Adventures in East Africa—Part II

a photo of an elephant

As you may recall,  in my blog “Adventures in East Africa—Part I,” I talked about our flight on our chartered airplane from Lagos, Nigeria to Nairobi, Kenya.  It was a very, very long flight because Africa is such a huge continent. When we arrived in  Nairobi, I was in a quandary about what I was … Continue reading Adventures in East Africa—Part II

Adventures in East Africa—Part I

After taking off from Lagos, our charter plane headed across the vast continent of Africa on its way to Nairobi, Kenya.  It flew for hours and hours and for miles and miles.  Africa is more than three times bigger than the continental United States.  According to Wikipedia, Africa is 11,725,385 square miles, while the United … Continue reading Adventures in East Africa—Part I

Fun and Revelations in West Africa—Part I

As a Peace Corps Volunteer during my two-year service, they allowed me to take 45 days of vacation time.  My understanding (although no one actually instructed me so) was I was allowed to go anywhere in Africa at my own expense.  Of course, since my pay was a limited allowance that corresponded to the relative … Continue reading Fun and Revelations in West Africa—Part I