Riding an elephant in Thailand

If you go to Thailand there is one thing that you absolutely MUST do – ride an elephant!

by Kate Wiley

When I hit Thailand the first and only thing that topped my wishlist of things to do was to ride an elephant. On my second last day in Thailand I got my wish! Elephant riding, Inthakhin

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Ecotourism Kenya

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Ecotourism Kenya

The tourist industry, and the growing ecotourism travel scene, in Kenya is the second largest source of foreign exchange revenue followed by agriculture.The main tourist attractions are photo safaris through the 19 national parks and game preserves. Other attractions include the mosques at Mombasa; the renowned scenery of the Great Rift Valley; the coffee plantations at Thika; a view of Mt. Kilimanjaro, across the border into Tanzania;and its beaches along the Indian Ocean.

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Navigating Africa can be daunting, particularly when planning a safari – an experience that varies greatly according to location. This guide demystifies the process, by detailing the safari stats of 18 African countries with maps, color photographs, illustrations of wildlife, 11 useful charts, and an accommodation guide with a detailed rating system. Also covers ecotourism Kenya

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Lee Jolliffe, in her book Tea and Tourism: Tourists, Traditions and Transformations, argues that Kenyan tourism hasn’t developed on its conservation of natural resources, though “beach tourism, eco-tourism, cultural tourism, sports tourism all form part of the portfolio.”During the 1990s, the number of tourists travelling to Kenya decreased, partly due to the well publicised murders of several tourists.However, tourism in Kenya has been the leading source of foreign exchange since 1997, when it overtook coffee, and the trend continued, with the exception on 1997-1998…source: wikipedia.org

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Ecotourism Kenya – Reserves in Kenya

  • Arawale National Reserve
  • Boni National Reserve
  • Dodori National Reserve
  • Kakamega Forest National Reserve
  • Kisumu Impala Sanctuary
  • Samburu National Reserve
  • Buffalo Springs National Reserve
  • Mwaluganje elephant sanctuary
  • Shimba Hills National Reserve
  • Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Mwea National Reserve

Ecotourism Kenya – Marine Parks and Reserves in Kenya

  • Kiunga Marine National Reserve
  • Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park
  • Malindi/Watamu Parks and Reserves
  • Mombasa Marine National Park and Reserve
  • Mpunguti Marine National Reserve
  • Tana Delta Reserve

National Parks in Kenya

  • Aberdare National Park
  • Amboseli National Park
  • Arabuko Sokoke National Park
  • Hells Gate and Mount Longonot National Parks
  • Kora National Park
  • Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Marsabit National Park
  • Meru National Park
  • Mount Kenya National Park
  • Mount Elgon National Park
  • Nairobi National Park
  • Ndere Island National Reserve
  • Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park
  • Ruma National Park
  • Saiwa Swamp National Park
  • Sibiloi National Park
  • Tsavo East National Park
  • Tsavo West National Park

Kenya’s Official Tourism Authority website

Kenya Wildlife Service

Ecotourism Kenya – Eco Tourism is a mainstay of the Kenya economy.
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Leftover Turkey Recipes-Turkey Soup

Leftover Turkey Recipes-Turkey Soup

Well Thanksgiving is over and there is another holiday coming up. There is one dilemma. What do you do with the  leftover turkey?  There are a variety of different meals you can prepare with your  leftover turkey.  In the winter months turkey soup is always a favorite recipe.  Try the Simplest Turkey Soup or be more creative and try Turkey Soup with Cheddar Dumplings. Turkey soup can be a great turkey leftover solver….recipe below.

Soup Makes the Meal: 150 Soul-Satisfying Recipes for Soups, Salads, and Breads

The book is divided into 50 menus, each including a soup, a salad, and a bread recipe.For every occasion there seems to be a suitable soup: chicken soup for when you’re under the weather, chili for the big football game, cheese soup for après-ski. Author and food writer Ken Haedrich relishes and highlights the unique character of soup in Soup Makes the Meal: 150 Soul-Satisfying Recipes for Soups, Salads, and Breads. His soup and salad recipes feature fresh, interesting, and, in many cases, seasonal foods.

