long before we took our round the world trip, we started to think about what we’d be wearing for 433 days. We started with planning our “core” items: shirts, tops, and pants. (Click for the details.)   Next … Continue reading

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Looking for just the right destination?

All of a sudden our planned itinerary started to fall apart. We wanted to continue our around-the-world trip to a certain country (we won’t name) and were pretty excited about a visit. Research began. The national park we wanted to … Continue reading

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Viewing World Cup Soccer as we traveled

It ended in Crete, Greece. We walked a few meters down our alley to the neighborhood bistro, Olga Gusto. Not our usual activity at 10pm. The owner waved to us with a smile and beckoned us to take front row … Continue reading

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The entry sign said “Kindness is a Language…”

We eagerly stepped in. Dazzling strings of beads arched the entryway to the shaded courtyard in Arusha. Emmanuel stepped forward to greet us and to show us around Shanga, whose mission is to recycle materials into beautiful craft objects. It … Continue reading

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Friends stepped in

The possibility of pulling off a safari on our own was zero.  We needed a group if we were going to do it the way we wanted.  Mark Thornton Safaris was featured in an article in “The New York Times” … Continue reading

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Choosing a camera for a BIG photo opportunity (like a safari)

Our group planned the safari two years in advance, so we had ample time to think about what camera we would take with us.  We planned to do a walking safari  (best to have a lightweight camera), but we would … Continue reading

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Walking vs Driving?

We always prefer walking to driving – but how about on a safari?  A walking safari was an appealing option offered by Mark Thornton Safaris.  We emailed back and forth with Mark and decided our safari would be long enough … Continue reading

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