Bucket List Saturday – #2 Timbuktu

Where Address: Timbuktu, Mali Elevation: 856′ Population: 54,453 (2009) Watercourse: River Niger Fact Permanent large-scale urban settlement began as early as 200 BC. Timbuktu became part of the Trans Saharan trade by 500 AD. The 15th and 16th centuries were the golden age of the city where religion, arts, math and sciences flourished. Timbuktu is also known … [Read more…]

Bucket List Saturday – #1 Victoria Falls

Where:  Address: Kazungula, Zambia Height: 355′ Elevation: 2,904′ Watercourse: Zambezi Forms the border between Zambia and Zimbambwe. Facts: Forming the greatest curtain of falling water in the world, it stretches 1708m. ‘Discovered’ in 1855 by famous missionary, David Livingstone, who named it after Queen Victoria. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site Why: Aptly named … [Read more…]