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  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 [...]

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