Author Archives: KGB

A Tribute From Ethiopia

Day 82: Leaving Africa Just before leaving Addis Ababa, I found out that my Sudan visa was denied by the Sudanese embassy in Ethiopia. Sudan makes it very difficult for Americans to visit and we need special invitation from the … Continue reading

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The Last Tribes of Africa

Day 73: Leaving Addis Ababa I’ve spent the last three weeks traveling from Nairobi, Kenya to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Internet is nearly nonexistent in rural Ethiopia, and where it is available, it takes 45 minutes to download one email. Hence … Continue reading

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The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Day 50: Leaving Nairobi After leaving Dar es Salaam ten days ago, we headed for northern Tanzania and the Great Rift Valley —  one of the most amazing places on Earth. Words can’t describe how spectacular the Serengeti is, so … Continue reading

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The Road to Zanzibar

Day 40: Leaving Dar es Salaam The road to Zanzibar from Zimbabwe runs through Mozambique, Malawi, Tanzania, and lots and lots and lots of driving. After leaving Harare, we drove two hours to the border between Zimbabwe and Mozambique, expecting … Continue reading

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Great Zimbabwe, A Poor Trillionaire

Day 29: Leaving Zimbabwe The last week in Zimbabwe has been nothing but spectacular. Zimbabwe is a beautiful country, and there are so many reasons to visit. Unfortunately, this country – once the breadbasket of Africa, the “land of milk … Continue reading

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In the Middle of the Night

Day 21: Welcome to Zimbabwe First off, thanks to all of you who have emailed me about the crisis brewing in Egypt. Rest assured that we are monitoring the situation, and we will make sure it is safe before we … Continue reading

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Don’t Try This At Home

Day 8 (of 141): The last seven days have been epic, very fun and totally unexpected. I came into this trip without any expectations, and that’s how I plan on going for the rest of the trip, because it’s always … Continue reading

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Goodbye Cape Town, Hello Cairo!

So this is it, I’m leaving Cape Town tomorrow morning and heading for Cairo, and I’m super excited! With all luck, I should arrive there sometime in mid-May. Here is the route I’m taking through 11 countries: People ask me … Continue reading

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Things that are out of place

I’ve spent the last ten days in the bush in South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe, and my oh my, the animals we’ve seen! My bush ranger taught me that to find animals in the bush, I must look out for … Continue reading

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Happy 2011 From the Bush!

Three weeks into my trip from Cape Town to Cairo, I’m finally getting around to my first blog entry. This is not for lack of wanting to write, but has been almost entirely due to poor internet connectivity. After all, … Continue reading

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