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The Hippo and the Crocodile

A Folk Story from Botswana…. The hippo wanted to come live in a pool, but there was a crocodile there already. The hippo asked the croc if he could come live in the pool and the croc said, “But you … Continue reading

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The Last Stop

Must be getting use to it, neither of us hear the 5am call to prayer today. It’s OK because today we leave and the taxi is due to arrive at 10am. Seif the driver arrives right on time and we … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts

Birds There are so many birds here. Bland black and white ones with a 6 song repertoire, colorful orange and blue one, big ones, small ones, fast ones, slow ones, ground bound ones and ones that soar with the clouds. … Continue reading

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Serengeti

We sit on our low balcony at the Olduvai Lodge looking out over the Serengeti and it is peaceful and beautiful. Two Thompson Gazelles wander within binocular range, they are a joy to watch. Petite, light on their feet and … Continue reading

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An Omen

We are going to Africa, soon. Today I get up late (7am). I head straight to the front door to get the newspaper. On the lawn is a elephant. Not large, but none the less an elephant. It is dark … Continue reading

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Test Pack

I say to Murray that we should do a test pack to see where we are at with stuff and volume. Murray beats me into our new rather tiny library, spreads his suitcase out on the floor and takes up … Continue reading

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Ouch

Today is the day we have been waiting for. The anticipation has been so thick you could cut the air with a knife. Today is the day we get to go to Alberta’s Travellers’ Health Services. Kidding aside, it is … Continue reading

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Stonetown on a Whim

After a long process of finding a place to rest and relax in the north of Zanzibar. I started researching a place to stay in Stonetown. I thought this might be easy. There are lots of places but there should … Continue reading

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North Zanzibar

After some further investigation we have decided to search for accommodation in the Nungwi or Matemwe area. It seems that the Mnemba atoll is very good to dive at. I have found several hotels in those areas worth investigating so … Continue reading

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A Packing Challenge

We have read  that there are tight restrictions on luggage size and weight for some airlines in Africa. If a person has too much luggage, he/she will get charged for an extra seat or for freight. We have also read … Continue reading

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