Tag Archive: safari

Sep 01 2012

Introducing ShazzerTV

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For some unknown reason, the social-media-shy … no, make that social-media-phobic Dr. Darling has decided that the raw, extremely amateur videos I shot with my iPhone during our recent safari in Tanzania should have a wider audience than just Flickr. This is a somewhat stunning development for the notoriously private Swede, who normally just barely …

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Aug 30 2012

Delayed-onset insect bites

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One of the things that surprised me most about being on safari in east Africa was the distinct lack of biting insects encountered. Perhaps it had something to do with the time of year we were visiting (the middle of the dry season), but other than an occasional tsetse fly in the jeep, we rarely saw …

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Aug 29 2012

Safari photos are up!

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Thanks to Dr. Darling‘s slavish dedication over the past three days, the majority of the photos from our Tanzania trip are now up on Flickr. You can go directly to the photo set by clicking here. I recommend using the side-show option if you have the time and interest (there are just over 500 images …

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Aug 26 2012

“There’s no place like home.”

As much as I love to travel, see new places and experience different cultures, I am pretty much always happy to get home. There’s just something so wonderful about crawling into your own bed after multiple days on the road, as well as standing under your own shower enveloped by the familiar fragrance of your …

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Aug 25 2012

If it’s Saturday, it must be Sweden

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I still have this child-like wonder when it comes to long-distance air travel. Even though I’ve done an awful lot of it (especially in the last 10 years) it still blows me away that it’s possible to be in one part of the world one day, and a completely different part of it the next. …

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Aug 23 2012

Elephants can absolutely pass on the right

I very rarely shoot video with my iPhone … primarily because I have no idea what to do with it afterward. I’ve never felt compelled to share video the way I do photos and status updates, probably because I’ve yet to find a fast and easy way to edit video on-the-fly. But multiple close encounters …

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Aug 23 2012

Kilimanjaro calling

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 We spent our final full day in Tanzania on the first section of Marangu route to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro.  This is Africa’s tallest peak and one of the highest in the world that can be summited without any special climbing equipment or training. It does, however, take a decent level of fitness and the better part of a …

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