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Ever wanted to wander through the whimsical land of Middle Earth, to journey from the green rolling hills of Hobbiton into the mountainous forests of Rivendell?  I just completed such a journey, for I visited Hogsback, South Africa, the supposed inspiration for J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings”. After spending 6 weeks in the […]

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I’m sitting along the bank of the Zambezi River, looking out onto those golden yellow island grasses studded with awkward, patchy green trees.  Beyond, Zambia, its rocky mountains silhouetted in the dusty, red late afternoon African sun.  A light breeze keeps me cool, the river smell refreshes me, and the occasional laughter from a hippo […]

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There is something about seeing an animal in the wild that is unspeakably special.  Perhaps it’s the feeling that I am in the only one in the world experiencing this moment, and that, had I passed this way but a moment before or after, I would have missed it. Our first night in Hwange National […]

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Last week, I had the wonderful fortune to go to a place called Chirundu. It is located in the NE of Zimbabwe, on the Zambezi River and the border with Zambia. I went with Christoph, his grandparents, and their two friends, and we stayed at the family holiday home. Apparently Chirundu is an infamous weekend […]

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