A walk from Zimbabwe to Zambia

Border zones are fascinating places, and the area around the Zimbabwe-Zambia border at Victoria Falls is no exception. The two countries are connected by a 110 year-old bridge spanning a gorge over the Zambezi River, just downstream of …

Remembering Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela, anti-apartheid icon and former South African president, died at his home in Johannesburg on December 5, 2013 at the age of 95. I was fortunate to be in South Africa at the time, …

Nineteen years later: Rwanda 2013

In March 2013, I spent several days in the small central African country of Rwanda. It is a beautiful place of verdant hills, picturesque villages, and majestic volcanic mountains. Thanks to its high elevation it …