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GORILLAS...GORILLAS...GORILLAS

After a few hours of jostling, I was ready to be walking under my own 2 feet….AND my bladder was beckoning…After inquiring, the 3 of us hustled to the “”bathrooms”…or as I expected, the holes in the concrete…At this point I didn’t care….But…Oh my, these were the tiniest holes…Men could aim…We women?…Well, you could definitely see Gender Inequality with this! 1,019 more words

Destinations

THE ADVENTURE TO BURKIMA TO SEE THE GORILLAS AND A LITTLE HISTORY

Up VERY early to go see the Gorillas in Virunga National Park…Breakfast was simple and tasty and the view of Lake Kivu lovely…There I met a British Couple who, it would turn out, would be driving with me…We discovered on the way to Burkima that we had a similar itinerary through the Volcano trek and are all traveling with Inspired Journeys. 1,126 more words

Destinations

African Lion

The lion (panthera leo) is one of the large cats inside the genus panthera and a member of the family felidae. The commonly used term African lion collectively denotes the several subspecies in Africa. 1,280 more words

Happy International Women's Day !

Today, March 8th, the world celebrates International Women’s Day. To all the courageous, powerful, smart, resilient, proud and compassionate women, you deserve the world and more. 182 more words

Africa

"Virunga" - Inspiration for Conservationists

I recently watched the 2014 documentary called “Virunga.” Virunga National Park, nearly as large as Yellowstone National Park in the U.S., is in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and protects one of the last strongholds of the mountain gorilla. 474 more words

Conservation

Face to face with the great apes

As soon as I heard I was going to be working in Rwanda for three months I started trying to think of ways to see the highland gorillas. 1,317 more words