RDP: Panoply of Animals

I didn’t set out to collect little animals, but in truth I love collecting little things from different cultures, and animals are universally loved. I have collected small animal figures from Mexico, Brazil, Tanzania and others that I have either acquired or inherited. I tried to fit most of them on one shelf for this […]

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Kwaheri*, Tanzania!

Feb. 13, 2018 Our last day in Tanzania was spent in transit. We had a nice breakfast at Ang’ata Camp and bid farewell to the staff. A group photo was taken, while the drivers packed the vehicles with our luggage. We were headed toward the Serengeti NP Visitors’ Center and the airport, where we would […]

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CFFC: Because I’m Happy…

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge theme this week is happy. This Maasai man is happy he got the fire started. My grand-niece Sylvia is happy eating ice cream! The baby elephant is happy nursing. My friend Marcia is happy playing her viola at Christmas. This mother cheetah and her cub are happy playing. My grand-nephew Joshua […]

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Irkeepus Cultural Boma

Feb. 7, 2018 In the afternoon, six of us visited a Maasai village where tourists are welcome, the Irkeepus Cultural Boma. This community makes money from tourists: $20 to take any photos you want and be shown around, encouragement to buy their crafts, and donations for their school. The village, or “boma” (compound) consists of […]

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En Route to Ngorongoro Crater

Feb. 6, 2018     After breakfast at Tarangire Safari Lodge, we departed for the three hour drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. We passed Lake Manyara, through the towns of Mto-wa-Mbu and Karatu, then stopped to pay our fees to enter the conservation area. We had boxed lunches that had been prepared by the staff […]

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CFFC: Tanzania Z’s

I’ve just returned from Tanzania! Just in time to contribute to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge’s last letter of the alphabet, Z! TanZanians…are Maasai, Chaga, and many other tribes. They are proud of their ethnic identities but are first and foremost Tanzanians.   Zebras are often seen migrating with wildebeest. The zebras remember the route and […]

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