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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 [...]