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We wrapped up the final leg of our Africa tour with a visit across the Botswana border to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, and some relaxation at the Elephant Hills Resort – where one night Jennie and I would be greeted by a cobra on the hallway floor – in fanned, full-strike position. Fortunately, we escaped [...]


Botswana was the setting for what would be one of our favorite parts of Africa. Following an evening on a private farm where we saw a traditional bushman dance by the San people, we made our way to Maun, which is known as the gateway to the Okavango Delta. Jennie, Suzie, our German friend Jutta, [...]


Our group consisted of seven others, all from Europe: two sisters from Italy (who surprisingly, shunned wine), a very sweet hippy-ish 70-year-old widow from Germany, two gregarious Belgian guys, a Swiss couple, and a South African German translator. Later in the tour, we would lose the Italians and the Swiss, and pick up a French [...]

South Africa

Our round-the-world journey began with an overnight flight to London, where after a couple days of the obligatory experiences such as Big Ben, the Tower, and meat pies, we were met by my sister, Suzie. As an exercise of endurance, Suzie landed, met us in London for a few hours, and then as a group [...]