TKC Extra: Kindle Safari

With Darlene on a morning game drive in Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa

As we approached the end of our travels in South Africa and Botswana, Darlene and I talked Kindle on the porch of our cabin at Tau Game Lodge, located in Madikwe Game Reserve at the northern border of South Africa. This is the recording of our conversation on Friday, November 12, 2010.

Among the books we talked about, that we bought and downloaded during the trip, are the following: A Carrion Death by Michael Stanley, Blood Safari by Deon Meyer and K.L. Seegers, Whatever You Do, Don’t Run: True Tales of a Botswana Safari Guide by Peter Allison, The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith, The Lost World of the Kalahari by Laurens Van Der Post and Wake Up Dead: A Thriller by Roger Smith.

Some other titles on my Kindle that have helped me learn about the culture of South Africa while we traveled the country are Conversations with Myself by Nelson Mandela, and No Turning Back: A Novel by Beverley Naidoo.

I’ve been blogging here about the trip in photos and text. I look forward to resuming “live” versions of the podcast for TKC 122, which will note the third anniversary of the launch of the original Kindle with an interview with a top Amazon official who has not yet made a visit to the podcast.

Cheers from Gaborone, Botswana!

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Comments 3

  1. Miriam wrote:

    Thanks for taking the time to record and post this! I’ve been following your blogposts of the trip but hearing the sounds and your conversation adds to the enjoyment.
    Best wishes for the remainder of your time there and your return home.

    Posted 13 Nov 2010 at 11:08 am
  2. Richard Askenase wrote:

    Excellent discussion. You could here the sounds of the birds and insects behind you, even though no big animal roars. I’ve been following your trip on your blog, and showing it to my wife who is really fascinated. Maybe when we exhaust Europe, we might follow iin your footsteps,. or somewhere close. It sounded like a terrific trip.

    Oh, and welcome back.
    Rick Askenase

    Posted 15 Nov 2010 at 1:48 pm
  3. Andrys wrote:

    Beautiful work on the trip at your blog, Len.

    Posted 16 Nov 2010 at 11:50 pm