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This is rather light weight, compared to the many other great diaries up right now <hint hint - stormies Lebanon diary>, but wanted to share some impressions anyway.

"Once in awhile we get shown the light, in the strangest of places, if we look at it right" - Hunter/Garcia
by whataboutbob on Sun Dec 16th, 2007 at 09:54:34 AM EST
Fantastic diary Bob!  The elephants impress me immensely, another reminder of how intelligent they are. I'd really love to visit the area after hearing so much about it from you on ET. Glad you enjoyed yourselves.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Sun Dec 16th, 2007 at 11:14:36 AM EST
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I'm with you, In Wales, I have a 'thing' for elephants, too.

I hadn't looked into the following webcam in a long time. Too dark to see anything at this hour [18h40], but as I recall the camera view is good.

For vicarious pleasure.

Africa web cams

Africa Web Cams are located at a 'watering hole' at the Tembe Elephant Park in the north-east corner of South Africa, near the Mozambique border.

See some stills here ...

Meanwhile, wonderful pictures and diary, whataboutbob!

by Loefing on Tue Dec 25th, 2007 at 12:39:16 PM EST
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Another thing that struck us on our trip to Tanzania/Zanzibar, is the fact that most of the people we had contact with were earning the equivalent of $2 to $3. a day, max. $2 to $3 a day!! Try living off of that. We decided to consciously and generously tip, both to the specific people we felt were working hard to give us good services, but also put a larger amount in the general tip box that most all hotels have, which is equally distributed to all workers. What is a little to us is a lot to them. So when you travel east or south, share your wealth a little bit...tip!  

"Once in awhile we get shown the light, in the strangest of places, if we look at it right" - Hunter/Garcia
by whataboutbob on Mon Dec 17th, 2007 at 02:58:58 AM EST
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