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Simplest Turkey Soup

Leftover Turkey Recipes

Turkey Soup

Ingredients

Serves 6

-8 cups Turkey Stock

-Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

-3 small carrots, thinly sliced diagonally

-3 ounces dried wide egg noodles (2 cups)

-1 1/2 cups shredded cooked turkey

-Coarsely chopped fresh dill, for garnish

-Lemon wedges, for serving

Directions

Bring stock to a boil, and season with salt and pepper. Add carrots and noodles, and return to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer until carrots are tender and noodles are al dente, about 4 minutes. Stir in turkey, and simmer for 1 minute. Sprinkle with dill, and serve with lemon wedges.From Martha Stewart Living, November 2008

Turkey Soup With Cheddar Dumplings

Leftover Turkey Recipes

Not your usual turkey soup.

Turkey Soup

Ingredients

Serves 6

-1 tablespoon olive oil

-4 carrots, cut in half lengthwise and thinly sliced into half-moons

-1 onion, diced

-3 3/4 cups homemade or low-sodium canned chicken stock

-1 cup all-purpose flour

-1/3 cup yellow cornmeal

-1 teaspoon baking powder

-3/4 teaspoon salt, plus more for seasoning

-1 cup grated cheddar cheese

-3/4 cup frozen corn, thawed

-1 large egg

-1/3 cup milk

-3/4 pound cooked turkey, cut into 1-inch cubes (about 2 cups)

-Ground pepper

Directions

Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add carrots and onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 4 minutes. Add stock and 2 cups water; bring to a simmer. Cover, and cook until vegetables are just tender, 8 to 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine flour, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Stir in cheese and corn. Add egg and milk; stir vigorously to make a slightly sticky dough. Using lightly floured hands, form dough into 1-inch balls; set aside.

Add the turkey to soup; season with salt and pepper. Bring to a gentle boil; add dumplings. Cover; cook until dumplings are cooked through, 5 to 6 minutes. Serve warm.

From Martha Stewart Kids

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Soup Makes the Meal: 150 Soul-Satisfying Recipes for Soups, Salads, and Breads (Kindle Edition)

Soup Makes the Meal: 150 Soul-Satisfying Recipes for Soups, Salads, and Breads

For every occasion there seems to be a suitable soup: chicken soup for when you’re under the weather, chili for the big football game, cheese soup for après-ski. Author and food writer Ken Haedrich relishes and highlights the unique character of soup in Soup Makes the Meal: 150 Soul-Satisfying Recipes for Soups, Salads, and Breads. His soup and salad recipes feature fresh, interesting, and, in many cases, seasonal foods. The recipe choices are meant to appeal to all appetites: they can be hearty enough to satisfy the hungriest meat eater or observant enough for vegetarian tastes or stylish enough for more elegant affairs. Find Chilled Creamy Peach Yogurt Soup for the summer months paired with Blueberry Lemon Scones and Tomato, Feta, and Peach Composed Salad garnished with Peach Vinaigrette. The yeast and nonyeast breads included are both interesting and unique. Jeff’s Whipped Cream Biscuits are a rich accompaniment to Deborah’s Bulgur Buttermilk Herb Soup, and the Molasses Soda Bread with Curried Pumpkin is the perfect winter’s night companion to Haedrich’s Cheddar Bisque. A well-known and experienced food writer, Haedrich offers the reader a bountiful harvest of choices that he recommends mixing and matching. This impressive collection should lead to a near-endless supply of satisfying combinations and possibilities.

