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The Falkland Islands: it’s not about the penguins and sheep

The Falkland Islands are back in the news again. There was the referendum on March 10-11 that saw all but three of the electorate of 1650 people vote to remain British. Then there were  the newly released Thatcher papers revealing that the 1982 … Continue reading

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Bhutan: the Dragon Kingdom in the Himalayas

I’ll never forget the day a colleague of mine from electrical engineering came bursting to my office unexpectedly. I had never seen this mild-mannered, middle-aged engineering prof so excited. “Jane,” he said, “I’ve just come back from a trip to … Continue reading

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Warthog on the runway; we’ll just wait a minute

Note: This post is a continuation of Stuck in the sand in lion country I’ll admit it, I had never heard of the Okavango Delta.  And when I was told it was the world’s largest inland delta, that didn’t help.  I … Continue reading

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Stuck in the sand in lion country

If one of your kids ever ends up working in Botswana for 2 ½ years and you get asked to come along on a camping safari in your kid’s second-hand truck, be sure to say, “Yes.”  Sure, there may be … Continue reading

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