How to Survive a Jaguar Encounter in Tortuguero

Pura Vida in Costa Rica with Heather, and Pants aka J Rock aka Jackie aka JjjaaaCQueLINUH (said in a very French, high pitched, haughty, pearl clutching kind of way). What do I do if I encounter a Jaguar? What is that demonic screaming snarling sound?  No but like actually…what makes that sound?  What do IContinue reading “How to Survive a Jaguar Encounter in Tortuguero”

Quick Guide Muscat, Oman

First Impression: Is this a city or a collection of mountain towns? Muscat is so spread out, it’s difficult to get a feel for the place as a city.    Everyone we met was really down to earth and helpful. Where I stayed: Mutrah Hotel.  Basic, clean, nothing fancy, decent location for a city tour, we couldContinue reading “Quick Guide Muscat, Oman”

Quick Guide Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe First Impression: So quaint and clean, a perfect little tourist town. Where I stayed: Shoe String Backpackers.  Honestly kind of dirty and basic, they charge extra for wifi and the mosquitoes are a nightmare.  The food was quite good though, especially the breakfast porridge and the garden area is lined with artisans makingContinue reading “Quick Guide Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe”

Travel Books

Title and Author Countries of Focus Bad Lands by Tony Wheeler Afghanistan, Albania, Burma, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea and Saudi Arabia Blood River by Tim Butcher Congo Crazy River by Richard Grant Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi Dark Lands by Tony Wheeler Colombia, D.R. Congo, Haiti, Israel/Palestine, Nauru, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, and Zimbabwe. DarkContinue reading “Travel Books”