After a night's stay in the Serengeti and a visit to a Maasai village, we slept at the edge of Tanzania's Ngorongoro Crater. We’d yet to lay eyes on this masterpiece of cohesiveness over 3 million years old, and still the energy of the earth was undeniable. Here are the stories and photos.
To visit the Serengeti is to observe a world you've never before known. A short poem, a plethora of photos. Get ready to discover Tanzania's Endless Plains
In the most simple of ways, here's a look at Ugandan firsts for our overland tour-goers. From zip lining to noshing on Nutella Rolex, there were a whole lot of firsts during our time in Uganda. Author's note : The photos may be better than the writing in this one. You be the judge!
Myanmar is a gem of a country. Some of these gems appear in the wide open spaces, and others remain hidden by jungles, lost history, and untold tales. My ‘someday’ return will take me to those places farther from Yangon’s center. From art centers to Yangon's Secretariat Building to Bago's golden palaces and stupas, I was able to discover several gems close to home, and to return with a group of 50 students in tow. Here is your chance to witness Yangon's Golden Gems.
A time of celebrations for all ages, Chinese New Year is alive and well in Yangon’s Chinatown with Dragon Dances leading to Lion Dances. Surrounded by glutinous rice snacks and wishes of prosperity, an abundance of photos and videos capture this annual tradition at its best! A new favorite holiday!
“Come with us. We’re going for tea,” the wife chimed in. I obliged and after sipping lahpet while sitting street side on plastic chairs, was taken on a whirlwind adventure throughout the Buddhist Temples and Monaseries of Myanmar - with plenty more tea stops along the way!
Day One, the first words I wrote were as follows : “What. The f.… Have you done? What draws you to smelly sewers, squatty potties and dead dogs?” On Day 187, I tried to talk myself into staying and it worked so well, I could barely pull my own self away. Get ready for Life in Yangon, Myanmar!