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Africa

Egypt, Qena

Qena, Egypt: Dendara Temple

Qena, located 39 miles (62 km) north of Luxor, has a population of 1.3 million people. Sugarcane and bananas are the main agriculture product. They produce aluminum. Qena is best known as the the gateway to some of the best…

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Cairo, Egypt

Cairo, Egypt

Modern Cairo, known as the Mother of the World, is a city of 19 million people and 2.5 million cars. In the 900’s, Cairo, originally known as Fustat, was a key location in the spice trade.  Many peoples and cultures…

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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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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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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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