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Dan

April 18, 2016

Africa Final Chapter: Swakopmund

After the trek, we swiftly headed back to Johannesburg to fly back into Namibia (after a quick scare where our ride was over an hour late). We made it back, grabbed another car and drove a few hours to Christine abode to pack for a week in Swakopmund. Swakop is to Namibia (and a lot […]

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Dan

April 17, 2016

Africa Chapter III: Trek Part III

Let me preface this post by saying I could have done an entire blog just on this trek alone, but chose to cut out a lot of the content for the attention span of those reading. That said, our decent was probably the hardest part of the trip, but also the most fun. As we […]

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Dan

April 16, 2016

Africa Chapter III: Trek Part II

The entirety of the trek blended together into the quickest 6 days of my life. Wake up (6:00 am), breakfast, pack up, move out, trek until around 3/4 pm, set up camp, rest until the next day, do it again. The routine was draining in the same sense a marathon or extreme athletic event is, […]

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Dan

April 10, 2016

Africa Chapter III: Trek Part I

Months prior to the trip, a Google search of ‘Top Treks in the World’ led Christine and I to pursuing the Drakensberg Traverse. This trek is through the Drakensberg “Dragon” mountain range in South Africa. They get their ‘dragon’ name from different rock formation features as well as from the wispy clouds floating through the […]

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Dan

April 1, 2016

Africa Chapter II: Etosha National Park

Namibia is sanctuary to thousands of protected wildlife species within Africa. When tourists go to Namibia, 99% of the time it is to visit Etosha National Park. Lucky for Christine and I, we lived about an hour away from this beautiful self-driven safari. While most people rent tour groups and stay overnight in lodges, we […]

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Dan

March 31, 2016

Africa Chapter I: Arriving in Namibia

Where was I the past month? Why was I even there? Over March of 2016, I travelled to Outjo, Namibia to visit Peace Corps volunteer and girlfriend, Christine Callahan: ChroniclesofNamibia.com, on her 2.5 year tour working in a hospital. The full trip was about 23 days as I learned about her lifestyle there, travelled around […]

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Dan

October 12, 2015

Vietnam Days 11-14: Relax and Depart

As the two quick weeks came to an end, we spent the final days in the countryside with family and friends. Playing cards, cooking, lounging, drinking, and hard manual labor define the rituals of the people living an hour and a half outside of Saigon.

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Dan

October 9, 2015

Vietnam Day 10: How to Ca Phe Sua Da

The last few days of this trip I am out in the countryside. Aside from quality time with Hai’s family, we are dedicating most of our time to catching up on outstanding work and resting. Instead of the usual posts, I want to wrap up the trip with a few how-to’s and tips on some […]

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Dan

October 7, 2015

Vietnam Day 9: Holysee Temple & Cu Chi Tunnels

7:32 am – Hopping on the back of a scooter early in the morning to drive through Saigon will really wake one up.

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Dan

Vietnam Day 8: Back to Saigon

9:58 am – Checking out of the hotel. Even here there is a lot of construction from the boom in tourism.

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