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

Myanmar, Part 5: Inle Lake

Inle Lake, Myanmar–Inn Dein Pagodas2

I hope you aren’t tired of Myanmar and Inle Lake yet, because we had another amazing day here. Plus you’ve had few days to recover from Myanmar overload! As we arrived at the main hotel building, we received a special good morning greeting from the Butterfly Lovers, a Burmese Romeo and Juliet. Aren’t they gorgeous? I’ve been tellingRead more

Myanmar, Part 4: Inle Lake

Inle Lake, Myanmar–Na Phe Chaung Monastery Buddha

Let’s continue our visit to Myanmar’s lovely Inle Lake. As our longboats pulled into ourhotel dock, we had a very special welcoming committee. These adorable children dressed in colorful outfits greeted us with choruses of “Mingalabar!” and showers of rose petals. Turns out the children are from a nearby orphanage which Don visited during ourRead more