Tanzania–Visit to a Masai Village

Tanzania Ngorongoro Crater Masai Men In Front Of Huts

As if seeing all the animals wasn’t enough for one day, after lunch we left the crater and visited a Masai village. On the way, however, we were treated to this tree full of monkeys. At the village we were welcomed warmly and gathered to watch several traditional activities, such as this welcome dance in the videoRead more

Tanzania–Our Day in the Ngorongoro Crater

Tanzania–Ngorongoro Crater Thomson's Gazelles

Jamba–hello in Swahili–from the Ngorongoro Crater. On the drive to the crater floor we had a Swahili lesson, learning phrases to help us on our game drive: Si mama–stop for a photo opp, sawa sawa–OK, and twen-de–we’re done, let’s move on. And of course: Asante–thank you,; karibo–you’re welcome, and kwahare—good-bye. Our day in the crater started bright and early—earlyRead more

Tanzania and the Ngorongoro Crater

Tanzania–Ngorongoro Crater Lodge Panorama

After our day in India, off we went early the next morning for our 7+ hour flight to Tanzania, landing at the Kilimanjaro airport. Our flight crew was appropriately dressed to welcome us as we boarded in Agra. What a fun group they are! Unfortunately we were unable to do a fly-over to view MountRead more

Agra, India–Taj Mahal

At The Taj Mahal 2

We left Yangon, Myanmar, and flew to Agra, India to see the Taj Mahal—but not without seeing one more pagoda! Rest easy, dear friends, I am not going to subject you to more pagoda pictures. Even though the Shwedagon Pagoda is Myanmar’s largest, it isn’t that different in style from Shwezigon in Bagan. (If you feelRead more