A few more pictures from our Namibian safari.
Leaving cool and damp Swakopmund, we headed east into the heart of Namibia’s giant sand dunes.
Driving west from Etosha our tour of Namibia took us through Damaraland and onward to the German colonial town of Swakopmund on the Atlantic coast.
Three days on safari in Namibia’s Etosha National Park.
Short stops in Berlin, Warsaw, Krakow and Zurich on our way from Asia to Africa.
An award ticket that took us from Japan to Germany to Poland to Austria to Switzerland to South Africa to Namibia.
Sampling Lufthansa’s new first class seats on their Osaka to Frankfurt service before checking in to the Grand Hyatt Berlin.
Palawan, Philippines to Osaka, Japan by way of Macau and Hong Kong.
Boat trips and SCUBA diving in El Nido.
Unwinding for a few days in the quiet village of Sabang.
Our first few days in the Philippines were spent at Taal Lake near Manila.
Five days exploring one the world’s smallest and youngest countries.
Mongol Els to Ulaanbaatar with a short stop at Khustain Nuruu National Park to see the wild takhi horses.
The hot springs at Tsenkher, the dunes of Mongol Els and Övgön Khiid.
The drive from Kharkhorin to Terkh White Lake in central Mongolia. Two days at the lake with a little bit of horse riding on the side.
The long journey from the Khongoryn sand dunes to the town of Kharkhorin with a one night stop in Arvaikheer along the way.
The great sand dunes at Khongoryn Els.
The Flaming Cliffs near Bulgan.
The drive from Ulaanbaatar to Yolyn Am in the Gobi.
The trip from Bangkok to Ulaanbaatar with a connection in Beijing.
A boat ride across Tonlé Sap Lake and some of the sights around Battambang.
The massive ruins of Angkor near Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Our final two days in Sri Lanka. Riding the train in the 1st class “observation car” from Ella to Colombo and sightseeing around Colombo.
Four relaxing days in Ella.
Four days in Nuwara Eliya and Haputale.
Our train adventure on a heavily over-loaded train from Kandy to Nanu Oya station near Nuwara Eliya.
Anuradhapura is one of Sri Lanka’s ancient cities.
Nilaveli beach and nearby Pidgeon Island along Sri Lanka’s northeast coast.
Train travel from Polonnaruwa to Trincomalee.
An evening with the elephants at Minneriya National Park.
A hot and sweaty day spent biking around Polonnaruwa’s 1000 year old ruins.
The ancient ruins of Sigiriya, one of Sri Lanka’s seven UNESCO sites as well as the caves at Dambulla.
The Sacred City of Kandy, it’s beautiful lake and the Temple of the Tooth Relic.
A three-day stopover in Singapore before our flight to Colombo.
Bandar Seri Begawan, the captial of Brunei, and its popular sights plus a day trip to the Temburong District by speed boat.
Pictures from our visit to Semporna and SCUBA diving for the first time in many years.
A three-day, two-night trip to the Kinabantangan River. Highlights included Bornean pygmy elephants and proboscis monkeys.
A day trip to the Sepilok Orangutan Sactuary and the Rainforest Discovery Center.
Photos from around Mount Kinabalu National Park.
Kota Kinabalu is the biggest city in Sabah, one of Malaysia’s two states on the island of Borneo.
A three-day stopover in Seoul on the way from the Cook Islands to Malaysia.
A week in the Cooks. Snorkeling, hiking, and sightseeing on Rarotonga.
Crossing the Pacific the fun way with Air New Zealand. Los Angeles to Rarotonga by way of Auckland.
A brief return to the USA for my brother’s wedding took us to Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Boston and LA.
The journey home from Bolivia. A bus from La Paz to Arica in the north of Chile, then a flight to Santiago with LAN Chile for a two-day stop. Afterward, flights on LAN Chile and American Airlines to take us from Santiago to Lima to Miami to Denver.
Exploring the birthplace of the Incan sun.
Sights in and around Copacabana, Bolivia on the shores of the world’s highest altitude navigable lake.
Boating in the pampas – Bolivia’s answer to the Florida Everglades.
The second part of our jungle tour into Madidi National Park.
The first part of our jungle tour to Madidi National Park took us from Rurrenabaque up the Rio Bení to the rural community of San Miguel de Bala.
Flying from La Paz to Rurrenabaque and back again.
The journey from Uyuni to Potosi, Bolivia’s most infamous silver mining town.
Our final day on our salt flat tour – the massive Salar de Uyuni.
Day 3 of our salt flats tour. Laguna colorada, lots of other lagunas, a valley of rocks and then onward to the salt lodge.
Day two of our tour took us from San Antonio de Lipez to see Volcan Uturuncu (6008m), many lagoons and the geysers.
Tupiza, rock formations, condors, llamas and some food along the way.
Our first experiences in Bolivia.
Pictures from Salta, Tilcara, Purmamarca and Iruya in northwestern Argentina.
The 12-hour bus ride from San Pedro de Atacama, Chile to Salta, Argentina across the Jama pass.
A day tour with Cosmo Andino to the lagunas altiplánicas around San Pedro de Atacama.
Evening tour to Valle de la Muerte and Valle de la Luna near San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
A pre-dawn excursion to the Tatio Geyser field and surrounding sights.
Our flight from Santiago to Antofagasta followed by a bus ride to San Pedro de Atacama.
Sights and eats from Santiago
Day trip to Valparaíso.
Car trip to the eastern end of Rapa Nui to see Ahu Tongariki, Rano Raraku and Anakena beach.
A day trip to the dormant volcano Rano Kau and the ancient village of Orongo.
A long walk north of Hanga Roa along the coast to Ahu Akivi.
A day trip to Torres del Paine National Park.
Traveling from Puerto Montt to Puerto Natales by plane and bus.
Driving the east coast of Chiloé Island from Ancud to Castro.
Ancud and Faro Corona on Lacuy Peninsula.
Cross the Andes from Bariloche to Ancud on Chiloé Island
A day trip to El Bolsón to see the market.
Pictures from the town and Lanín National Park.
A special dinner for my 29th birthday at El Mesón in San Martín de los Andes.
The seven lakes drive from Bariloche to San Martín de los Andes.
Exploring the peninsula at Bahía Bustamante
Roadtrip from Comodoro Rivadavia to Bahía Bustamante.
Marathon 27 hour bus trip from Buenos Aires to Comodoro Rivadavia.
A quick day trip from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento.
The home of Argentina’s flag.
One week traveling through: Asuncíon, San Bernardino, Ybycuí and Encarnación