Riding the international bus, King Lion, from Harare to Lusaka and almost getting arrested by a corrupt immigration officer at the border on The South of Africa Tour. After a brief stay in Harare at the Meikles, I was on my way to Lusaka by bus. Little did I know, I was about to experience … Continue reading Harare to Lusaka on the King Lion Bus
Tornado Tour of South America – Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay and Brazil Crossing the bordering into Brazil and visiting the Iguaçu Falls. To get to the Iguacu Falls, I went through the border at Ciudad del Este. Border Crossing at Ciudad del Este, Paraguay to Brazil Having just gone through immigration, I had to … Continue reading Iguaçu Falls
Tornado Tour of South America – Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay and Brazil A tour of Santa Cruz de la Sierra with visits to Plaza 24 de Septiembre and Guembe Biocenter. Santa Cruz de la Sierra The second largest city and one of the most important for business in Bolivia started as a small settlement … Continue reading Santa Cruz de la Sierra
Tornado Tour of South America – Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay and Brazil Traveling to Bolivia to see the world famous Salar de Uyuni or Uyuni Salt Flats and taking a tour of Uyuni town, the Train Cemetery, and Isla Incahuasi. To get to Uyuni, the town where tours leave for the salt flats, I … Continue reading Uyuni Salt Flats Largest in the World
Tornado Tour of South America – Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay and Brazil A scenic and at times nerve-racking El Rapido bus from Mendoza to Santiago through the Andes with a border crossing at Los Libertadores. After a tour of Mendoza, a friend and I set off on a 6 hour bus journey to Santiago, … Continue reading El Rapido Bus from Mendoza to Santiago
Four Countries in 2 Weeks: Turkey, Bangladesh, Bhutan, and India Day 2: Arriving in Bangladesh, country 55, and spending a peaceful day at the Radisson Blu Water Garden Hotel during the political unrest in Dhaka! Arrival Arriving in Bangladesh we walked through the very basic airport towards our first experience in the country. As we … Continue reading Spending a Peaceful Day in Dhaka as Riots Rage Outside the Hotel
Travel North Korea: Powerful and Prosperous Nation Day 5: Completing our last day of the tour and leaving North Korea with a visit to Kim Il-sung Square and the Pyongyang International Culture Center. Going through exit immigration and returning to China. Getting ready for our last day, we packed, checked the room and brought our … Continue reading Freedom! Leaving North Korea
Travel North Korea: Powerful and Prosperous Nation Day 2: Joining our Chinese tour and entering North Korea (DPRK) by train. Going through terrifying North Korean border control, taking a half day train ride to Pyongyang, meeting our North Korean tour guides, and arriving at the Yanggakdo International Hotel. Tour Group We met with our tour … Continue reading No Turning Back. Entering North Korea.
Cruising for Saints in the Caribbean Day 5: Flying to St. Thomas and fighting for a chance to get onto the cruise then visiting Magens Bay for a moment of respite. My alarm cruelly brought me back to reality and I throw my stuff in my bag and headed downstairs. It was 4:40. I had … Continue reading USCIS and Magens Bay, How I Spent a St. Thomas Day!
Cruising for Saints in the Caribbean Day 4: Exploring Puerto Rico’s most visited attractions, Castillo San Felipe del Morro and Castillo de San Cristobal. Then being denied passage onto the Carnival Victory and being stranded in San Juan! We started with a quick breakfast before walking through Old San Juan to the first point of … Continue reading Castillo San Felipe del Morro and San Christobal