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Here, there, everywhere... A modest attempt at chronicling my around the world adventure over the next year (or so).

The house that Bob Marley built

EGYPT | Wednesday, 6 May 2009 | Views [2089]

After leaving thecruise for our hostel in the center of Luxor we arrived at the Sherif Hotel AKA the Bob Marley house. We were not sure why they had the other name before we arrived but knew immediately why after-posters, art, music, lyrics, etc. of ... Read more >

Tags: luxor, valley of kings

The life of luxury

EGYPT | Wednesday, 6 May 2009 | Views [739]

We landed in Aswan after a quick hour flight from Cairo. The American guy we met in Cairo while staying with Tarek was beginning a tour company and one of the countries he wants to lead tours is in Egypt so he spent severl week here. He was able to take ... Read more >

Tags: abu simbel, aswan, cruise, nile

too much sheesha

EGYPT | Wednesday, 6 May 2009 | Views [752]

Hoped off the plane very early in the morning to a huge, honking, and hot city known as Cairo. Cairo is huge and we soon learned how huge as we took a taxi to our couchsurfing host's house in a southern part of the city just inside the boundary. ... Read more >

Tags: cairo, pigeon, pyramids

Ahhh....Aksum or Axsum!

ETHIOPIA | Thursday, 30 Apr 2009 | Views [2459]

Another stump jumper flight to Aksum from Lalibella and we were on the ground in the city of Aksum, the ancient capital of Ethiopia. We shared a cab ride into town with some people we met on the plan and stopped at a hotel we read about in our guidebook.... Read more >

Tags: aksum, ark of the covenant, obelisk

How much for that goat?

ETHIOPIA | Wednesday, 29 Apr 2009 | Views [1351]

Oh how I dislike the propeller stump jumper plans that some airlines use to fly short distances. That was the case flying from Gondar to Lalibella, plus it was windy on the way down so it made me and the huge group of French geris nervous. Thankfully ... Read more >

Tags: goats, lalibella, orthodox easter, rock hewn churches, sheep

Simon says...

ETHIOPIA | Friday, 24 Apr 2009 | Views [843]

A nice, quick flight to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from Nairobi was a welcome change from our normal long bus rides. It was already evening when we arrived so we talked to some people at the airport and got picked up for what Ethiopians described as a nice ... Read more >

Tags: baboons, gondar, simien mountains

Gallery: Axsum

ETHIOPIA | Friday, 24 Apr 2009 | Photo Gallery

the ancient capital
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Gallery: Lalibela

ETHIOPIA | Friday, 24 Apr 2009 | Photo Gallery

Easter in the mountains
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Gallery: Gondar/Simien mountains

ETHIOPIA | Friday, 24 Apr 2009 | Photo Gallery

northern ethiopia
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The elusive cheetah

KENYA | Saturday, 11 Apr 2009 | Views [867]

Our "short" bus ride to Nairobi lasted only 12  hours and luckily the hostel we were staying t was right next door to the bus stop because Nairobi after dark is not the nicest of places. This was the land of Obama, well at least his father ... Read more >

Tags: kenya, maasi mari, nairobi, safari

Mzungu in the mist

UGANDA | Saturday, 11 Apr 2009 | Views [539] | Comments [1]

after conquering Kilimanjaro and spending a night in Moshi, Tanzania we boarded a bus for the 18 hour ride to Kampala, Uganda are next stop to track gorillas. We did not have a permit to track as they can be hard to get and arrange in advance so we ... Read more >

Tags: bwindi, gorillas, uganda

Gallery: on safari

KENYA | Saturday, 11 Apr 2009 | Photo Gallery

Maasi Mara, Kenya
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Gallery: King of the jungle..er forest

UGANDA | Saturday, 11 Apr 2009 | Photo Gallery

Ugandan gorilla tracking
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pole pole up Kili

TANZANIA | Wednesday, 1 Apr 2009 | Views [1105]

10 hours, 11 stops for pineapples, firewood, oranges and mangos, and 2 flat tires later we arrived at Moshi, the gateway for us to Kilimanjaro. We were a little pissed at this having seen the bus we would have taken pass us 3 hours before and watching ... Read more >

Tags: kilimanjaro, trekking

The "African" Experience

TANZANIA | Wednesday, 1 Apr 2009 | Views [1010]

After a two hour ferry ride we arrived at Stonetown, the main city on Zanzibar island. We found a private minibus for hire which is supposed to be faster then the regular bus because we were immediately traveling to the north of the island where there ... Read more >

Michael the prophet

TANZANIA | Wednesday, 1 Apr 2009 | Views [912]

After arriving at the Dar Es Salaam airport at 7pm we wrangled with immigration about the $100/each visa which we thought was $50. It was no luck so we opted for a $50 transit visa good for two weeks. THis meant we would be rushed but could probably ... Read more >

Tags: tanzania, village

Gallery: kilimanjaro

TANZANIA | Tuesday, 31 Mar 2009 | Photo Gallery

climbing africa's highest peak
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Gallery: dar es salaam

TANZANIA | Tuesday, 31 Mar 2009 | Photo Gallery

village life
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Who wants to be a trillionaire?

BOTSWANA | Saturday, 14 Mar 2009 | Views [1273] | Comments [1]

After leaving Duvundu where Chris lived we headed into an area known as the Caprivi Strip. This used to be no-man's land when Namibia and South Africa where having problems with Angola but is now safe. There is not much in the strip except wildlife like ... Read more >

Tags: botswana, victoria falls

It takes a village...

NAMIBIA | Saturday, 14 Mar 2009 | Views [383]

On the side of the road in Walvis Bay, Namibia we said goodbye to our little Toyota Yaris and traded up for a beige Toyota Corolla. It was a step up for us in that it had automatic windows and what we discovered at the first fill up-a much bigger gas ... Read more >

Tags: peace corp, village

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