Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Corner View - Holiday Photos








I take every opportunity to travel, and so usually have three or four holidays each year. Last month I was in Tanzania. I did what I usually do: booked the flight and the first night's accommodation, and then took it from there. The result was a short stay in the capital city of Dar Es Salaam, some time on the exotic island of Zanzibar, and finally, a safari in Mikumi National Park, which is where these photos were taken. We were lucky to happen upon a lioness drinking at a water hole and then followed her back to her three cubs.

Next month I am going to Ethiopia, which will be my 102nd country. Only 91 more to go!

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33 comments:

  1. That's great, I can travel with you and admire your photos. Nice holidays.

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  2. What fun you must be having. Carry on. If not taken, you would be a very interesting date indeed.

    Your holiday photos are CONSIDERABLY different from mine.

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  3. no kidding. now that IS traveling....

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  4. Uuuuh, Tanzania with Sansibar is on my list for the last years (see my hidden hint on my foremost post).
    Guess you had a great time.

    Enjoy now your next country :-)

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  5. Ian,your pictures are perfect. As for your way of travelling, I agree, it is the best way. Now, I'm just waiting for the books...yours.

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  6. WOWWWW!!!! When all is said and done, nobody can say Ian didn't live his life to the fullest. Love the zebra! I have seen a raccoon and an opossum in the past two nights. The raccoon stood on its hind legs and looked in our front door window, and the opossum squealed at me - ? ok, so it's not tanzania, but... cool? sort of?

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  7. would love to see more of zanzibar and can't wait for ethiopia!

    and the animal pics well.......

    yes, WOW!

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  8. Ian, this is amazing!! Thank you so much for taking me to the beautiful animals of Zanzibar this early morning!!!

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  9. One of my dream holidays is a safari in Africa, but it'll have to wait until my daughter is a bit older . . . thanks for the brief chance to live vicariously through you.
    D

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  10. What a fun theme for CV! I'm getting a kick out of all these pictures!

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  11. I especially like the zebra looking directly into the camera. What a face!

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  12. WOW, love the zebra!
    happy holidays...

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  13. Great adventures and way to go!
    Happy Travels!

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  14. I really like your way of travelling. Your photos of the zebras are my favorites :)
    Happy holidays.

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  15. Africa is one of my travelling dreams, Kenya and Zanzibar especially. Thank you for sharing your safari photos. And thanks for the theme for this CV!

    Happy travels,
    Kasia

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  16. How amazing to see this in real life! I've been ruanda a couple of years ago, made a big impression (as well good as bad) on me..

    Your goal is very inspiring!

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  17. Once we planned to go to Zanzibar but finally we could not make it ... I hope we could visit one day

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  18. Wonderful photos Ian. Gorgeous. It must have been a difficult job to chose from all your vacation photographs!

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  19. I love your photos. I hope to do a safari trip one day.
    Great shots and thanks for the theme.

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  20. Fantastic photos! I love the one of the Zebra!

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  21. Your holiday photos resemble my dreams :)
    (Your lifestyle of travel and exploration is an inspiration!)

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  22. knew these would be amazing, ian, and you didn't disappoint. i look forward to the day when we can travel like you do again- just booking a place for the first night and then being free to move around and explore. so great to live vicariously!

    great theme, too. cannot wait to show my son these pictures. we get to meet a kangaroo and a wolf this afternoon!

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  23. Hello Mr. Adventure! Wow I am blown away by these shots. Happy trails, T

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  24. WOW, incredible how you follow your dream and the results are great pictures!

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  25. Wow Ian, what an amazing pics! SO different then my Holliday pics hahaha

    Greetings from Holland

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  26. I just answered your question about honey on Traveling Bug blog...and then decided to pop over and have a look at your blog. I'm really glad I did. I absolutely love your photography. I'll be back!

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  27. Oh, these are gorgeous!!! Thank you for bringing some sun to my cold autumn!!!
    Hello :)

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  28. super choice of subject this week, cheers. zebras are just the coolest.

    I'm probably going to ethiopia next year so I'm very curious to hear your experiences and see your pics.

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  29. The photos look fabulous! 102 countries - that is pretty amazing...I think I've managed 20 and only ever lived in Scotland.....but there are plans to visit more!

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  30. How exciting that you've been to so many places. I've only left the country once...

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