World Travels

Travels around the globe

Baghdad’s International Zone

r]After months of sitting in the same location in Victory Base, I finally had the opportunity to get out of the office, and make a brief trip to the International Zone in the center of Baghdad.  The IZ was ... Read More...

Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve

 Our final stop after leaving Swaziland was a lesser known park back in Zululand in South Africa called Hluhluwe Umfolozi.  To be honest, at this point in the trip I think a good many of us were starti... Read More...

Hlane Royal National Park

 Cutting thru Swaziland on the way back to J'berg was something I wasn't expecting at all, but turned out to be one of the highlights of this trip.  Crossing over the border, the difference between the... Read More...

Diving in Inhambane

r]Our next stop was another beach town farther south on the Mozambique coastline called Inhambane.  This was another fishing village (are there any other types on the coast?) that was pretty well known for ... Read More...

Vilanculos Beach Holiday

After four days of bouncing over some of the worst roads I've seen in the world (I thought nothing could beat Cambodia!), we finally arrived at our coastal destination in the town of Vilankulo.  This was origin... Read More...

Bushbashing thru Mozambique

 Immediately upon leaving the South African side of the International Transfrontier Peace Park, the landscape changed dramatically.  We'd gotten used to seeing wildlife fairly regularly along the road.... Read More...

Northern Kruger Park

 Our second day game driving covered the northern areas of Kruger park.  Conditions were better today, and I felt more confident with the new lens.   The initial excitement of being back in Africa was ... Read More...

Southern Kruger Park

 Driving thru Kruger Game Park in an overland truck is a bit of an exercise in frustration for the photographer.  Due to the rigors of the truck schedule, and the sheer size, it is not really possible ... Read More...

Al Faw Palace at Night

 In the three months I've been here, I've never seen the exterior lights of the palace turned on after dusk.  On the 4th however, the I Corps band played a concert for the base, and the lights were tur... Read More...

Camp Slayer Tour

Since I've gotten to Iraq, I've been living on an area called the Victory Base Complex.  This is a group of several Army "camps" with various patriotic sounding names such as Victory and Liberty, along with s... Read More...