Home - SKJ Travel - Welcome to the SKJ narrative travel blog, where Shara shares her experiences and reflections of travel around the world.

  • Bio - Shara Kay Johnson - Who is Shara Johnson? Read the biography for the gal behind the SKJ Travel blog.
  • Roadside Views of Northern Namibia: Snapshots from the Berrie Bus - Take a road trip with me through northern Namibia as I show you the scenes I saw through the window of my vehicle. Traditional homes, shebeens, social gatherings and other snippets of life that I pass by.
  • The African Hair Salon - A look at traditional Himba hairstyles, and typical hair salon buildings catering to other hairstyles in Namibia.
  • Fear and Distrust - An Argument for Witchcraft as a Primary Economic Inhibitor in Africa - Meet Chief Petrus, beloved father of an artisan community, whose bewitching episode illustrates how economic stagnation is a natural upshot of pervasive beliefs in witchcraft.
  • Hospitality - Local Folks Rock and Penguins Delight - Hospitality in Johannesburg (as if we haven't already experienced it by the boatload) and a trip to Cape Town to see the penguins at Boulder Beach.
  • Namibia II Archive - Archive for posts from my second trip to Namibia, aimed largely at researching the pervasive witchcraft culture.
  • Circling the Nxai Pan, Part 2: Animal Pals and Special Moments - Second part of virtual safari through the Nxai Pan in Botswana. This time we encounter mostly groups of animals, including elephants and big cats.
  • Circling the Nxai Pan, Part 1: One-on-One Time with the Animals - Checking out the Nxai Pan during the "green" season. Although this arid salt pan doesn't contain the abundance of wildlife elsewhere in Botswana, a delightful number of animals come out to see me and welcome me to Bostwana in the rainy season!
  • Calhan Paint Mines Fantastical Geology, Magical Color - Take a brief tour of the Paint Mines Interpretive Park in eastern Colorado, used for thousands of years by Native Americans to make dyes and tools.
  • Puerto Rico Outside San Juan: Green, Blue, Old and New - Green rain forests, blue bio-luminescence, old sugar mills and ancient ballcourts, new probings into space ... some of the things to see outside the cities in Puerto Rico.
  • Kalahari in the Wet Season -- A Divine Surprise - Safari in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve during the wet season stuns me with its lush, green landscape and dynamic skies. Oh yeah, and animals, too!
  • Twenty Years in Chains - A Triumph of Compassion Over Cruelty - The remarkable story of Ndjinaa, a Himba woman chained to a pole for 20 years, and how compassion proved more powerful than superstition and broke the shackles of witchcraft.
  • Back to the Birds - A new list from Ixtapa, Mexico - This year's wildlife viewing at Popoyote Lagoon and Barra de Potosi in Ixtapa, Mexico, introduced me to many new birds. And of course I touched base with my crocodile and iguana pals.
  • You Could Be the Next Witch - A Namibian Culture of Fear and Jealousy - You could be the next witch. Or your brother or your mother. Uncovering the witchcraft culture in Namibia shows me people living in a constant state of fear. Here is one sad tale.
  • The Peace in Human Touch: Portraits in Namibia - From Namibia ... witnessing the peace and comfort that a simple touch of affection can bring to a lonely soul.
  • Popoyote Lagoon 2015 - Ixtapa, Mexico - Year 2015 photographs from my favorite little wildlife refuge for birds and reptiles, Popoyote Lagoon at Playa Linda, Ixtapa, Mexico.

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    City: -122.0574 California, United States

  • lauren - The smell is very nice and your hair is soft when you wash it ...

    It's okay, I mean it leaves your hair looking shinier. The smell is very nice and your hair is soft when you wash it out. Only problem is I have extremely dry hair and my hair still feels very dry once it's fully dried. I don't notice a difference in the texture of my hair since this is a repair mask.

  • bb&t - Great for tuning!!!

    Great maps available to add. One easy install!! I have a 2008 BMW 335i with all options. Powerful monster with stage 2 aggressive map installed. Fun toy....

  • Tatiana - Love this Skin Transformer

    the best cream for face and neck -I`m using this product for long time and will buy again-covering all my imperfections on face-very good protecting skin from sun and skin feels all day not dry. Love this color -medium-I`m white european and tried some Korean BB -what too light for me-face did look like dead mask-this Miracle skin Transformer working excellent.

  • jessica burfening - Great multi tasker

    This shampoo and body wash is a great multi tasker. Works great as a shampoo and also as a body wash. Great for travel to save room. Has a light berry smell almost like cranberry.

  • Prufrock - My 30 year search has finally ended.

    It's true, you can believe the raves about this amazing lotion. This is even better than the pricey Aveda lotion I had settled on for my dry, cracked heels. My only suggestion would be to buy the tubes instead of the pump bottles, despite their convenience, because you don't get all of the lotion out with the pump.

  • Drew - This book changed my life

    "Microwave for one" is not just a cookbook. It's a lifestyle. Sonia Allison gave me the confidence I needed to rebuild my life. Why be a slave to the need to " try?" Why succumb to society's pressure to " care." After following her guided tutorial, " how to just give up in 60 seconds or less" I was ready commit 100% to the program. Soon I was popping pop corn and boiling water. Without even realizing it I was not only becoming an amazing chef, I was growing as a person. With out the burden of a life out side of my apartment, I can finally lead the life I am meant to...alone... in the dark...crying into a bowl of instant grits. Do yourself a favor. Buy this book and never look forward again!

  • LJ Woman - So Far So Beneficial

    Just as legend proclaims - the Thieves Oil is keeping us healthy and viruses at bay. What a relief after a seasonal bout of virus overload. I think it is time to buy stock in tissue paper. But, I am straying from the point of this review which is to note my "excellence rating" for an oil so worthy!