Kili, safari & Zanzibar pictures by BostonGal

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Mar 22nd, 2006, 07:57 AM
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Kili, safari & Zanzibar pictures by BostonGal

Here's a link, enjoy!

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Mar 22nd, 2006, 08:14 AM
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Thankyou Nicole! They look like wonderful pictures, I can't wait to view them at lunch today! (work always seems to get in the way....)
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Mar 22nd, 2006, 08:15 AM
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Photos are wonderful, and you do not look like you had been hit by a truck!

Your tale of the climb was just heart-wrentching, BostonG. Looks like a fabulous trip nonetheless. Thanks for sharing!
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Mar 22nd, 2006, 08:35 AM
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Thanks so much for sharing your pics! You don't look so bad for not having showered in 8 days

The two birds in the crater are crowned cranes, and I think the monkey that Jay tried to pet is actually a vervet monkey.
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Mar 22nd, 2006, 08:48 AM
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Boston,
Your pics. are awesome.
Reading your report first and then having your insightful captions really helped me know what I was looking at.
Thanks;
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Mar 22nd, 2006, 09:20 AM
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Thanks for sharing. The Kili pictures were a perfect illustration to your report. I particularly liked the topi picture. The python looked very “active” and scary. I don’t know what to write about the lost baby wildebeest. I suppose it was impossible to take him with you …


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Mar 22nd, 2006, 09:25 AM
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Wow--those Kili photos are stunning. And I agree with the others: you look great, non-comatose, etc.

It also seems as if you saw plenty of animals on your safari--cheetahs, lions, leopards, pythons, eles, giraffes, the rhino--especially considering it was on the short side. Some excellent there shots too!

Thanks for sharing these.
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Mar 22nd, 2006, 09:28 AM
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"Some excellent there shots too" = "Some excellent shots there too."

Again, I congratulations you!
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Mar 22nd, 2006, 09:32 AM
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BostonGal,

Great pictures...you had quite an adventure. I was able to catch a glimpse of the top of Kiliminjaro myself...on my Precision flight from Zanzibar to Nairobi!

Your final picture of the chest...I had to carry two of those things home...unfortunately, I was holed up at the Serena Inn on the final day, unable to walk much due to my toe and I knew that Alexsandra unleashed would be a problem and she returned to the room later that afternoon with PORTERS carrying all her goods she had bought!

Unfortunately I never made it to the E&G for dinner, eating dinner both nights at the Serena Inn, although there was also live entertainment at the Serena.

Congratulations on successfully climbing Kiliminjaro!
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Mar 22nd, 2006, 09:38 AM
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Yes, we certainly did see a ton when we were in the Crater, and I guess I was spoiled by it - or maybe it's just my ignorance about the numbers of animals in the Serengeti - it was difficult to drive around for an hour and not see one thing, other than 5 wildebeest, you know?

Patty - oops! I think you're right about the vervet, not colobus! My bad!

Rocco - LOL I am dying over here at Alexsandra having porters carry stuff that she bought ahahahaa! I would have loved to have purchased more authentic things to bring home, but we had 8 total items as it was, and I didn't feel like dealing with the nightmare of shipping! Isn't that chest awesome? I love it!
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Mar 22nd, 2006, 10:43 AM
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BostonGal,

What a wonderful collection of photos to accompany that terrific report. The Kili shots are quite amazing. You seem to have seen quite a bit of action in and around the Crater. All in all I would say an incredible experience.
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Mar 22nd, 2006, 11:12 AM
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Great pictures! Thanks for sharing!
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Mar 22nd, 2006, 12:39 PM
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Great pictures, fabulous trip report. I've now vicariously climbed Kili!
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Mar 22nd, 2006, 01:01 PM
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Nicole:
Your pictures came out great.
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Mar 22nd, 2006, 02:13 PM
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Breathtaking, especially that Kibo shot!

Great beach (water/sand) photos and those ever amazing African sunsets.
 
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Mar 23rd, 2006, 12:22 PM
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Sandi, that Kibo shot that you commented on is my wallpaper both at work and home =)
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Mar 23rd, 2006, 02:10 PM
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BostonGal:

Awesome photos of Kili. Thanks for posting. Congratulations on the climb. Did you have any problems with altitude sickness as some have? Also loved seeing Mwenzi up close and the picture with the ice crystals, beautiful.

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