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
This week on Wandering West Africa I visit the top sights of Lagos, Nigeria, take a trip to N’Djamena, Chad through Morocco and visit the main sights of N’Djamena. Nigeria Immigration Coming from Cape Verde, via Morocco, I arrived in Lagos in the early morning. Nigeria was a big accomplishment for me, because I had … Continue reading Nigeria and Chad
Visiting the top sights of Bamako in a day on my trip to Mali during Wandering West Africa. This city has recently gotten much negative press due to a terrorist raid on the Radisson Blu Bamako which claimed over twenty lives. I was in the city only a couple of weeks prior and was really … Continue reading Bamako in a Day
Starting the Horn of Africa Tour with a layover in Zurich. My first stop on the Horn of Africa tour was a long layover in Zurich. I visited Switzerland when I was younger and a day tour an ideal way to refresh my memory and allow me to pick up a missing tourist shirt. The … Continue reading Day Layover in Zurich
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
Exploring the sights of Frankfurt in a couple of hours on a layover before heading for Zanzibar on the trip The Great Eastern Summer. The fifth largest city in Germany is also one of the most important financial centers in the world. Frankfurt has been called “Mainhattan” (combining Main River and Manhattan) partly due to … Continue reading Frankfurt on a Layover
Four Countries in 2 Weeks: Turkey, Bangladesh, Bhutan, and India Exploring Istanbul in a day to see the main sights including the Byzantine Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkitpa Palace, the Basilica Cistern and a Bosphorous Cruise. Checking off Turkey, country 54, on the tour! There is a reason why Istanbul is the second … Continue reading Istanbul in a Day
Burmese Days and Indo Nights – Indonesia and Myanmar Day 9: Leaving Yangon and flying all over Myanmar to arrive in Bagan. Settling into the Hotel @ Tharabar Gate just in time for a sunset in Bagan, the ancient capital. We started our day with a delicious breakfast in The Strand Café before checking out … Continue reading Capturing the Sunset in Bagan
Paradise Found in the Indian Ocean: Day 1 Beijing to Anuradhapura with a flight to Colombo via Bangkok, experiencing one of the most annoying passengers I’ve ever encountered and then a long drive to Anuradhapura. Beijing to Bangkok My friend Christina and I grabbed the airport express train since cabs were so hard to find … Continue reading Beijing to Anuradhapura, It Can Only Get Better from Here!
Paradise Found in the Indian Ocean! Planning an quick getaway before Christmas to Sri Lanka and the Maldives with a day in Bangkok on the way back! Why the Maldives and Sri Lanka? You know winter has arrived in Beijing, when you start spotting frozen spit on the sidewalks. I rather not post pictures on … Continue reading Paradise Found in the Indian Ocean!