On the Road Again, To Israel

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Share this…emailFacebookPinterestTwitterGreetings, dear friends, I know it has been a while since my last post. I was sidetracked by a very successful hip replacement and then the September 7 birth of my grandson Zachary Joseph Freiwald! Don and I are now in Israel. This won’t be a typical sightseeing tour, as we are going onRead more

Petra, Jordan

Petra–Al Khazneh, The Treasury

Share this…emailFacebookPinterestTwitterAh Petra! Nicknamed the Rose City and one of the wonders of the world, Petra is a vast city carved into rock by the Nabateans, an ancient Arab civilization. Don and I had been to Petra in 2008 on a day trip, crossing from Eilat, Israel into Jordan. We’d had a less than wonderfulRead more

Tanzania–Visit to a Masai Village

Share this…emailFacebookPinterestTwitterAs 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 theRead more

Tanzania–Our Day in the Ngorongoro Crater

Tanzania–Ngorongoro Crater Thomson's Gazelles

Share this…emailFacebookPinterestTwitterJamba–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 brightRead more

Tanzania and the Ngorongoro Crater

Tanzania–Ngorongoro Crater Lodge Panorama

Share this…emailFacebookPinterestTwitterAfter 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 viewRead more