Sunday, January 20, 2008

Climbing Down The Escarpment

This is coming down from Dourou, where we spent our first night "camping".

Inverted commas as this involved sleeping in a tent on a rooftop. A little's only due to mossies that we bothered with the tents.

Tonight was "Lariam Night" - always good for a bit of excitement.

Needless to say the dry season means dust, dust and more dust. The sun is relentless and while the 34C dry heat is not so bad, we generally would stop for two or three hours in the middle of the day in a small village along the escarpment to escape the worst of the sun...and refresh with a beer and lunch.

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An inveterate traveler, who has explored all seven continents, Neil centres his freelance writing today on travel.
Published work includes travel writing in The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, The Buffalo News, Travel Scoop and The Wonderful World of Budget Travel. Featured destinations include: Toronto, Ontario; Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Qufu, China; Oaxaca, Mexico; Jersey, Channel Islands; Trans-Siberian Express.
Neil’s photography focuses on finding images of the worlds he visits that capture the essence of “place”. Whether photographing landscapes, archaeological sites or locals, the goal is to make a picture emotive of what brought one there.
Photography has been published in Camera Canada, Foto Flash, Minolta Mirror and travel publications, as well as displayed at gallery exhibits in Toronto.