I wasn’t sure I had it in me. I wasn’t sure I would have the time to do it. But my blog turned 5 years old this year! I published my first real post (Hungarian sponge cake with fruit) on October 14, 2013.
The second crop of our arugula from our garden produced very well this year. A few days ago, I harvested it and went on a search for a recipe – I wanted something different than my caramelized pear and arugula salad.
Written by my husband, Steve: I knew I was in trouble when my friend at work loaned me her copy of the Birds of East Africa Princeton Field Guide in advance of our trip to Kenya and Tanzania – for it consisted of 590 pages and descriptions of 1388 species of birds! How was I ever going to contend with such overwhelming information while still trying to enjoy the moment of new discoveries? (And that’s not even counting the 300 species found on Madagascar, which was where the last 10 days of our trip would take us!)
A beautiful scenery awaited us here. We could have not dreamt about a better stay for our last two days in Tanzania!
It felt like we arrived into another world. A giant baobab tree greeted us by the entrance into the national park, and the promise of elephants, many species of birds, and many more iconic baobabs made us quite excited for our two-day visit ahead.
Written by my husband, Steve: Ever since I was a little boy, I have been entranced by the word “Ngorongoro.” It represented the exotic, the romantic, and the exciting unknown. I may have first encountered it in the old Time Life book series on countries or regions of the world.
A peaceful and relaxing place on a coffee plantation accommodated us for two nights in Tanzania. Just a short drive from the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater.
„The lovliest I have seen in Africa,” Ernest Hemingway once said about Lake Manyara National Park, which is most famous for its tree-climbing lions. It’s a small park, lesser known, often overlooked, but exciting.
No doubt, it is one of the natural wonders of the world. Steve, a wildlife biologist by training, wanted to witness this his entire life. I happily agreed to share the experience.
This was a classic tented camp we stayed at during our safari that resembled most of the old-style camps of the early explorers of Africa. There was a big difference though – it had the comforts of the modern world.
Flying high in Africa! Amazing scenery, amazing experience! Getting a unique perspective of the mesmerizing Serengeti National Park.
“Will we witness the wildebeest migration here?” was our unspoken question. We were more than ready for our adventure in Tanzania. Located near the Kenyan border, the Serengeti – one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites – is one of Africa’s most popular parks. Sharing the same ecosystem with Maasai Mara, it’s famous not only for the wildebeest migration, but also for the beauty of its endless plain and for the diversity of its flora and fauna.