A Customer Review: I cook often, but I own very few cookbooks. I get tired of buying cookbooks and finding only a few recipes worth making. This book is definitely an exception. Every recipe I’ve tried has been terrific, and there are so many others I’d like to try, I’ve decided to give the library back their copy and purchase my own. The biggest plus for me is that the recipes are all very healthy and the menus are well-balanced. Yes, he uses butter and cream in some recipes, but he balances them with amazing whole grain breads and large amounts of vegetables and fruits in the soups as well as the salads. What impresses me the most is that his whole grain breads taste so terrific – you’ll wonder why you ever ate white bread! Best of all, the recipes make enough for leftovers, but not so much that you’re eating soup all week. Best Bets: the Split Pea soup menu is my favorite – the bread is terrific and the split pea soup is the best I’ve ever tasted.

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Climbing in Ethiopia

Vertical Ethiopia, Climbing Toward Possibility in the Horn of Africa

What if the very country that claims the Cradle of Humanity is also the next Mecca for adventure: In March of 2007, four women traveled to northern Ethiopia to climb virgin sandstone towers in the Horn of Africa. They explored rock monoliths in a region that is best known for the drought and famine of the 1980 s and was the site of one of the bloodiest massacres of the Derg. Vertical Ethiopia is the narrative of their journey. Told through a series of vignettes that reveal what it means to climb

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Vertical Ethiopia: Possibility, Environment, and Adventure in the Horn of Africa.
What if the very country that claims the Cradle of Humanity is also the new Mecca for adventure? Majka Burhardt takes you on a journey to Northern Ethiopia where she led a team of woman to climb desert sandstone towers in an effort to get to know another side of this complex country with an international reputation largely limited to drought, famine, and communism. Her stories and experiences are chronicled in her new book: Vertical Ethiopia: Climbing Toward Possibility in the Horn of Africa. Her presentation examines the interaction between the Ethiopia of the past and the potential of today, with a specific focus on the intersections between history and opportunity, adventure and culture, and environment and growth. Come enjoy an evening of splitter sandstone cracks, international kidnappings, the biggest untapped adventure playground in Africa, and an examination of what it takes to juggle fear, success, and global consciousness in the high desert of Ethiopia.

These days Majka is a writer, climber, and AMGA-certified Rock Guide who lives in Boulder Colorado…when she’s home. Vertical Ethiopia: Climbing Toward Possibility in the Horn of Africa, her first book, came out in February 2008 and she’s been on a speaking tour throughout the US since. Vertical Ethiopia merges her passions for culture, communication, and adventure and tells the story of an expedition she led in March 2007 to establish first ascents on sandstone towers in a region of the world known primarily for its history of drought, famine, and war.

About Ethiopia

Ethiopia is a landlocked country located in the Horn of Africa. Officially known as the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, it is the second-most populous nation in Africa with over 85.2 million people and the tenth-largest by area with its 1,100,000 km2. The capital is Addis Ababa. Ethiopia is bordered by Eritrea to the north, Sudan to the west, Djibouti and Somalia to the east, and Kenya to the south.

The country is a land of natural contrasts, with spectacular waterfalls and volcanic hot springs. Ethiopia has some of Africa’s highest mountains as well as some of the world’s lowest points below sea level. The largest cave in Africa is located in Ethiopia at Sof Omar, and the country’s northernmost area at Dallol is one of the hottest places year-round anywhere on Earth….source: wikipedia.org

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Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book 2011 Reviews

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Wine lovers everywhere-novices and experts alike-rely upon it. Newsweek magazine calls it “perhaps the only guide to wine that anyone really needs.” The San FranciscoChronicle declared it “truly charming.” Now in its 34th year of publication, Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book remains the singularly essential reference for anyone exploring the ever-wider world of wine.

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The Everything Kids’ Travel Activity Book: Games to Play, Songs to Sing, Fun Stuff to Do – Guaranteed to Keep You Busy the Whole Ride! (Everything Kids Series) Reviews

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Do you love riding on planes, trains, and automobiles but get restless on the way? If the answer is yes, take along The Everything Kids’ Travel Activity Book and you’ll be there before you know it! Packed full of puzzles, activities, quizzes, and game, this book provides hours of nonstop fun that can be done alone or shared with other kids. There’s cool stuff to do, like:
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