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Nowhere have boundaries seemed more present, at least in our limited travels through the world, than in the town of Soweto, South Africa. As we rode in a van with our guide on a Sunday afternoon in Soweto searching for … Continue reading
It’s just nature’s way, of course. But when you come upon one of these magnificent creatures carefully hidden in a monochromatic natural setting, you can’t help but suck in your breath as if you’ve seen a lion on safari or … Continue reading
Nature’s plan to blend even the biggest, boldest of animals into the landscape works well. So well, in fact, that coming (surprisedly) upon this kingly fellow — mostly of one colour — had all of us in the safari Jeep … Continue reading
One of the prettiest places to be in the great outdoors is Thornybush Game Preserve, South Africa. Our jeep pulled into an open spot on the plain so we could toast sundown with friends and revel in the fact that we … Continue reading
It seemed ordinary. An early-morning Jeep ride through a game preserve near Kruger National Park. Not much in sight. Not many sounds. But when the driver veered near this watering hole, something we’d never seen before unfolded in front of us. A … Continue reading
Our guide said it was unusual. Unusual to see a baby giraffe nursing from its mother. But we have no idea if it were an unusual sighting or not. After all, it was our first and possibly only safari. But … Continue reading
While on safari near Kruger National Park at sundown, we came upon a cheetah quite unexpectedly. She was perched atop a grassy mound, seated above the top of our jeep, sensing our presence. Our driver turned the motor off, allowing us … Continue reading
Table Mountain, the iconic flat-topped mountain towering 3,558 feet above Cape Town, South Africa, literally begs to be seen from above. Some climb. Others (some 23 million people to date) have ascended via Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, a rotating lift … Continue reading
A dream deferred: Political unrest delays Habitat build in Lesotho.
For those of you who read our post — A dream deferred: Political unrest delays Habitat build in Lesotho — you can imagine how excited we were to open an email from Kelle Shultz, Director of Habitat for Humanity Knoxville. … Continue reading