Monday, July 30, 2012

Namibia: Land of Sand and Diamonds

"Namib" means "vast place," and the desert lands of Namibia really puts the "namib" in Namibia.  We spent a week exploring Namibia, visiting the oldest and tallest sand dunes in the world, some of the richest diamond fields in the world, and lots and lots of vast, empty spaces.



Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Etosha National Park: A Do-It-Yourself Safari

 Welcome to Etosha National Park, in northern Namibia.  Etosha is a large wildlife sanctuary, where wooded plains filled with 150 species of large mammals surround a vast salt-desert depression.  We embarked on a safari in Etosha in our rental car, without a guide.  Click the link to see how we fared

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Okavango Delta: A Safari That's All Wet

Welcome to the Okavango Delta in Botswana, which is one of the world's largest inland waterways and home to over 250,000 large mammals.  During our four days in the area, we saw the Delta from a helicopter, a motor boat, a canoe, on foot, and from a tent.  Click the link to read more about our safari in the Okavango Delta.


Thursday, July 12, 2012

Nepal: Top of the World


Welcome to Nepal, home of stupas and sherpas, yaks and yetis, trekkers and the tallest mountains in the world.  Click the link to read about our nine-day visit to Nepal.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Life and Death in India: Same As It Ever Was

This post focuses on our experiences of daily life (and death) in India--especially in Varanasi, which is the oldest continuously-inhabited city in the world.