A review of Hotel Halima in Nouakchott from the Wandering West Africa trip. Highlights Conveniently located near embassies and points of interest. Traditionally decorated rooms for a cultural experience. Great restaurant and room service. Friendly service and professional management. Background The hotel is located in the center of town just northwest of the Presidential Palace … Continue reading Experience: Hotel Halima, Nouakchott
A review of the Kvosin Downtown Hotel in Reykjavik, Iceland the trip Circling Iceland. Highlights Central location in Reykjavik. Playful and humorous atmosphere. Apartment style rooms. Tasty local cafe attached. Background Kvosin Downtown Hotel was recently opened in 2013 after undergoing massive renovations tailored to fit the modern traveler. The building itself dates back to … Continue reading Experience: Kvosin Downtown Hotel, Reykjavik, Iceland
Visiting the Great Pyramids of Egypt on a layover on the South of Africa Tour. With a long layover in Cairo there is an opportunity to visit the ancient world wonder, the Great Pyramids of Egypt. If you have at least 6 hours before your next flight, it’s technically possible to quickly make the visit. … Continue reading The Great Pyramids of Egypt on a Layover
Tornado Tour of South America – Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay and Brazil A tour of Iquique in a day, exploring the beach and town center along Baquedano Street. Iquique is a major Chilean port city and the capital of the Tarapacá Region. The town grew due to its bustling saltpeter mining in the Atacama … Continue reading Iquique in a Day
Tornado Tour of South America – Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay and Brazil An overnight trip from Buenos Aires to visit Montevideo and Colonia Del Sacramento in Uruguay with stops in Plaza Independencia to see Palacio Salvo and Solís Theatre, Plaza de la Constitución with the Montevideo Metropolitan Cathedral, Mercado del Puerto, Museo del Carnaval, … Continue reading Uruguay – Montevideo and Colonia Del Sacramento
Atlas North: A Tour through Portugal, Morocco, Tunisia, and Algeria A morning in Dusseldorf exploring some tourist sights including on a long layover. Dusseldorf, a German state capital sits right on the Rhine River and is famous for its international business, finance, carnival, fine arts, beer, and cartwheeling. Yes, cartwheeling. Apparently this dates back to … Continue reading Dusseldorf
Four Countries in 2 Weeks: Turkey, Bangladesh, Bhutan, and India An experience and review of Radisson Blu Water Garden Hotel Dhaka for one night as we passed through Bangladesh! Highlights Modern rooms and amenities. Beautiful pool and lagoon area. Friendly proactive service. Close to airport with convenient shuttle. Experience During our day in Bangladesh, we … Continue reading Radisson Blu Water Garden Hotel A Haven in Dhaka
Day 6, Northern Ireland: Day of sightseeing in Derry featuring the Peace Bridge, Guildhall, Tower Museum, St. Columb’s Cathedral, Apprentice Boys Memorial Hall, Free Derry Corner, and the Bogside. Then a flight to Glasgow. Nathalie left in the wee hours of the morning for a meeting in Dublin, so I slept in for a bit … Continue reading Legen-wait for it-DERRY!