Rhinos in South Africa

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

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

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

October 1st, 2017|Africa, South Africa|

Cape Town is regularly in the top ten list of cities in the world and after spending about 10 days there, we can see why!  Spectacular location, melting pot culture, great food, dramatic history, mild [...]

Seychelles Wildlife

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.


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, [...]

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