Monthly Archives: January 2006

Exploring Hemingway’s Green Hills of Africa

We are spending several days in the Chyulu Hills. These are Hemingway’s “green hills of Africa” and they are spectacular. Campi Ya Kanzi is run by an Italian couple, Luca and Antonella, in partnership with the local Maasai tribe who … Continue reading

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Amboseli National Park, Kenya

Amboseli National Park sits at the foot of Mt Kilimanjaro, and is known as home to elephants in Kenya. We saw more animals than we could possibly count, including great herds of elephant, zebra, wildebeest, and various antelope. In the … Continue reading

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Sleeping in a Treehouse, Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi. We were greeted by a herd of zebras on the side of the road as we left Nairobi airport last Saturday. Nairobi is very modern with most buildings less than 100 years old. The British influence is very strong, … Continue reading

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Abu Simbel, Egypt

Apparently, Ramses II liked himself quite well, as he dedicated several temples and monuments to himself. Yesterday, we flew from Cairo to Abu Simbel, 25 miles north of the Sudan border to see his temple there. The temple itself is … Continue reading

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Winter in Cairo Makes Me Smile

Winter in Cairo makes me smile. Who wouldn’t smile, sitting in the sunshine, drinking white coffee at the Khan el Khalili (open air market) and watching the vast diversity people who pass by. At noon, the minaret of the mosque … Continue reading

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