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Peaceful Iraq Egypt Revisited

Time to tackle country 189, Iraq. Though this sounds daunting, Iraq has a little secret called Kurdistan. Like Somaliland in Somolia, Kurdistan is a self governed state within a state. Internationally it is recognized as a part of Iraq but for all intents and purposes it is a separate country. As much as I’d like … Continue reading Peaceful Iraq Egypt Revisited


Flying Air Astana

What is Air Astana? Many have never heard of the flagship airline of Kazakhstan unless planning a trip to Central Asia. They would then discover that the majority of the routes in the area are dominated by this large airline with its hubs in Almaty and Astana. I had the same discovery when planning my … Continue reading Flying Air Astana

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Central African Republic and Niger

This week on Wandering West Africa I arrive in the Central African Republic, visit the top sights of Bangui, fly to Niger with a layover in Casablanca and visit the top sights of Niamey. Central African Republic Arriving in the morning I was definitely a bit nervous. Bangui has been struggling with violence for years and … Continue reading Central African Republic and Niger

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From Central Africa’s Top to Most Mysterious

From the top of Mount Cameroon to the reclusive state of Equatorial Guinea, this week in Wandering West Africa. The week started with a two day climb of Mount Cameroon, the highest mountain in the west of Africa. I’ll have a specific post about this adventurous activity this week, though I can say that even … Continue reading From Central Africa’s Top to Most Mysterious

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Lusaka sights and a flight to Lilongwe

Briefly visiting the top Lusaka sights before taking a flight to Lilongwe on the South of Africa Tour. After an awful bus ride from Harare, I arrived in the Lusaka bus station where I transferred to the Radisson Blu Lusaka by taxi. That evening I relaxed and had dinner and drinks with the team from … Continue reading Lusaka sights and a flight to Lilongwe

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Victoria Falls and Harare, Zimbabwe

Exploring tourist town of Victoria Falls and Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe on the South of Africa tour. After visiting Victoria Falls, I went with my guide Kenny to explore some other sights of the town. Victoria Falls Victoria Falls is a small tourist town with a population of 30,000 to 40,000. Started in 190, … Continue reading Victoria Falls and Harare, Zimbabwe

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The Greater Eastern

Planning and setting out on The Greater Eastern trip! With one country that I failed to visit on the Great Eastern Summer, I had to come back and check it off the list. Oh, Belarus. Country 104. The one country in Eastern Europe that I needed a visa for and even from the neighboring capitals, … Continue reading The Greater Eastern

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Experience: Kempinski Hotel River Park, Bratislava

A review of the Kempinski Hotel River Park in Bratislava, Slovakia on the trip The Great Eastern Summer. Highlights Luxurious interiors and rooms. Located right on the Danube River. Top floor spa and gym. Classic and modern restaurants. Experience The Kempinski Hotel River Park is consistently ranked as one of the best hotels in Slovakia. … Continue reading Experience: Kempinski Hotel River Park, Bratislava

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The Great Eastern Summer

An itinerary and planning for “The Great Eastern Summer”, a trip of a lifetime, across three continents and over thirty countries. With three months open for travel my friend Bill and I were set to do some serious exploring. We would start in Africa, go on safari and climb Mount Kilimanjaro, then venture into the … Continue reading The Great Eastern Summer