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Lamu Island, Kenya: A Journey Back In Time

Lamu Island, Kenya: A Journey Back In Time

It is advised to fly from the Kenyan city of Malindi when travelling to Lamu Island but with the Land Cruiser we had borrowed from a friend for our cross-country journey it seemed that driving was inevitable. Researching possible safe places to park before flying proved to be futile and we were not comfortable entrusting […]

Hotel Review: Homland Hotel vs. Summerland Hotel (Bahir Dar, Ethiopia)

Hotel Review: Homland Hotel vs. Summerland Hotel (Bahir Dar, Ethiopia)

The winner of what hotel to choose in Bahir Dar is clear, Homland Hotel (not a spelling error) wins by a landslide. Summerland Hotel is old, tired, has small cockroaches running around and the tiny television did not work. Pros: My room did have a very nice balcony overlooking the street and the location is […]

Hotel Review: InterContinental Hotel vs. Siyonat Hotel (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)

INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL ADDIS ABABA If you’ve decided to stay at the InterContinental Hotel in Addis Ababa you have chosen a prime location. Only seven minutes from the airport it is central enough to get around easily and enjoy the market in Addis’ downtown area, and even better it’s close to the Ethnological and National museum […]

ADD in ADD (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)

ADD in ADD (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)

ADD in ADD (Addis Ababa) Happy New Year from Addis Ababa! That’s right, Ethiopia rang in 2005 on September 11th. And you know what that means!? I am now seven (7) years younger! “The Ethiopian calendar is based on the older Alexandrian calendar, which in turn derives from the Egyptian calendar. Like the Julian calendar […]

The Fastest Way To Africa

The Fastest Way To Africa

I have decided without a doubt, that Ethiopia is the perfect country to begin with if you’re venturing to Africa for the first time. I have visited Africa many times but as soon as I would enter an airport I would feel a little unsettled; I was always acutely aware that I was in Africa […]

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Pulau Weh Booking Information – Dirty Details

Read here for our account of Pulau Weh diving Read here for our experience in Pulau Weh NOTE: The PDF guide to Pulau Weh (at the end of this document) is the most recent one we could find on the island, from 2008. Times and prices will have likely changed.   Indonesian Travel Visa – […]

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