Out of Africa

January 14, 2014

Issaquah family gets the most from their trip —

Many people travel to Africa to sightsee, or to go on safaris. But Issaquah’s Leist family had a different agenda.

The family explored parts of Africa in a Land Cruiser stocked with camping equipment this past summer and focused on the culture and the people.

Photos by the Leist Family Maggie, Scott and Anna Leist (from left) pretend to lift an enormous boulder over their heads in the Rhodes Matopos National Park in Zimbabwe. The rock formations are all over the southern part of the country. At top, a Zimbabwean man waves a pinkie finger that he had dipped in ink to show on Election Day last July that he had already voted in his nation’s presidential race.

Photos by the Leist Family
Maggie, Scott and Anna Leist (from left) pretend to lift an enormous boulder over their heads in the Rhodes Matopos National Park in Zimbabwe. The rock formations are all over the southern part of the country. At top, a Zimbabwean man waves a pinkie finger that he had dipped in ink to show on Election Day last July that he had already voted in his nation’s presidential race.

Scott, Sally, Maggie (15) and Anna (12) Leist, along with some family friends, spent five weeks visiting Johannesburg, South Africa, the coast of Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Kenya. About one-third of that time was spent driving from place to place and sleeping in tents on top of their rental car.

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AFRICAN ODYSSEY

October 22, 2013

Issaquah author recounts her life on the sub continent

Issaquah resident Roberta Scholdan holds a special affinity for the African continent, a place with an endless supply of her interests in wildlife, ancient civilizations and archaeology.

By Christina Corrales-Toy Issaquah author Roberta Scholdan tells the stories of her travels to the African continent in her book ‘Echoes of my African Heart.’

By Christina Corrales-Toy
Issaquah author Roberta Scholdan tells the stories of her travels to the African continent in her book ‘Echoes of my African Heart.’

She called Kenya home for seven years, beginning in 1990, and during that time she came face-to-face with elephants, experienced the fear of getting stalked by a pride of aggressive lions and met a culture of people that to this day, holds a special place in her heart.

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