remembering one hundred days and one million in rwanda

There will be no humanity without forgiveness. There will be no forgiveness without justice. But justice will be impossible without humanity. The above quote is from Yolande...

lake nakuru, kenya: a flamingo-lover’s paradise

Kenya is indeed one of the most spectacular places on earth to see an abundance of wildlife. The Big Five usually get the fanfare:...

african tea, oh how i missed you

When the airplane doors opened at Kigali airport, I was instantly hit with the sounds and smells of East Africa. No, that is not...

the incredible people, places and biodiversity of uganda

Sadly, the mountain gorillas did not have wifi after all. However, now back at flyingnorthblog international headquarters after seventeen hours in the air, I...

the sudan national museum in khartoum

At the confluence of the White Nile and the Blue Nile can be found the largest and most visited museum in Sudan, the National...

the mountain gorillas of the bwindi impenetrable rainforest in uganda [video]

Tracking the gorillas at the Bwindi Impenetrable rainforest in southwestern Uganda is not what one might think. One may imagine, as I did, that...

the elephants of lake edward, uganda [video]

Within Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park lies Lake Edward, the smallest of the African Great Lakes. On my second day in the park, I...

christmas at the great mosque in touba, senegal

As I am not much for the gross display of capitalism during the consumer holiday known as Christmas, I like to travel during this...

a place in saint louis, senegal tailor made for flyingnorth

During my travels in Senegal, as usual I was on the lookout for places that would inspire me to write a blog post. Those...

tea with the colobus monkeys

During my travels in Rwanda, I saw miles and miles of tea plantations. Against the orange dirt and bright blue sky the green was...

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