Tweet I’m going to South Africa. And I am pretty damn excited. For those of you new to this site, let me give you a brief recap of my previous African experience during my round-the-world trip. I left home in late 2008 in an attempt to circle the globe without ever getting on an airplane. [...]
Tweet I simply had more fun that I would have ever imagined (simply because I never would have imagined it to start with) during my four day train ride from Zambia to Dar es Saleem was when the train would stop and villagers would just pour out of their homes to come greet everyone on [...]
Tweet I really enjoyed my time traveling overland through Sudan. After some up and down times in Ethiopia, Sudan was a welcome relief (which surprised all of us that were traveling together). Because of Sudan’s oil reserves and corresponding Chinese investment, things actually worked there. Our overland truck took four days to drive through the [...]
All in all, I couldn’t recommend a wildlife experience much higher than this one. When you see their eyes or their hands or their feet, you are so clearly looking at a close relative. It is eerie.
Tweet My thanks to the Huffington Post for allowing me to blog for them. This is the first blog that I did for them: My HuffPost blog and this is my profile on their website. I should be posting something up there every couple of weeks. On my forty-first birthday in late 2008, I left [...]
Tweet Climbing Kilimanjaro was the most difficult, and best, thing I’ve yet done in my 42 years. It was simply incredible. Given that I’d made a promise to myself that I’d get one tattoo per continent, my choice for Africa was simple — I needed a tattoo of Kili. So, here is the explanation of [...]
An unexpectedly great moment in Zanzibar, when I asked to take a photo of some kids on the beach.
Tweet When I was in Namibia, I took a three day trip down to the Namib Park dunes. Right outside the park was the tiny, tiny town of Solitaire. It was one of those seven building sleepy towns. We stopped at the gas station to fill up and get some soft drinks for the campsite. [...]