I found this Swahili proverb in a somewhat interesting piece on Zanzibar in the Washington Post’s Sunday travel section.
Ukiona vyaelea vimeundwa [If you see vessels afloat,remember they have been built]
After our trip to Mozambique in the last post,we at Chine bLog set sail into the Indian Ocean’s rising sun and made Madagascar. Sounds epic,eh? Amazing what you can do on Flickr…anyway,we were moved to explore a little bit because we discovered outrigger canoes,or pirogues,in both places. Many seems [...]
One of my favorite web sites is that for the African Wildlife Foundation (full disclosure:it was designed and build by my company,Forum One Communications). It is packed full of gorgeous images,but I kept running into one that stuck with me,for obvious reasons.
This,my friends,is a lovely dugout canoe [...]
Today I came upon an interesting post and some great pictures courtesy of the blog VazahaGasy and author Ruth Frost. The post outlines the author’s experience watching the building of a traditional Malagasy fishing boat. It is a quick read,clearly an interested,observant,non-boatbuilder’s take on the process. No matter –she [...]
I recently had to go to a conference in Sonoma,CA. It was a rough assignment,what with all that wine tasting,but I managed to pull through. Along the way I stumbled on the gallery of Lisa Kristine,a San Francisco-based photographer. Ms. Kristine specializes in images of indigenous peoples and the nice thing [...]
I recently completed At the Mercy of the River:An Exploration of the Last African Wilderness,an account of the first decent (by kayak) of the Lugenda River in Mozambique. It was written by Outside contributor Peter Stark,who was invited on the five-person trip to document it.
As books from this genre [...]