Sunday, February 21, 2010

Geeking Out

So what am I doing in London this weekend anyway?

I'm just being a total fan-girl at the Royal Geographic Society. There was a travel writing event and both Jan Morris and Dervla Murphy spoke. I came over to see that.

Then when I discovered I could go downstairs to the Map Room to see artifacts from Shackleton and great African explorers, I was over the moon. No photos of that part though.

Jan Morris

Dervla Murphy

Dervla Murphy and some woman who claimed to have written some books


Don Hudson said...

Do you think that you may have followed the same routes as the African explorers? Weren't you at the source of the Nile?

Marie said...

I thought so, but actually the source of the Nile is in some mountains in Rwanda that flow into Lake Victoria. The "Mountains of the Moon," as they were called by the great explorers.

I forged my own path, though. :)

Don, I hear congratulations are in order...

Don Hudson said...

Congratulations indeed! Thanks Marie.