Tag Archives: Africa

Lalibela: Ethiopia’s Hidden Treasure

Lalibela…the name rolls off the tongue, sounding melodic and mysterious; the experience will meet all expectations. It literally means

Posted in Africa, Ethiopia | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Up Close and Personal in Shark Alley

If you have ever watched “Shark Week” on the Discovery Channel, you know that Walker Bay, on the southern coast of South Africa, is the home of “Shark Alley”, a favorite hunting ground for the Great White Sharks. We tried … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, South Africa | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Shiraz in South Africa

Shiraz vines grow not three feet from our patio at La Petite Ferme. Up close, you can see the green grapes start to ripen. However, as you look further, the rows stretch out and blend into a carpet of green … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, South Africa | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Amazing Cape Peninsula, South Africa

The “White tablecloth” was just beginning to cover Table Mountain when we arrived. That is what the locals call the white clouds that rest on the top and sides of Capetown’s most notable landmark.

Posted in Africa, South Africa | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Chobe…The Home of Elephants in Botswana

Known for its elephants, Chobe National Park boasts 60,000 of these amazing animals. At this time of year, the park could actually rename itself “Chobe Maternity Ward for Elephants”. We have seen hundreds of these lumbering giants and most of … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Botswana | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Tacos in Madagascar?

Many of you know that Caite and I were going to cook lunch for the families of Dr. Hary and Dr. Edwige (the two doctors she works with) using a stove with only 2 burners, no oven and no refrigerator. … Continue reading

Posted in Africa | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Back to Mandritsara, Madagascar

I love the way the soft Malagasy winter sun brushes my cheek. In Chicago, this would be a glorious spring day, but for me it is pure joy. Travel to Madagascar is complicated at best, let alone trying to get … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Madagascar | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

In Search of the Elusive Fosa in Madagascar

We drove through the Avenue de Baobabs, one of the most photographed sites in Madagascar. The giant trees, with stubby, root-like branches line the road majestically as they welcome travelers on their way to the Kirindy Forest.

Posted in Africa, Madagascar | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sunset on the Mozambique Channel

We were startled awake at 3:15 am this morning by the poultry chorus. The rooster outside our beach bungalow began the choir with a cock-a doodle-doo that a series of ready roosters were willing to echo in succession up and … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Madagascar | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Amazing Feats of Lemurs

We are eyewitnesses and can attest to the fact that lemurs can actually dance. While at the Berenty Reserve in southern Madagascar, we were able to see the ring tail lemurs, who mew like kittens, the red-fronted brown lemur, who … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Lemurs, Madagascar | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment