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How to Road Trip Around the World
How Rich and Amanda Ligato drove a VW van for 59,480 miles (95,724 kilometers) from California to Uganda via Tierra del Fuego, Argentina.

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In the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest we found a troop of gorillas in the dense jungle with a adolsecent male challenging the silverback dominant male.  The massive silverback was on guard and kept watch over the three females, two babies, and one juvenile. The young challenger, unused to the presence of humans, charged toward us. Before we could move, the silverback had cleared a path through the thick brush, pounding the earth with fierce power, and placed himself between the aggressive young male and our group. At this point, we knew it was time to get out of there.
—Amanda and Rich Ligato


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