Nature

Best Walking With Rhino Experience In Africa:

There may be others, but I had the good fortune of walking with rhinos in 3 different African countries; Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Uganda. Which one was best? For me they were all tremendous experiences and of course you are in nature so a visit today could be very different from one tomorrow. I will try …

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Spring Flowers On the Camino:

Each of the seasons has its own appeal but Spring is a particularly beautiful time to walk The Camino. Most of these photos were taken walking the past few days around Muxia on The Camino de Santiago and The Camino de Faros(Lighthouses). I got a bit carried away and added some other flower photos from …

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The Galapagos Seymour Island

Last morning on The Galapagos. A beautiful sunrise viewed from top of our boat, San Jacinto. Then a walk on Seymour Island with scores of birds including blue footed Boobies and mating Frigate Birds with the males exhibiting their desires via their blown up red sacks. And of course just before boarding our Zodiac for …

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Quilotoa Loop Trek Days 2-5; Stuck in Isinlivi at Llullu (baby) Llama Inn

These long stays don’t happen too often on our long walks. But it’s a bit of paradise here and why not stay a few days. Llulu Lama is one of the finest Eco-Lodge experiences I’ve had the pleasure of enjoying. There are numerous mountain day walks. Breakfast and dinner are included and excellent as well …

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Quilotoa Loop Trek: Day 1 Sighos to Isinlivi

 January, 2022. We departed Hostel Cafe Tiana in Latacunga in time to catch the 8AM bus to Sighos. About 2 hours later, in Sighos, we started the walk 11K walk, 600 meter ascent to Isinlivi. Sighos seemed like a nice small town nestled in the mountains surrounded by lush green hills and valleys. The main …

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An African Sunset

Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe    A 4 month overland journey  from Nairobi, Kenya to Cape Town, South Africa. ————- A couple days in the heart of Africa. Cruising Lake Kariba for two days on a large houseboat in northern Zimbabwe.     There is nothing quite like an African sunset I thought over the grasslands of …

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Walking with Rhinos In The Path of The Bushmen

Sat with Curt, our guide, as we drove a large open safari truck into Zimbabwe’s Matobo National Park. He explained that there are only 10,000 white Rhinos remaining in Africa where there were once 14 million. Somewhere in the middle of the jungle, we left the truck and continued into the bush on foot. With …

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Victoria Falls; One of 7 Natural Wonders of the World-2017

Victoria Falls offers one of the world’s most awe inspiring natural spectacles. Forming the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia flows the mighty Zambezi River. The Kololo Tribe living nearby named it ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ (The Smoke That Thunders) hundreds of years ago. David Livingstone of Stanley and Livingstone fame, named the Falls after Queen Victoria, upon seeing …

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Naturopathic Treatments in Nepal

Returned to Community Nature Care Naturopathy Hospital in Rajahar, Nepal. The Hospital uses totally natural treatments for healing all kinds of ailments from a sore throat to thyroid and kidney problems as well as cancer. I went more for proactive reasons to maintain good health and keep my body fit allowing me to walk long …

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Magical Day with Elephants near Sen Monorom, Cambodia

Spent a Magical Day hanging with elephants at the Elephant Valley Project near Sen Monorom. During the morning we walked with and observed one group and followed a second group in the afternoon. While I have been amidst a herd of 100+ elephants in Africa and ridden and bathed with elephants in Asia, this was a …

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Ayahuasca Tea Ceremony-Colombia

i was having dinner at La Serrana Hostel after doing one of the most spectacular day hikes ever, Valle de Corcora in Salento, Columbia. I sat down to dinner and happened to pick a seat next to Yukon Mike from Dawson City, Canada. Mike is a 40 year old gold prospector looking to open a …

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