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Rhinos in South Africa

2018-01-05T18:09:21+00:00 October 30th, 2017|Africa, South Africa|

About those rhino horns. They are made of keratin, just like a fingernail. DEMAND: Mostly from China and Vietnam, where for centuries people think they cure everything from cancer to snake bites to hangovers. Medical [...]

Kruger Safari

2018-01-05T17:53:01+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Africa, South Africa|

Kruger National Park is HUGE, almost four times as large as Grand Canyon National Park.  It's a brutal buffet scene, where a placid environment can turn violent before your eyes.  Nature's cleanup committee prevents viruses from [...]

Apartheid in South Africa

2017-12-22T00:08:28+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Africa, South Africa|

Apartheid was a system of racial segregation and discrimination in South Africa from 1948 to 1991.  The disturbing goal was to institutionalize a separation between white European settlers and ethnically diverse natives and slave populations.  [...]

Cape Town, South Africa

2017-12-21T19:55:18+00:00 October 1st, 2017|Africa, South Africa|

Cape Town is regularly in the top ten list of cities in the world  http://www.travelandleisure.com/worlds-best/cities#cape-town-south-africa-table-mountain and after spending about 10 days there, we can see why!  Spectacular location, melting pot culture, great food, dramatic history, mild [...]

Seychelles Wildlife

2017-12-21T18:38:07+00:00 September 20th, 2017|Africa, Seychelles|

Giant tortoises are among the longest-lived animals on the planet.  The oldest one now is 175 years old.  Locals keep smaller ones as pets, as well as a garbage disposal for anything compostable.

Ghana

2017-12-17T00:32:40+00:00 September 15th, 2017|Africa, Ghana|

Ghana has huge challenges in basic sanitation and education.  Only one in seven homes has an indoor toilet.  Twenty percent of people defecate outside.  Clean drinking water is scarce.  Education is free through age 11, [...]