Tag Archives: sabbatical
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
At the Pyramids in Giza and in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, you walk among treasures that are 5,000 years old.
On the Acropolis near sunset
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
I’m about to depart for my international journey, including 17 flights in the next month. What are the chances that my luggage never gets lost?