Articles Tagged 'Travel'

Maasai Mara 2019: Where Exactly Were We?

Subsequent to our first trip to Kenya in 2015, I produced a detailed map showing a daily breakdown of the locations of our various sightings, visits and other activities, by plotting on a Google map the GPS coordinates I had captured during our travels. During our most recent trip to Kenya in 2019, I also [ read more ]

Back in Kenya at Long Last

After 30 hours of exhausting travelling and very little sleep, we are back in Kenya at long last, for our second Maasai Mara safari. After our flight from Doha to Nairobi, during which we had the pleasure of viewing Mount Kenya from the air, we are resting at the hotel before Mario joins us later for [ read more ]

Returning to Kenya and Israel

I am pleased to announce that we will be heading abroad later this year, with visits to Kenya and Israel in the same big trip. It has been a few years since we have been to either country (2015 and 2016 respectively), but a return to Africa was something high on the agenda for some time. Because we [ read more ]

Travel and Tripod Tales of Woe

Last week we flew into Tel Aviv via Hong Kong. The airlines unfortunately left half the HGK-TLV flight's luggage in Hong Kong, including all our clothes, and my tripod — a Manfrotto MT293A4 and 494RC2 travel tripod combo I had specifically bought for this trip. The morning after we arrived, we had to go buy [ read more ]

New Backpack and Tripod

It is not very often that I discuss photography gear, but given that I purchased a few new items of gear today, I figured it was worth relating the story. Soon enough, we are heading overseas on a trip to Israel, followed by a small soujorn to Czechia for a few days. As is always [ read more ]

Booked: Trip to Israel and Czechia

Later this year we are travelling to Israel for a wedding, but since we will be within close proximity to many other destinations, it made a lot of sense to also plan a mini-holiday somewhere else nearby. While there are some fantastic places in the world which are worth re-visiting, what is more appealing is the notion of [ read more ]