In the Footsteps of Mrs. Baker

murchison falls, worldviastandby, uganda, africa She must have been a rare woman.  The mist cleared and the sheer violence of the sight in front of me took my breath away.  The awesome breadth of the mighty Nile, forced through a narrow gap in ancient rock thundered and raged, shaking the stone to its core.  Uganda’s Murchison Falls contains the highest natural force of water in the world, but I was not the first female adventurer to behold its power… (more…)

Weekly Photo Challenge: Adventure

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Few places on Earth excite like the Nile.  From the Egyptian sands to Africa’s remote core, the Nile has embodied the lure and adventure of the unknown for millennia.  Indeed the quest for its source, hidden in the wilds of Uganda, has captivated explorers and scholars from Ptolemy and Herodotus to Stanley and Dr. Livingstone.  Here two hippos vie for dominance on the banks of the White Nile in northern Uganda; Herodotus would have found his adventurous imagination well pleased.

Back from Cambodia

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Hi everyone!  Just got back from a week in Cambodia, and still trying to shake the jetlag from the Siem Reap-Bangkok-Tokyo-Minneapolis-Chicago routing.  I loved the country and can’t wait to share the photos and insights I learned in this beautiful nation!  In fact I think I’ll put some of the Uganda writing on hold and work on Cambodia for a bit.  Stay Tuned!

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