NEWSLETTER FOR MAY - AUG 2012
Carter Black lived in Kenya for twelve years from 1973 to 1985. Carter met and married his wife, a Japanese national, there as well beginning his family. He says: It was a beautiful time to be in that gorgeous African country, with Mombasa and the lovely beaches on the coast of the Indian Ocean, and the vast deserts to the north, home of the Masai, the Samburu, and the Turkana tribes with their herds of cattle and nomadic lifestyle. And of course the most spectacular array of wildlife anywhere on the planet, with the Tsavo and Amboseli game parks to the south, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti just across the border in Tanzania, Mt. Kenya to the north and Lake Victoria to the west.
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By Guest Pauline Chakmakjian
Pauline lives in London and is a trustee of the Japan Society of the United Kingdom. In her opinion, Kyoto is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. She will discuss the many stunning monuments and sites found in Kyoto, the old capital of Japan. Kyoto not only has magnificent shrines, temples and gardens but also is famous for its array of marvelous, colorful and seasonal festivals. In the spring, the sakura period, there are many spectacular varieties of pink cherry blossoms. There are multiple festivals which occur during the year including the autumn changing of the colors of maple leaves. Kyoto is certainly not a city to be missed by any traveler and lover of nature.