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Africa

Victoria Falls
Zambia

Africa: Victoria Falls

Mosi-oa-Tunya, or Smoke that Thunders as it is known by indigenous peoples of Africa, was discovered by Scottish missionary and explorer David Livingstone in 1855. He renamed and claimed this largest curtain of water in the world for Queen Victoria…

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Victoria & Alfred Duncan Dock on Table Bay
Africa

South Africa

Note to readers:  My Chinese friends, Zhu Xiaojian (Julia) and Yixian, recently visited South Africa. Julia’s English is excellent; however, we thought it would be fun to have both the English and Chinese versions. The Republic of South Africa, located…

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Uganda

Follow-up on Mountain Gorillas

Lots happening with the Mountain Gorillas. One day after FAB’s publicaton of Fyllis Hockman’s blog, Trekking Mountain Gorillas in Uganda, NPR published Alexandra Starr’s, Congolese Activists Honored for Fighting Oil Exploration in Virunga National Park. In her article, Ms. Starr…

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A close-up encounter from the experience of the other ElderTrekkers
Uganda

Trekking Mountain Gorillas in Uganda

The eight of us huddled together, warned repeatedly to stay close and keep quiet. A soft cough escaped from one of our party and the guide looked immediately askance. Coughing and sneezing were very much frowned upon. If you’re scraped…

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