Next he travels to Arica Chile where there have been fourteen consecutive years without a drop of rain and so fog is people's only source of water. Going from the driest to the wettest, he visits Mawsynram in India which annually competes for the title with its neighbour Cherrapunji. However, Nick discovers even here, that during the dry season, there is water shortage and one entrepreneur has started selling it bottled.
Finally his journey takes him to Dalol in Ethiopia known as the 'hell hole of creation' where the temperature remains at 94 degrees year round. Here Nick will join miners who work all day with no shade, limited water and no protective clothing.
The book and series consider how and why people lives in these harsh environments. How does Nick's body react to these contrasting extremes? He looks at the geographical and meteorological conditions. He meets local characters and discovers the history of these settlements to find out how they ever became populated. He looks at the way both the population, and the flora and fauna, have adapted physically to the climate, and also considers the psychological impact of living under such conditions.
Collections are small groups of similar travel tales making their way into ebooks in The Travel Psychologist Travel Tales eBook Series.
Say, for example, you are interested in the subject of pickpockets. You'll read in the 'Collection' on pickpocketing several travel stories about how several people dealt with pickpockets in their travels.
So, are you maybe Interested in specific travel stories about France, African safaris, safety and security overseas, mystical experiences, rogues and characters, ghosts and the paranormal, the Cold War Soviet Union, 'from hell' travel tales, or what have you?
Eventually, there will be up to several hundred Collections on an extensive variety of very interesting travel subjects and themes to choose from. Simply select any Collections that suit your specific travel interests.
You wouldn't believe the incredible stories people have told me about their travels. These are--simply stated--great stories!
Travel Tales Collections No. 1 Aug 2014: African Safaris 1
Michael Brein’s Travel Tales Collection, African Safaris 1, features several wildlife tales, including Cape buffaloes, errant hippos, and even a wayward hyena named “Spot.” These are—simply stated--great stories!
Travel Tales Collections, African Safaris 1, is the very first of the Collections series and contains three among the best travel stories about African safaris from Michael’s huge collection of travel tales that he has gathered in interviews with nearly 1,750 world travelers and adventurers during his four decades of travel to more than 125 countries throughout the world.
Of course, there are always the usual, typical, expected sorts of African Safari experiences. But there are also those incredible unexpected surprises that become all the more memorable just because they are so unique!
Future Collections of African safari travel stories will include additional wildlife encounters as well as other interesting aspects of African safaris.
It was a wonderful place of dramatic landscapes, milling herds of migratory herbivores, and Maasai pastoralists who lived much as they had hundreds of years ago. Dennis had close (and sometimes scary) encounters with wildlife. His colleagues were an intriguing mix of national and ethnic groups. He fell in love and married. It was the most enjoyable time of his life.
Come along on the adventure of a lifetime and discover the beauty and excitement of an Africa that can only be discovered by living amongst her people and places.