Friday, November 5, 2010

This is how its done.

I've been reading the journals of Dr. David Livingstone (of "Dr. Livingstone I presume?" fame) during his treks through Africa, mostly Mozambique and Malawi. Such adventures as he had are impossible these days. The Doc brought camels and Indian water buffalo on his second trek to Malawi to see if they could withstand the tsetse fly any better than could European pack animals.
Imagine deciding today that you were going to spend six months riding a camel through Africa. What an adventure!

You can read his journals too, many of them are up on Gutenberg.

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