Alex Berger

I am a travel blogger and photographer. I also am involved in academic research into the study abroad and backpacker communities.

Backpacking

Xi’an and the Terracotta Army

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Xi'an Terracotta Warriors by Alex Berger

Before I was born my parents launched a program which paired archaeologists with high school kids eager to learn through a hands-on exploration of history. Though they had retired from the field by the time I came along, many of our close family friends, including my godmother, were archaeologists or historically inclined. That exposure ignited my imagination and passion for ...

Backpacking

Ngorongoro Crater in Photos

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Safari Alex Berger - Martial Eagle

The final leg of my wonder-infused 9 day safari through Tarangire, Lake Natron, the Serengeti and Ngornogoro Crater started with a long drive across the Serengeti’s empty plains.  From tree-less flatlands, the ground gently began to slope upwards as we made our way towards the remnants of an imposing volcanic cone. Before long scrub-brush gave way to vegetation as the road ...

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The Big Cats of the Serengeti

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Lion Rock by Alex Berger

The four days I spent in the Serengeti were full of incredible experiences. One of the things you always dream about is the opportunity to spend time with big cats. From shy cheetahs to lazy lions or the ever elusive Leopard, there’s something captivating about the alpha predators of Africa. At the outset of my safari I hoped I’d spot, ...