Author Archives: Ron Dauphin

About Ron Dauphin

Photographer, writer, proud dad, and UCC pastor.

Amsterdam

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October Half Moon

It’s a beautiful, crisp night in northern Ohio and the sky is clear. A perfect night for setting up the tripod in the driveway at home and capturing the moon.

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Lima, Peru: Our final stop

Spelled the same but pronounced differently than the Ohio city, Lima is the capital of Peru. I can’t say it’s an exciting place to visit–the taxi driver told us on arrival that the sun never shines in Lima and so … Continue reading

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Machu Picchu

It’s sometimes called one of the great wonders of the world. It’s certainly an important archeological site where scientists are seeking clues about the life and culture of ancient Inca peoples. Believed to date to the 1400s, it is a … Continue reading

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Cusco region, Peru

To get to Machu Picchu requires travel to the city of Cusco, a one-hour flight from Lima, Peru. Cusco is perched high in the Andes with an elevation around 11,000 ft. above sea level, and it’s the gateway to the ancient … Continue reading

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The Travails of Travel

The best planned trips can hit a snag sometimes that creates a  major headache for the traveler. That’s happened to me on several international trips. Sometimes it’s been my fault–like that time in India I could not locate my passport … Continue reading

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South Africa

We’ve had just one day to explore Cape Town, South Africa, and I wish we had more time. It’s already a new favorite city of mine. After a few days in the grittiness of Nairobi, Cape Town feels very modern, clean … Continue reading

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Giraffe in Kenya

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Safari 3

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Safari, 2

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On Safari in Kenya

Getting here was the hard part. After flying to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and then to Nairobi, Kenya, we have begun the central part of our journey: a photo safari in the Maasai region of Kenya. We have twice daily game … Continue reading

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On safari in Kenya

An hour’s flight from Nairobi, the Masai Mara National Game Preserve is home to amazing wildlife and landscape. Staying in tents on the Talek River, we are taking two game drives each day, early morning and late afternoon, when we … Continue reading

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Cairo, Egypt

At the Pyramids in Giza and in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, you walk among treasures that are 5,000 years old.

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Athens, Greece

On the Acropolis near sunset

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Iceland

With a day to spend in Iceland, we rented a car and drove to the city of Reykjavik. The day was rainy and glum, but the city–and its people–were bright and cheerful. Other drivers were especially courteous to this Yank driving … Continue reading

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