Kilimanjaro: A Mystic Welcome

Kili National Park
No matter what route you decide take when climbing Kilimanjaro, your trek starts here. You (or your guide) have to register and obtain park permits at the Kilimanjaro National Park’s main gate. The fog when we arrived created a bit of a mystic pre-trek feeling. Photo circa: March 2015.

Approaching the Sun Temple of Ramsis II

Stamps on my Passport
When people talk about visiting Egypt, I usually hear about the Pyramids of Giza. But dang, if Abu Simbel doesn’t take your breathe away you aren’t living. Photo taken September, 2002

A Visitor

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A challenge with ecotourism, not just in Costa Rica, is finding the balance between observing wildlife and engaging with wildlife. You can tell this guy has been fed by visitors before (a big no-no) because he came right up to our car. We desperately wanted to feed him but  our guide, Maria, insisted we not. Her commitment to not interfering with animals and nature is another example of how protective Ricans are of their country.