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South Africa Part 8: Safari in the Kruger

In the old days — the kind we imagine taking place in black-and-white, or in stories preserved on yellowing paper — men feared and revered the Big Five. There was a certain heroism to the hunt; after all, these animals were the most dangerous ones in the African wild. It’s quite a different story today. The…

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One Night in Beijing, Maybe More

I’m finally at the last installment of our Trans-Siberian / Trans-Mongolian trip, Beijing, where we spent a glorious, indulgent six days eating and sweating in smog. Monster post ahead.Suffice to say, six days is too short to remotely do Beijing justice. I spent a month there for an internship in 2011 and I barely scratched…