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December 12th, 2009 by · 7 Comments · Africa, Tanzania

For those who don’t know, I have a minor obsession with the rhinoceros and from our back porch I can see the Ngorongoro Crater, which is full of them. For weeks I’ve stared at it’s rim over morning tea and evening beers. Naturally, I needed to look inside. Tourism in Tanzania is very expensive. It […]

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Chitwan National Park

May 24th, 2008 by · No Comments · Asia, Nepal

I came to see the rhinos and we trekked thru grasslands and jungle forest to find them. In the grasses, which are higher than me at this time of year, the guide said we’d notice movement of large animals by the rustling. Yet it was the still grass of animals lying in wait that concerned […]

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I really, really want to see a rhino

May 23rd, 2008 by · No Comments · Asia, Nepal

Ten bucks for the tourist bus, luxury non-stop with air con. Or, maybe, no aircon. And maybe just one stop: to kick us off. The students were pissed. Three months ago the government promised them books, pens, and paper. Three months later, they still had none and it was the week before exams. So they […]

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