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Swahili coast archaeology

7 November 2012 – 17:29 |

Fish tales

6 November 2012 – 11:55 |

Fourteen days out on the choppy seas of the Indian Ocean will test even the hardest man’s mettle. Especially when hauling 70-kilo broadbill onto the deck. We almost lost Putny a few times as he …

Nairobi to Mombasa: a tale of two journeys

6 November 2012 – 11:50 | One Comment

Journalists Mike Elkin and Lucas Laursen took a commercial flight from Nairobi, Kenya, to Mombasa on the coast, around 440 kilometers away. Meanwhile, their colleague Jason Patinkin rode an overnight train and met them there. …

Safari in the city

22 October 2012 – 01:13 |

Nairobi National Park abuts the city, so we took a half-day tour, courtesy of Tracy, a Couchsurfer and local guide. In the first few minutes I saw my first wild giraffes. In the next few …