We loved Tanzania, and found so many parts of it so photogenic that inevitably took too many videos (is videogenic a word?), so here's another dump of those videos that didn't make their way into any of our posts.
One video of the adorable chimpanzees of Gombe Stream National Park:
Here's a few seconds of our open-air jeep ride with around 12 other people from the Valle del Cocora back to Salento, Colombia.
And finally, here is a video of the daily migration of marine iguanas on the beach on Isabela island in the Galapagos. Every afternoon, hundreds of iguanas made this trek from the safety of the ocean to the porches and walls of our hostel. By all moving at once, and gathering in just a few spots, the young are safer from introduced predators such as dogs and rats.
Nick and Claudia are traveling the world for a year, from June 2011 to June 2012. We'll be using this site to keep all our friends and family (and anyone else who's interested) up to date on our travels.
Nick is reading: Wittgenstein's Mistress by David Markson: pretty out there and experimental, but at least I'm learning how to drop the names of artists well! Shadows and Wind by Robert Templer: daring and damning view of modern-day Vietnam, its challenges and faults, as well as a lot of hope and positivity about the spirit of a people that has been through a lot in the last hundred yearsl Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham: trying to tackle a classic by an old favorite author. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy: still taking advantage of our copious reading time to attack some of the longest books ever written. Not sure I'll make it through this one, though.
Claudia is reading:
Shadows and Wind by Robert Templer: an insight into modern-day Vietnam.
The Girl who Kicked the Hornets Nest by Stieg Larsson: the third in the trilogy, this one might be the best one yet!
Check out the rest of what we've read so far