Me too. I didn't really know what a Dhow is, was or will be. But the small boat called the Dhow has arrived and departed the east coast of Africa for more than a thousand years.


Country Roads, Uganda

While in Uganda I had the chance to visit spots away from the maddening crowd. The roads out there are active with commerce, since that is one of the only ways the folks from the villages can “go to market.”


This is a special place in northern Uganda where the Nile River passes through a gap in the rock of just nine meters. The result is a torrent of African water that no one at any time could pass through alive.


That's the name of the rather cool place I stayed while visiting Kibale National Park in western Uganda.


Jungle Walks, Uganda

While working in Uganda I had the chance to make a couple of escapes. One of those was into Kibale National Park in western Uganda. It is most famous for it's many primates, especially chimpanzees. But I liked the feeling of being in such a dense, forested place.


Zanzibar

Few names evoke the sense of exotic the way that Zanzibar does. It's competitors are, perhaps, Timbuktu, Tahiti, Serengeti, or maybe Istanbul. I have no recent photos of those places. But these are thoughts and images from a trip to Zanzibar, which is a mix of many cultures, but highly influenced by the Arab traders who controlled the place for a couple of centuries.










About This Place…

"This website is dedicated to the many people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo who have suffered and died."

 

The writer was a journalist, prosecutor, and Canadian soldier who is now trying to help the people who live in the DR Congo.

 

The photographs and the commentary here are solely those of the writer and his pet dog named "Bark." The United Nations and MONUSCO have nothing to do with this website.

Similarly, the township of Puskokum in eastern Tennessee is equally not interested.