--- Menu --- Blog Traveler Blogs News Travel Tips Responsible Travel Our Office Author Jarm Del Boccio Well, this estancia is breathtaking...and the air, fresh and invigorating. The girls (most from Buenos Aires), who spend 7 months a year running the place for the owners, are so polite and helpful! … Author Jarm Del Boccio Today we had downtime to do a little souvenir shopping, and have a bite to eat. This is a special day to celebrate...it's Mario's 16th birthday! Although there is not much going on today, other than … Author Jarm Del Boccio I don't like to use the word 'awesome' unless it is talking about God's creation, because, truthfully, only His works can be described as such. In this case, and many times on this trip, the word fit … Author Jarm Del Boccio We were picked up this morning by our guide via bus, and during our 40 minute ride, were treated to the Yerba Mate ceremony. Well, we watched it. ;A middle aged couple brought their Mate backpack, … Author Dennis Duck Jr Just after Midnight I check in for my flight home, the plane is over an hour late and do not take off until 3:15 am, arrive in Washington DC and make my connecting flight home. This was a great trip. … Author Jarm Del Boccio We reluctantly left the Estancia Rincon Chico at 10am when Ignacio arrived to take us to town. The night was cool, with a gorgeous sunset. The power was off, so the air was still and silent. I slept … Author Dennis Duck Jr This morning we arrived in Dakar, Had breakfast on board and then we disembarked the ship and took a taxi to the Hotel, left the bags and headed out for the first Mall ever built in Western Africa to … Author Jarm Del Boccio We began our journey to see the Elephant Seals at 7:30am. Marta met us at Bahia Nueva, our hotel, along with our driver, Ignacio, and began our drive to Peninsula Valdez. We stopped at the Puerto … Author Dennis Duck Jr Early this morning we set sail to Banjul, we enjoy a nice day on board the ship with a lesson in the local langauage from our guide. we arrive in Banjul in the afternoon, just a couple of hours here … Author Jarm Del Boccio With about 6 hours of sleep, and lying flat, we had a much better rest than the night before. I can never sleep on a plane!
Our transportation arrived at 4:30am to drive us to the aeropuerta for our … Author Jarm Del Boccio With about 6 hours of sleep, and lying flat, we had a much better rest than the night before. I can never sleep on a plane!
Our transportation arrived at 4:30am to drive us to the aeropuerta for our … Author Dennis Duck Jr After breakfast on board we travel by bus to the ferry and then take the ferry acrossed the river to Jangjanbureh, formerly called Georgetown, We explore Jangjanbureh on foot seeing the local sights, … Author Jarm Del Boccio Our overnight flight to Buenos Aires (pronounced 'eye-rees'...I've been mispronouncing it all along), was uneventful, thank the Lord, so we were transported via taxi to our hotel, 'Reino del Plata'. … Author Dennis Duck Jr This morning we sail upstream to Kuntaur, along the way we see dolphins, we relax on board for the morning, the crew is great and the ship is very nice. After we arrive in Kuntaur in the afternoon a … Author Jarm Del Boccio This morning Mike and Kristina took their dog, Boomer, to the vet. He developed a large tumor-like growth under his chin three days ago. A biopsy was taken, antibiotics prescribed, and home he came. … Author Dennis Duck Jr After breakfast on board we board pirogues to explore the Baobolong reserve, we cruise the bolongs (Creeks) as we see so many birds can not report them all but Herrons, Eagles, vultures, Kingfishers … Author Jarm Del Boccio Today was a full day, most of which was spent at the Dubberly's church, Noroccidente, where they minister. It began with teaching time. Dan and I sat in on Mike's class, which covered the basic … Author Dennis Duck Jr After breakfast on board, we start exploring Banjul, we drive thru the streets of the capital and stop at Arch 22 which makes the coup d'etat in 1994. We then head to the villiage of Bakau where we … Author Jarm Del Boccio 1/14/2011
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Today we had a hearty breakfast of tropical fruit, scrambled eggs with tomatoes and onions, breads of all kinds and potatoes. Then we were off to the Museo del Oro or … Author Dennis Duck Jr This morning we reached the Saloun Delta in Senegal where we anchor off the villiage of Djiffere and start out over the road to Joal Fadiouth, along the way we see cattle farmers and men collecting … Author Jarm Del Boccio The kids and I walked with Mike and Kristina to a local bakery and grocery store this morning. - I can't believe I forgot my camera! - My best friend's father gave me the best advice when I headed to … Author Dennis Duck Jr Early this morning arrived at the Dakar airport, I very busy place where everyone offers to help, but it comes with a price, I find the shuttle to the Hotel where I meet up with Mitch, Valerie and … Author Jarm Del Boccio Olivia and I had close to two hours of sleep last night. I didn't feel anxious...I just couldn't sleep. Lord, give us grace for the day!
I was grateful to discover that the snow had not begun to … Author Dennis Duck Jr The beginning of the trip, Fly from Cleveland to Washington DC, made my connection to over night flight to Dakar Senegal on South African Airways.