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I Dream of Gorillas.

I sat down in front of one of the male silverbacks, just three meters away. He looked at me and I looked at him. We had this moment of understanding. He knew I meant no harm and I wasn't scared even though I knew he could charge or even kill me if he wanted to. I felt calm, at ease and in just such disbelief that they were there, right in front of me. When you wait for something for so long, sometimes it's hard to believe it is real. 

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I am often asked, “What are some of your most memorable moments from your travels in Africa?” In response, I usually tell a funny bus story, talk about elephants charging at me, or share a clumsy fall in the dark moment. But, there is one moment that really brought things into perspective for me. It was during a visit to a rural village outside of town where...

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Travel, ThoughtsAja Estro