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Tucson Sunset

You seldom lack a sunset in Tucson to photograph.  My first posting of a Tucson sunset.  Not our best sunset this week and no photoshopping the sunset photograph.    

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Kartchner Caverns State Park

This morning we stopped for bagels and then began our drive to Kartchner  Caverns.  About an hour later we pulled into a parking space at Kartchner Caverns State Park. The gods were with us.  The next tour was to begin … Continue reading

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Boyce-Thompson Arboretum

Following our Sunday morning ritual of eating breakfast at the Good Egg we began the drive to Boyce-Thompson Arboretum. The arboretum is a few miles over 100 from the restaurant and takes just short of two hours.  However, the drive … Continue reading

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Our Self Guided Tour of Istanbul

I know we would have seen more of Istanbul and know more about what we saw in Istanbul if we had the services of a guide.  However, after spending most of the last five weeks with guides we were ready … Continue reading

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Istanbul

We arrived in Istanbul at 10:45 am on Monday morning after leaving our Dar es Salam hotel room at 1:00 am.  Tired and worn out would be an understatement. However, the Istanbul airport, passport control, currency exchange and the taxi … Continue reading

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The Africa We Saw

We traveled through Uganda and Tanzania for 36 days. In this small portion of Africa we saw incredibly poor and sad to drop dead beautiful and a land containing amazing sights to be discovered.   Would I do it again … Continue reading

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And Life is Good

We spent our last two full days on Zanzibar at the Matemwe Lodge.  This was a new experience for us.  Rather than ending a travel with a typical hotel and then on to the airport, we stayed at a stunningly … Continue reading

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Sunset Cruise

Our second evening in Stone Town had us on a sunset cruise.  It was great. There were two couples: (a) honeymooners from San Francisco and (b) travel pros. We all enjoyed the cruise.  The view was great, the water was … Continue reading

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The Fish Market in Stone Town

We have traveled in a number of third world country so we know if you have a city tour it is going to include a local market.  Market as in “you want ham, my pig is still warm” not as … Continue reading

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The Sad History

Like much of the African coast there is a sad history that goes with where ever you are.  That is the slave history. I won’t attempt to tell the slave story.  I will say Zanzibar was the primary East African … Continue reading

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