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Entries from August 2006

Tanzania (8/25-8/27)

August 28th, 2006 · No Comments

After relaxing in Zanzibar, we landed in mainland Tanzania for quick safari trip to Ngorongoro Crater, but not before first visiting a nearby village of Ng’iresi for a glimpse into the lifestyle of the semi-nomadic Tanzanian Maasai. It was just amazing.For photos, click here. Tanzania Kimberly For this portion of our trip, we had pre-booked […]

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Zanzibar (8/21-8/24)

August 25th, 2006 · No Comments

Oh wow, Zanzibar! It sounds totally exotic and intriguing, right? Well it is amazing! We had only four days, but were able to explore two very different parts of this “Spice Island” in the country of Tanzania. First, the city of Stone Town, with its Arab architecture, street market, and intricately carved doors. Then, the […]

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Winelands, Whale Country, & Garden Route (8/18-8/20)

August 21st, 2006 · No Comments

East from Cape Town, we drove along the southern coast in South Africa while detouring through wine country, scenic towns, and coastal parks.For pictures, click here. Franschhoek & Garden Route Daniel We left Cape Town and spent the first couple hours driving along the scenic coastal highway on our way to South Africa’s wine country. […]

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Cape Town (8/14-8/17)

August 18th, 2006 · No Comments

We landed in Cape Town one day early – and looking back very thankful that we did. Cape Town and the surrounding region is packed full of history, natural beauty, and amazing cuisine! We finally started using the video function on our little camera, so there are tons of great videos from this part of […]

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Namibia (8/11-8/13)

August 14th, 2006 · No Comments

Bright, vivid sand dunes were the highlight of our stay in Namibia. We hope we captured at least a fraction of the colorful contrasts amid the blue skys and burnt-sienna dunes. Pictures here. Namibia Daniel We landed in Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, and explored the scene around town. We pretty much saw all we […]

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Johannesburg (8/9)

August 10th, 2006 · No Comments

We had only a half a day to really spend in Johannesburg, so we barely scratched the surface…even though we flew through the Jburg airport several times… Contrary to what other fellow travelers had warned us about security/safety concerns and “nothing to see,” we found the city to be interesting and wish we had spent […]

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Victoria Falls (8/6-8/9)

August 10th, 2006 · No Comments

Thundering waterfalls, rainbows, and beautiful scenery along the Zambezi river – Victoria Falls was a nice change of pace from the dry wilderness in Kruger. For some shots of the falls click here. Victoria Falls Daniel We hop-scotched our way into Livingstone, Zambia to spend a few relaxing days to admire the famous Victoria Falls. […]

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Kruger (8/2-8/4)

August 5th, 2006 · No Comments

We’ve arrived in Africa!!! And headed off on our first safari. Read below for our adventures with rhinos, elephants, and lions…and what it’s like to go on safari with Dallas Mavericks’ coach, Avery Johnson. For photos, click here. Kimberly Oh wow, our first safari! It was amazing! We were originally supposed to visit Kruger National […]

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Bangkok (7/29-8/1)

August 1st, 2006 · No Comments

Read below for fun tidbits of our 3 days in Bangkok: markets, tailors, and a “Touchy Feely” heart-to-heart with one of my dad’s Taiwanese business partners. For photos, click here. Arriving in Bangkok was a huge culture shock for us, and we weren’t expecting it! We hadn’t realized how acclimated we had become to the […]

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