Understanding Zambia: History and Reflections Pt III

Mar 8th, 2016 David Berger 4 min read

In February’s segment I wrote a little bit about the history of Zambia, and I touched on nationalization. I wanted to return to that point in today’s reflection on Zambia. Now, public opinion maintains that Kaunda’s decision to nationalize the copper mines was more political than economic. He was advised on multiple fronts that the nationalization of the mines would not be a good idea…

Understanding Zambia: History and Reflections Pt. II

Feb 12th, 2016 David Berger 5 min read

In January’s segment on Zambia and Zambian History, I wrote about Zambia’s development as a country under colonial rule, and simplified its path through its transition to independence. In this section I’d like to talk more about the next phase of Zambian History – particularly it’s evolution as a free country, and some of it’s better known projects. The modern free nation of Zambia was…

Highlight from our Danish Roadtrip: Rubjerg Knude!

Apr 15th, 2015 David Berger 2 min read

As we wound and wandered our way through northern Jutland (mainland Denmark), we stopped over in Aalborg, and spent the night in a lovely AirBnB. The next morning it was on to adventure, and the day held a series of beautiful forests, preserves, and the fantastic Rubjerg Knude Fyr! The Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse. (Beautiful Forest near Aalborg). Now as we continued our wind north, we…

Valley of Fire Photos!

Apr 2nd, 2015 David Berger 1 min read

I posted last week with a couple of photo’s and a brief introduction to the Valley of Fire, but I wanted to follow up with a link to the photo album on Flickr! You can find more of these Photos at: David N. Berger’s Flickr Album: Valley of Fire

Sunset in South Luangwa

39 Months in Zambia

Feb 23rd, 2015 David Berger 4 min read

Looking back at the last 39 months in Zambia is a unique feeling. On July 17th 2011, I embarked on a life changing journey. An experience that was unlike anything else I had ever imagined or experienced. A whole new world, one which I’d never been introduced to – one ignored by our world history classes, brushed over by our geography classes that treated the…

Colorado San Juan Mountains

A day trip in the Rocky Mountains

Apr 3rd, 2014 David Berger 6 min read

We’d spent the night in Grand Lake, in a cozy restored cabin, resting along a small creek that fed down into the lake itself. With a bubbling brook on one side, and the great grand lake to the other, it was a beautiful restful night. We found good food for dinner (Ma cooked), and we had a relaxing evening on the side of the brook…

The Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Apr 1st, 2014 David Berger 3 min read

It was already the next morning, the sun seeming to race across the horizon and stream into the sky. The light was just starting to pick up in the valley as we checked out, loaded up and started on our way. We were headed up to the north country, towards Rocky Mountain National Park and Montana, and as we passed out of Montrose, we saw…

Telluride, on the way to Ouray!

Mar 27th, 2014 David Berger 2 min read

The Last time I reminisced, I was thinking of our drive up over Lizard Head pass, and down into the west fork of the Dolores. We’d passed through beautiful mountain meadows, and back down to the familiar, gorgeous beauty of the Dolores river valley and the McPhee reservoir. The next series of memories that came to me, were of our trip up to Ouray, through…

Headed up to Lizard Pass

Jan 18th, 2014 David Berger 2 min read

Good evening folks, It’s good to get a chance to sit down and start writing. It’s been a while, so please excuse me as I brush off the dust, settle into the couch, and start typing. It was a cool morning, the rains having passed in the night. The strong scent of sage and brush-land, the delicious crisp taste of the fresh Colorado air. We…