A Village Visit in Namibia


Tweet A very memorable village visit in Africa was the Ju/Hoansi-San Village (San Bushmen) in Namibia.   The San Bushmen are indigenous people of southern Africa which spans parts of South Africa, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Mozambique, Swaziland, Botswana, Namibia, and Angola.  Traditionally they …

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Top 10 Things to Do in Cape Town


Tweet Cape Town is a beautiful port city on the western side of South Africa.  The pristine beaches and the iconic image of Table Mountain are just a few images that capture the livelihood of Cape Town.  South Africa had …

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A Village Visit in Malawi


Tweet Malawi, a landlocked country bordered by Zambia, Tanzania, and Mozambique, is among the poorest countries in Africa.  Fortunately we had a chance to visit a local village about 10 km away from our campsite, Luwawa Forest Lodge in northern Malawi.  …

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Top 10 Highlights of My 51-Day Trip in South America


Tweet Imagine hearing samba music in the distance.  The drums. The rhythmic beat.  Just listening to the music sounds exotic.  Samba is very popular in Brazil, but the seductive dance moves are prevalent in many countries in South America.  From the Andes …

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Top 10 Things to Do in Rio de Janeiro


Tweet My last destination of South America was Rio de Janeiro (“Rio”), Brazil and I found this city to be the perfect end to my travels.  As I relaxed on the beaches, Barry Manilow’s song “Copacabana” was the first tune …

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Short break into Uruguay


Tweet As I look back into my travels into Uruguay, it was a world-wind of a trip for plenty of reasons: Total of 5 days were spent in the country. Three places were visited:  Colonia, Montevideo, Estancia stay. I have encountered …

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Shall we dance…the tango?


Tweet Shall we dance…123? By chance, as we were walking along the streets of Mendoza, Argentina, we stumbled upon the Teatro Independencia (“Independence Theatre.”) As we peered through the ticket window, we saw a banner for a tango festival on …

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