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...

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:...

koyasan and the daito, or great pagoda

Koyasan, Japan is a center of Buddhist study and practice, located in the Wakayama Prefecture at an elevation of approximately 900 meters above...

the metéora monasteries of central greece

On a camping trip through northern Greece a few years back with some Italian friends, we happened upon a world heritage site that I...

the reality of tracking mountain gorillas in the bwindi impenetrable rainforest, uganda

As I mentioned in a prior post, the reality of tracking the critically endangered mountain gorilla in the Bwindi Impenetrable Rainforest in southwestern Uganda...

cappadocia, turkey: the reason everyone should travel

We go about our lives, consumed with the everyday groove of work and our particular routine, and rarely realize that there are parallel worlds...

290 years ago today the west discovered easter island

On Easter Sunday in 1722, the European discovery of what is now called "Easter Island" by a Dutch sailing vessel became history. Now under...

valletta’s strait street: the former seedy “gut” of malta’s capital city

Walking around Malta’s capital, Valletta, one finds a combination of old and new, the British colonial footprint vs. the underlying ancient history, and a...

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...

the ruins of tikal, guatemala

If you find yourself in the region of Central America closest to Mexico, you have a unique opportunity to see one of the most...

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