African Journey - Introduction

Hi! My name is Rich Piazza. Welcome to the African Journey WWW site. This site is a compilation of the photos, music, and information relating to my participation as a volunteer in the Peace Corps from 1961 to 1963 as well as the subsequent 3-month, 10,000 mile motorcycle trip through much of Africa. All references to countries' names, leaders, etc., reflect what they were at that time. A video and DVD comprising the full 300 photos, considerable indigenous music, and narration is available for viewing at the John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library, Columbia Point in Boston Mass.

The "Journey" is composed of 5 sections. The first page of each section is "opened" by clicking on any of the first 5 "buttons" below. You can also page through the entire site by using the "next page" button. Since this is quite a large site with more than 300 photos and about 54 "pages" you may not want to view it all in one session. Simply "bookmark" the page you get to so that you can resume your journey from that same spot when you are ready to continue.

Click here to see a map of the entire African Journey.........MAP

Click here to see a map of Nigeria....................................MAP

 This image appears on several pages within the site. Clicking on them will
 allow you to download a quicktime file as described next to the image.
 (Netscape users should have the QuickTime plug-in installed.) Clicking
 on the image here will give you direct
access to pages with sound files.

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Technical Stuff:

This site is constructed using Netscape Navigator Gold 3.0 and is best viewed with that browser.
For best viewing your browser window should be set a bit wider than the horizontal line above.
Since this site consists primarily of images it is most easily viewed using fast modems and computers.

All original photos were taken with a Voigtlander "Bessamatic" 35 mm camera and music was
recorded with a Stancil Hoffman reel-to-reel tape recorder. Keep in mind that all pictures and
music on this site are taken from slides and tape that are more than 40 years old!

Last Updated: 2/1/05