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Part 1: Road Trip with Wild Tracks: Scotland – South Africa

Part 1: Road Trip with Wild Tracks: Scotland – South Africa

Last year while in Argentina I met Chris, a young and energetic lad from Scotland. Our 10 day adventure paved way for a lifelong friendship and he’s like a younger brother to me. On the road we packed in a few adventures along the way, searching for dinosaur fossils, sharing frustrations while the country basically […]

Gondar’s Beauty

Gondar’s Beauty

Gondar, Ethiopia is just one of those cities that you want to be in, explore and return to. It has that je ne sais quoi, the one when you’re not sure what draws you in. Sometimes it’s simply the layout of a city or the public spaces that bring a community together. It might be […]

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 […]

Thumbs Up for Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

Thumbs Up for Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

I have been thinking that perhaps I could have done without Bahir Dar and that if time were short for someone visiting Ethiopia it would probably be the place to drop. However, sometimes there are just too many churches, pagodas, Buddha, and history in general; breaking it up with a dose of natural attractions is […]

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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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