On Safari Part 4 – Zanzibar

Like the Kenyan island of Lamu, where Lila and I were married, the island chain of Zanzibar is best known for its unique Swahili culture and strategic place in the Indian Ocean. Historically Zanzibar was an extremely important hub of trade from the East African country side, known particularly for its abundance of spices (hence the name “The Spice Island”), ivory, and most infamously slaves that were taken from the villages of East Africa to the ...

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On Safari Part 4 – Tanzania

With our truck clean and re-energized with a new crew of travelers, we departed Kenya and headed south once again – this time to the country of Tanzania. After twelve hours of spine jarring jolts and bumps on possibly the worst road we had traveled upon so far, and we reached the Tanzanian city of Arusha where we stocked up on supplies for the final stage of our safari.

Our first stop, the Ngorongoro Crater, the ...

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The King of Jordan

On Saturday morning Lila and I will be taking a boat across the Gulf of Aqaba, at the top of the Red Sea, to the country of Jordan. For those of you who don’t know much, if anything, about Jordan – this is a really cool intro video about the country and its young king. If you’re interested, there are four more parts ...

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On Safari Part 3 – Back to Kenya

Crossing back into Kenya we headed south passing through rolling hills and miles and miles of tea plantations. We stopped to camp on a working farm outside the town of Nakuru. Being at a much higher elevation then we had been before in Kenya, the air was cool and the landscape very green. The farm was owned by a British woman who was born and raised in Kenya. Aside from the many people she employed to run the dairy ...

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