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Complete Namibia Tour 2018 Travelogue #1 (Podcast 621)

Just back from this year's Complete Namibia Tour, today we start a series of travelogue-style episodes to walk you through our antics as my group and I traveled this majestic land. I'm going to come right out and say, that I believe this year's Namibia tour was probably one...

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Martin Bailey is a nature and wildlife photographer and educator based in Tokyo. He's a pioneering Podcaster and blogger, and an X-Rite Coloratti member.
  • Jan Wagner
    Posted at 23:40h, 18 June Reply

    As one of the participants of the 2018 Namibia Tour and after looking over your initial blog of that trip this morning I wanted to comment immediately, while the tears are still fresh in my eyes. I guess I would describe them as tears of joy or maybe gratitude. Only being back home from that trip a couple of days and still a little bit jet-lagged it is emotionally a bit overwhelming for me to try and describe my experience right now. That will come later. The beauty and diversity I experienced in Namibia were both amazing and surprising. As a beginner photographer what I learned about photography far exceeded any of my expectations. As a lover of life what I experienced from everyone on the trip was camaraderie, support and a real passion for beauty, vision and creativity. I want to say to you Martin, to your assistant Rich and to each one of my fellow co-participants of the Namibia journey of a lifetime – thank you! I am reminded of the message/lettering on the shirt backs of our driver/guides – “We Change Lives”…. How true!

    • Martin Bailey
      Posted at 17:29h, 28 June Reply

      Aaw, Jan, I’m just catching up and only just saw your wonderful comment. Thanks so much for writing such a wonderful summary of your experience on this tour. I’m so pleased that you had such a good time.

      This will remain one of my favorite tours and groups for year’s to come, I’m sure, and I’m really happy that you were a part of it. Thanks for everything that you brought to the experience, and I hope to get to travel with you again some time!


  • J D Ramsey
    Posted at 10:00h, 19 June Reply

    Martin – Brings back great memories of last year’s tour! Really loved Namibia in 2017. The country and the people are an experience that i will never forget. It’s one of the places that I wouldn’t mine seeing again – so exotic! Thanks for running these tours! So did you have as many Brits (Australians, NZers) enjoying G&Ts this year. HaHa.

    • Martin Bailey
      Posted at 17:36h, 28 June Reply

      Hi Dave,

      Thanks for taking the time to comment! I’m pleased this is bringing back nice memories.

      The group was America-heavy this year at six, then two Canadians and two Australians to make up the ten. There was no shortage of G&Ts or wine flowing either. 🙂


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