Category Archives: Africa

The Water Closet


Also known as the cho, the john, the can, the loo, and the long drop, depending on where you are. In Mozambique they call it the “house of baths.” (But then again, Portuguese is a language that still refers to people respectfully as “Your Excellency,” if that gives you some idea…) If you don’t know […]

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Night Life & A Super Moon


…in which I wander a few streets at night, but not just any night. * * * Shall I say, I have gone at dusk through narrow streets And watched the smoke that rises from the pipes Of lonely men in shirt-sleeves, leaning out of windows?… Beira sleeps, pursues its way, and swims or sinks, […]

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Living Space


Howdy everyone. Long time no blog, huh? Well, I’m back to civilization now–or at least as far as Nairobi, Kenya–and it’s high time I filled you in on what has been happening the last couple of months. I’ve just finished my two months in Mozambique. It was fascinating, colorful, and varied, as were the missionaries […]

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Giza: Finally, some pyramids


Kenny finally, finally blogs about the pyramids. . .. …   …. The merry band of photographers returns to Cairo, exhausted, on a red-eye flight. I fly too! No bus this time–at least I found a cheap ticket back… My plan was to stay in the airport for the hour-and-a-half or so until my flight […]

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Shams Alam: Christmas on the Red Sea


Sun, surf, and photographers on the Red Sea. Photos taken with Olympus PEN Shams Alam! I think from Egyptian Arabic it translates as something like “Sign of the Sun,” with “shams” meaning sun and “alam” as the word “sign,” (also rendered “flag” or even “world” depending on context) referring to a pile of stones set […]

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