S: Monkeys, Museums & Montreal: Summer 2011 | Monkeys Museums Montreal | Adventures in France, Holland & Tanzania
BC: ks+cl | june 27, 2007 | We will meet again, Africa. xoxo Caity
FC: Monkeys Museums Montreal | & | Adventures in France, Holland & Tanzania
1: Monkeys Museums Montreal | & | Adventures in France, Holland & Tanzania | Summer 2011
2: ST RRING . . . | Kirk Caity
3: Jared | Justin | Tom | Kate | and Jan! | Virginia
4: 44 cents | Paris, France Amsterdam, The Netherlands Arusha, Tanzania Tarangire, Tanzania Lake Manyara, Tanzania Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania Serenghetti, Tanzania
5: itinerary | 6/25: Leave SFO 6/26 - 6/29: Paris, France 6/30 - 7/01: Amsterdam, Netherlands 7/02: Arusha, Tanzania 7/03 - 7/06: Tarangire, Tanzania 7/06 - 7/07: Lake Manyara, Tanzania 7/07 - 7/09: Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania 7/09 - 7/12: Serenghetti, Tanzania 7/12: Arusha, Tanzania
6: w e l c o m e t o | montreal, quebec
7: During our flight to Paris, we had to make an emergency landing due to another passenger's health condition. We were three quarters of the way to France when it happened and had to turn around and fly to Montreal, QC. Our ten hour flight soon turned into a seventeen hour flight.
9: Paris, France | June 26 through June 29
10: LE PETIT COUR | JUNE 26
11: THE LOUVRE | JUNE 27
13: J'adore Paris
15: "L'amour est la poésie des sens." - Honoré de Balzac
16: June 27, 2011
17: four years | celebrating | Jules Verne
18: JUNE 28 Sainte Chapelle & Notre Dame
19: We were supposed to fly to Amsterdam for two hours to catch our connecting plane to Tanzania. Air France's computers crashed and we missed our flight as well as our connecting flight. We were forced to sleep in the airport and flew to Amsterdam the next morning. The next flight to Tanzania wasn't for another two days. | JUNE 29 Charles de Gaulle Airport
20: Amsterdam | June 30 - July 02 | lost bags: | one in moscow one in kilimanjaro
21: the view from our room | the amstel hotel
22: JULY 01 | free cocktails! | experimenting with our senses | house of bols
23: Amsterdam is one of the most amazing places we have ever visited. We can't wait to visit again.
24: we were delayed and i'm super bummed because life sucks man okay and i just want to get there so i can die all over myself halal and plane plane delayed and junk so um we cried blood for a while and waited for air france to get their stuff together. it was an amazing VACA WOOOHOOO and we couldn't wait to get on safaris are with alol the animals. we had to take a plane the next day. we could only bring 33lbs and it was full of mys tuff. | JULY 02
25: Arusha, Tanzania Legendary Coffee Lodge | Due to our delays, we missed out on two days of the trip yet we were still were so happy to actually be in Africa! | July 02-July 03
26: july 3, 2011 | 20 minute plane flight to Tarangire. The planes were so small, each person could only pack 33 lbs including carry-on luggage.
27: I never dreamed of seeing these animals with my own two eyes. Africa is a truly amazing place. | jackal | ostriches | a rare, wild kirk!
28: elephants | zebras | grant's gazelles | millipedes
29: july 4, 2011 our campsite is ridiculously awesome. we have a flushing toilet in each of our tents and there's even a way to shower! the food is fantastic - we've even had a souffle! it doesn't seem possible to live this well.
30: Nature Notes elephants store scents of foods, from places they've been and can share those scents with other elephants. | i love acacia trees! | what was once called a crested francolin will now be deemed the "ding dong ditch bird" because they are constantly coming up to our tent, letting out an ear piercing shriek and running away as soon as we come to the door.
31: GODWIN | ROLAND | meeting godwin and roland was probably one of the very best parts of the entire trip. godwin's fantastic animal noises and roland's offer to milk a wildabeest so I could have milk in my coffee still has me laughing. | you've had malaria how many times? | Godwin claimed to have had malaria at least ten times in his life. Apparently, it's very common and very treatable if you know how to catch it early.
32: I would have been alright spending the whole trip in tarangire. everyone we met was so memorable.
33: welcome to | lake manyara, tanzania | july 6, 2011 after a short flight to lake manyara, we drove in an enormous car (built to hold ten people) to the national park. the animals weren't afraid of people whatsoever. it was definitely an experience. | July 06 - July 07
34: lake manyara tree lodge | one thing I learned about African people: they really love their gin and tonics.
35: tree climbing lion! | we saw lots of pumbas but no timons
36: Sunsets in Tanzania
37: when we were in lake manyara, we saw an unbelievable number of baboons. that was by far the most common animal we encountered while in the national park but most uncommonly encountered in the other areas we visited in tanzania.
38: the crater is 260 square kilometers but only 19 square kilometers from north to south. 7000 ft in depth | 44 cents | Ngorongoro Crater | JULY 07 - JULY 09
39: Ngorongoro Crater Lodge | Nature Notes the wildabeest are also known as the "spare part" because they have the face of a grasshopper, the tail of a horse, the legs of a hyena and the horns of a cow.
43: A DRIVE THROUGH THE CRATER July 8, 2011
46: We had the greatest lunch EVER in a small area of the crater. While pretty awesome on it's own, the highlight was when an African Kite came soaring down and stole a piece of Jan's chicken.
48: the maasai | meeting | the maasai men work as guards for the crater lodge and will escort you to your room in case of animal encounters.
49: A Performance by the Maasai | While we were watching, drinks and appetizers were served. We had gin & tonics (like everyone else there) and enjoyed the show.
50: one of the very best highlights of the trip was
51: catching a glimpse of the lazy lion on the crater floor
52: THE SERENGHETTI
53: VROOM, VROOM fastest animals COBRA 24 km/hr HIPPO 40 km/hr OSTRICH 70 km/hr | Bananagrams before Lunch | leopard tortoise! | kirk!
54: the most ridiculous giraffe. ever.
55: Africa, Africa, Africa. A continent full of good deeds A place built and made for all humans, Africa I love. | CHINWENDU IBEH
57: "The Zebra epitomizes the wildness of the Serenghetti like no other creature. - Zalu Mubuto
58: shangazi | july 12, 2011 day room | arusha, tanzania | lodge
59: What is Life? It is a flash of a firefly in the night. It is a breath of a buffalo in the winter time. It is as the little shadow that runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.