Author Archives: KGB

What’s your gift?

A message from the past and unexpected closure. Continue reading

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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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