Welcoming the Monkey at Lan Su

Happy Year of the Monkey! This month marks one year in Portland for us, and our second Chinese New Years celebration at Lan Su Chinese Garden in Portland. As I explained in our last post looking back at our 2015 visits to Portland’s Chinese […]

Interrorem Cabin (i)

We took a drive up to Washington’s Olympic Peninsula to spend the weekend in the woods in a rustic cabin with TERROR for a middle name (Interrorem). We managed somehow over two nights to avoid being stalked by Sasquatch or harassed by forest-dwelling gnomes […]

Usambara Mountains

Photo Essay: The people and scenic beauty of the Usambara Mountains in Northern Tanzania — a preview of our 4-day, 40+ mile trek through this unique and remote corner of the world.

Begun in 1558, St. Sebastian (São Sebastião) fort is the oldest complete fort in sub-Saharan Africa. Here, the Our Lady of the Stronghold (Nossa Senhora de Baluarte) chapel, is considered the oldest European building in the southern hemisphere!

St. Sebastian Fort

A photo essay covering our exploration of the oldest standing fort in sub-Saharan Africa — Fortim de São Sebastião (St. Sebastian Fort) on a gorgeous day against a stunning backdrop.