We received word from Pelin Karaca, our Vice President of Product Development, today. She just finished a photography program in Madagascar and is now putting together some programs in Namibia. Here's what she wrote:
I am still alive. We arrived to Swakopmund, a city on the coast of northwestern Namibia, today. We finally have Internet again, but it's very slow. I will never take technology for granted again. I am having email withdrawals!!!
The Madagascar program was amazing. We saw 18 different species of lemurs and everyone got amazing pictures. I was invited by some of the participants from the Ft. Myers area to give their camera club a presentation on some of our destinations starting with Costa Rica. I'm looking forward to that.
Namibia is so different and beautiful. I thought birders were hardcore but photographers are up there. I wish there were more things to photograph during daylight hours. Sunset at 4:30 is too early!!!!
We just came from Sossusvlei, a salt and clay pan surrounded by red dunes, located in the southern part of the Namib Desert. I finally learned how to pronounce it, too. I think we have a new sand dune in our car after tracking it all in from our shoes!
Take care and hugs to you all!
We can't wait to hear about the rest of her journey when she returns! Stay tuned; she's been writing during her trip and will be sharing her experience and photographs when she's once again connected to the Internet.