My weak video of my attempt to Great White Shark dive in South Africa. An effort that failed, alas. Will have to try again soon.
One of the incredibly fun events I was able to stumble across on my trip was the Wellington Sevens Rugby Tournament. It is an international tournament of seven-man rugby teams. The great thing, aside from the action, is that almost all the fans show up in full costume. Incredible party […]
The phrase “TIA” (This is Africa) was made popular in the States by the movie “Blood Diamond,” of which, as a sidenote, I was a pretty big fan of. Check it out if you haven’t seen it. TIA basically is just a way of saying that things work, or more […]
I guess I should preface this semi-rant by saying I am one of the least judgmental people on the planet. Whatever floats your boat, as long as it isn’t hurting others, is fine by me. But I’m really never going to be much of a fan of intolerance and the […]
It is amazing how much range he can get out of this traditional Mongolian instrument, a horse fiddle. It has only two strings. A two stringed bass guitar type thing. Amazing. And the additional sounds he gets from his “throat music” makes this incredible.
I can’t wait to go back. Mongolia is a beautiful country, which I only got to mostly witness from the train windows. The people are friendly and given better weather, there is a ton of stuff I want to do here.
Sorry its been so long between me writing here. Having my computer going on the fritz has set me back, especially with pictures. The damn thing works one day and then not for two days. And back and forth. In any case, here are some various notes from some of […]
17 Norias (water wheels) that date back to Ottoman times in the city, which is in Syria. When they are in use, they make a distinctive sound….The famous norias of Hamah, Syria — basically huge water wheels, but the sound is very distinctive.
at one point on our four day desert odyssey in Sudan, our driver decided to take a route that was a bit off the main road. According to his GPS directions, we were supposed to hug close to the rail line between Khartoum and Wadi Haffi.