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Lenin’s Kittiwake | Olaf’s Corner

Lenin’s Kittiwake | Olaf’s Corner

Olaf Malver February 5, 2018 0

A black-footed kittiwake swooped in from the Arctic Ocean and landed on the bald head of Lenin, the Russian communist revolutionary, politician and political theorist. Not in political defiance, but because the top of

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Hello, Nature! | Olaf’s Corner

Hello, Nature! | Olaf’s Corner

Olaf Malver January 20, 2018 0

There is a story about the colorful character named Bob in the Broughton Islands. If you are lucky, you can see him for yourself. You just need to get into a kayak and go

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Follow Your Kinski | Olaf’s Corner

Follow Your Kinski | Olaf’s Corner

Olaf Malver January 8, 2018 0

My traveling buddy and I had just spent a horrible night north of the Guatemala border. All the cheap hotels in the dusty Mexican outpost of Tenosique were full, so we ended up in

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San Blas, Panama—Where Women Rule! | Olaf’s Corner

San Blas, Panama—Where Women Rule! | Olaf’s Corner

Olaf Malver December 14, 2017 0

“Vamanos, mujeres!” That was the insistent invitation from a large Cuna mamacita brandishing a grinning mouthful of golden teeth and a half chewed-up cigar. Wearing a red headscarf, arm and leg beads, gold nose

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Sleepless in Tanzania | Olaf’s Corner

Sleepless in Tanzania | Olaf’s Corner

Olaf Malver October 14, 2017 0

The small and rickety aluminum shelter at Barranco Camp shook each time I took another sleepless turn on the hard cot. The noisy movements kept my two climbing companions awake all night. All this

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Te Ika Nui in Milford Sound, New Zealand | Olaf’s Corner

Te Ika Nui in Milford Sound, New Zealand | Olaf’s Corner

Olaf Malver May 18, 2017 0

The islands of New Zealand are lands full of surprises, contrasts and sensory overload! These differences are found in the varied landscapes, from glacier-covered alpine peaks to subtropical rain forests to sparkling, 21st-century cities

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