Fez, Morocco

Recently I’ve had a couple of friends plan trips to Morocco, so I’ve shared with them some thoughts about Fez from a trip summary I wrote in 2006. I went to Fez in January 2006 and my notes are below. – Wandering the city without a guide was relatively simple. There is now a system […]

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East Africa travel agents

I meant to write this information before I left for Africa, but then I got busy and then went on the trip and well….I forgot until today when someone asked me for a review of the agents I used for my African trip. I used two agents for my trip Enchanting Africa for everything but the […]

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LA Times Mahale Article

A friend sent me this story that ran in the LA Times back in July. Although the author clearly had a lot more interaction with the chimps than I did, I think that the experience was still terrific and worthwhile. They stayed at the same lodge as I did, but the manager, assistant manager and […]

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Mahale final day

On the final full day at Mahale I once again awoke to watch the sunrise over the beach. Even though I hadn’t really seen the chimps yet, I was very content with just being in a beautiful setting and being fully relaxed and at peace. Who knew what the day would bring, but it didn’t […]

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Mahale part 2

The second day at Mahale we awoke to nice weather, a hearty breakfast, and the unfortunate news that the chimps had moved south to an area that was difficult for people access and also heavily infested with Buffalo Beans. These are a vine whose beans have small hair like fibers which “stick” to skin on […]

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Initial photos

I’m on a really slow PC and trying to sort through my almost 4 GB worth of photos is proving daunting, so I’m going to wait until I get back to Boston. For now I’ve uploaded a couple of the better photos that I could quickly extract. These are unedited raw photos for now. To […]

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Gorilla tourism

While I was browsing the news on CNN.com today, I came across this 5 minutes long story (UPDATE now requires CNN Pipeline subscription) about the Congo’s gorillas and the hope that tourism might help them in the war torn country. Given my recent trip it was very relevant. The video explains the plight the gorillas face as […]

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Mahale part 1

After 4 weeks of being on the road I returned to London on Tuesday. It was a long 29 hour trip from the camp at Mahale to the flat in London involving a boat, single engine prop plane, jeeps, big jet, and subway and so as you can imagine I was a bit tired when […]

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Update

The trip has been wonderful so far. While the realities of city life are so far away I’ve found time to spend hours just looking at scenery. I wonder why people don’t do it more often. Two more weeks have gone by and with them 4 more main stops. As my computer access time is […]

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Kenyan experiences

A little over a week into my trip now and I feel like I’ve left everything behind and am really enjoying not knowing what day it is or thinking ahead much more than what I’ll be eating for my next meal. There is a lot to share from my experiences so far, but as I’m […]

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