Whilst I am firmly in the science camp when it comes to interpreting the world around me there is one very precise and largely undisputed part of our world that makes me wonder about all the things we don’t understand concerning our universe. That thing is time. Why is it that the last 30-minutes of work on a Friday afternoon seem to last for two hours yet the first two hours unwinding at the pub after work on a Friday night seem to pass in 30-minutes? Why do Tuesday and Wednesday pass way more slowly than Saturday and Sunday? Why did 6-weeks in Africa on one hand feel like 6-months and on the other like two weeks? Continue reading “The Last Legs of an Adventure”
It seemed like a long dusty drive to Serengeti National Park from Ngorongoro Crater where we’d left the sunshine behind along with an incredible morning of game viewing. Our jeep was taking us through hills dotted with Maasai boys herding livestock that were striking in their bright clothing against the bleak landscape and occasionally caught us up in goat traffic jams. After many twists and turns we rounded a corner and found ourselves high above a massive plain that stretched before us as far as the eye could see. No wonder the Maasai named this area Siringet which roughly translates to ‘the place where the land runs forever’. This name eventually morphed into Serengeti and is now known quite rightly as ‘the endless plains’. Continue reading “Tanzania Part V: On Safari in Serengeti National Park”
I haven’t been able to find the right words to describe how I felt when I visited Ngorongoro Crater. I sized up things like ‘biblical’, ‘other worldly’ and ‘awestruck’ but none of them seemed to fit the bill. This was one of the most incredible experiences of my life yet I’m faced with the frustration of simply not having the right phrases or analogies to adequately describe it to other people.