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The YES in Yesterday- Sailing in The Persian Gulf


Big Wheel Keep On Turning
The random-est (and most fascinating) place I've ever been this year is Dubai-man-made islands, indoor ski park,tallest skyscraper in the world, Burj Kalifia the coolest hotel Burj Arab, the biggest malls on the planet..Ok Do I have your attention.... 

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Then there is The Sand



The sacred animal and ship of the desert, Camels,juxtaposed by the SUV's going in opposite directions seems so poetic and symbolic as the past and the future meet in the all encompassing Then and Now in harmony.



The desert seems empty but hides many possibilities, I am reminded of Namibia and Dune 7



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Running by  the chalk headlands in Southern England,
What an impressive coastline.
Another amazing day-this time overlooking the white-chalky-cliffs of Beachy Head, From the top of the hills, you could easily loose your footing, and the talc erodes constantly with rainfall. This time I opted for the beach.


Was here this past September too.





In November 2014

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Great time out in The Dessert this weekend to avoid "You know you have been in Saudi Arabia too long" syndrome".

Nevertheless, you know you have been in The Kingdom too long when....
 1. You don't see any problem with a goat riding in the passenger seat.
 2.You think being liberated means sitting in the female section
 3.You expect to go to jail when a local national hits the back of your car at a stop sign.
 4. You think a red light is just a "suggestion."
 5.You resign your position a year in advance

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The African Penguin - The Boulders Colony
Penguins, Those cute tuxedo-like birds are alive and well and living at the tip of South Africa in a place called Boulder Beach. Although Simon's Town is very proud of its penguins, nearby residents suffer badly as the birds invade their gardens, destroy  the undergrowth and are generally very noisy and messy. They are sometimes refered to as Jack Ass Penguins because they make hie-hô in Afrikaans.

The area has now been taken over by Cape Peninsula National Park, The Penguins  have been corralled  from wandering inland by a fence and board walks.

 Boulders still remains the only place in the world where one can actually swim amongst the penguins as they have continued to invade more beaches


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We didn't wake up, we came to-Zebras, Baboons, Monkeys, Impala,Elk nd almost got head butted by a Giraffe the locals call Bob. Despite his characteristic long neck, Bob (Giraffes) actually has  the same number of neck vertebrae as humans—just seven. Each individual vertebra is super-sized, measuring up to ten inches long. Necking is when one male engage in a ritualized display of dominance  that involves head-butting each other's bodies. Had a close call.

Male giraffes will test a female's fertility by tasting her urine. Which is something now I can't un-know

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Another 2 days and dazed by the power and majesty of the hydropower of the great Zambezi Victoria Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage site, Victoria Falls, an Uber waterfall on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia.
Looking out  at The Zambezi Riverfrom TheRoyal Livingstone
Hotel-towards The Smoke That Thunders-Victoria Falls

Also known locally as “Mosi-oa-Tunya” – or the “The Smoke that Thunders” – this isn’t the highest or even the widest waterfall in the world. It is, nevertheless, the largest, based on its width of 5,604 ft and height of 354 ft, making it the world’s largest sheet of falling water.

This is beautiful but oh so noisy-See the videos to hear what I mean

The first known European to gaze upon the spledor, Dr. David Livingstone once said famously of the falls, “Scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight.”


The Wild Life



Surprise Visitor

Inonge Wina,The Vice President of Zambia was at our hotel The Zambizi Sun and I was able to film her visit up close. The whole fanfare and the tradtional greetings were special. Roll Video

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Like any piece of beautiful art, Victoria Falls, also known as The Smoke That Thunders, aka, Mosi-Oa-Tunya-you can look at and admire at different times of the day, light, season, year, angles, and in this case from two countries, and appreciate different virtues and attributes of this incredible world wonder, Victoria Falls offers utterly different splendour, majesty, raw beauty and power. Today was no miraculous exception.