Archive for November, 2015

The Elephants are Coming! Xigera and Duma Tau

There were many things that impressed me about the trip to Africa that Town and Country Travel (T&C) booked for us.  One thing that impressed me most was how well everything was coordinated.  There was never a wasted minute. When it was time to leave the Xigera camp and fly to Duma Tau we didn’t miss a beat. We went on the morning animal drive, got back in time for brunch, flew to Duma Tau, and then went ...

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Adventures in the Okavango River Delta

When I think of deltas, I think of the Mississippi, the Amazon, and being from California the Sacramento Delta. But the Okavango is different.  It is an inland delta rather than the sea level terminus of a major river. The source of water for the delta is the Okavango River with its head waters in the Angolan highlands. The river flows out on to the Kalahari Desert where it eventually disappears into the sand.  This unique wetland is ...

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Welcome to Africa!

Dubai is a place I’ve always wanted to see, but figured I would never get there. The architecture was amazing.  With unlimited funds available it’s a place where architects build their dreams. Our first stop was the Burj Khalifa. At 828 meters (2,715 ft.) it is the tallest building in the world.  They only let the public up to the 148th floor of its 160 floors. It’s pretty amazing being surrounded by 60 story buildings that look like ...

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We’ll Blow It Up If We Have To!

 We were less than three miles from Clamecy. The weather was perfect for our grand arrival. Okay, our arrival may not have been all that exciting for anyone else, but it was big deal for us. We continued up the Canal du Nivernais, but came to a lifting bridge where we had to stop. Usually there is a VNF employee on hand to operate this type of bridge, but this one was different. I maneuvered Rabelo over to ...

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