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That Magic Otavalo Overload | Olaf’s Corner

That Magic Otavalo Overload | Olaf’s Corner

Olaf Malver September 2, 2016 0

The rickety bus from Quito to Otavalo in Ecuador was bursting with a rich cacophony of Otavaleños women chattering in Quechua, yellow chickens clucking nervously from small bamboo cages, and the bus radio filling

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Elephant Grand Central Station | Olaf’s Corner

Elephant Grand Central Station | Olaf’s Corner

Olaf Malver July 8, 2016 0

In the wildlife drama that is a Botswana safari, this looked like a virtual demolition zone. We had just stepped out of our kayaks, scouting for an optimal place to camp. Looking around, we

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The Lion’s Share | Olaf’s Corner

The Lion’s Share | Olaf’s Corner

Olaf Malver June 10, 2016 0

A muscular straw-yellow lioness suddenly appeared in the headlights of the old Peugeot, forcing us to a halt. She nonchalantly glanced over her shoulders with an expression of, “This is my road—not to be

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Saving Giant Turtles in Indonesia | Olaf’s Corner

Saving Giant Turtles in Indonesia | Olaf’s Corner

Olaf Malver April 25, 2016 1

“Kura-kura!” yelled the little village boy as he came running out of the dark tropical night and into our jungle camp. Two of our Papuan boatmen from our mother ship, the James Bond II,

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Shipwrecked in Myanmar—No Problem! | Olaf’s Corner

Shipwrecked in Myanmar—No Problem! | Olaf’s Corner

Olaf Malver March 17, 2016 0

Myanmar’s tropical sun laughed from a happy blue sky, but the mood of our travel group was introverted to the point of being somber. This was fair enough, since we had just survived the

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Pushed Around on South Georgia Island | Olaf’s Corner

Pushed Around on South Georgia Island | Olaf’s Corner

Olaf Malver March 7, 2016 0

The persistent nudge was annoying. A very large body was trying to push me off the camping mattress.  Snugly wrapped in my sleeping bag, I drowsily realized that the firm pressure was not from

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Galapagos—A Natural History Classroom for All Ages

Galapagos—A Natural History Classroom for All Ages

Olaf Malver February 4, 2016 0

The whole family was already out of their berths at the rapid rise of the equatorial sun, and their six-year-old daughter was on the aft deck, dutifully continuing her outdoor physics experiment. Stopwatch in

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Boas Madsen – Greenland’s Inuit Ice Master | Olaf’s Corner

Boas Madsen – Greenland’s Inuit Ice Master | Olaf’s Corner

Olaf Malver May 18, 2015 0

Olaf Malver, Chief Exploratory Officer of Natural Habitat Adventures, has traveled with some incredible characters while pioneering paddling routes in remote East Greenland, but Boas Madsen was particularly special. Read on to find out

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