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Exploring Majuro Atoll of the Marshall Islands

You may have heard of the Marshall Islands during your high school history class as the place where the US tested nuclear bombs after WWII. The secret military activity occurred on Bikini Atoll (fun fact: this is where the modern swimwear is named after), which has since been designate a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The … Continue reading Exploring Majuro Atoll of the Marshall Islands

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Solomon Islands and Vanuatu

Exploring WWII ruins, wandering cities, diving shipwrecks, visiting pristine beaches and snorkeling reefs in the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu on the trip, Pacifying the Pacific. Solomon Islands Leaving Papua New Guinea, I was on a Air Niugini flight to Honiara, the capital of the Solomon Islands. The landing was so hard we bounced a bit. … Continue reading Solomon Islands and Vanuatu


Mahe Island of the Seychelles

Exploring the sights of Mahe Island, the main island of the Seychelles and the location of the capital, Victoria, on The South of Africa Tour. Mahé is the largest island of the Seychelles in terms of population and size. The majority of estimated 80,000 inhabitants live around the capital city of Victoria. Mahé was a … Continue reading Mahe Island of the Seychelles

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The Kingdom of Lesotho

A drive from Swaziland to Lesotho and visits to the main sights of the Maseru and the Kome Cave Dwellings on The South of Africa Tour. Lesotho is another landlocked state in South Africa that happens to be a kingdom like Swaziland. Previously known as Basutoland, the country was a British protectorate and later achieved … Continue reading The Kingdom of Lesotho

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Atlanta on a Weekend

Exploring the best sights of Atlanta on a weekend trip. The metropolis and one of the central business hubs of the US also has a number of historical and touristic sights. With a weekend to spare, I set off to explore a selection of the most interesting and popular attractions. Based out of the Westin … Continue reading Atlanta on a Weekend

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The Genocide of Rwanda

Arriving in Rwanda and visiting Kigali and surrounding areas with a special focus on the recent genocide of Rwanda on the trip The Great Eastern Summer. On the bus towards a country ripped apart by one of the worst genocides in the world I had no idea what to expect. The majority of my understanding … Continue reading The Genocide of Rwanda

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Nairobi the Capital of Kenya

Arriving in Kenya and taking a tour of the top sights of Nairobi on the trip The Great Eastern Summer. After climbing Kilimanjaro and doing the safari circuit, Lake Manyara, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro we were headed to Kenya. From Arusha they had an international bus directly to the capital. It left early in the morning … Continue reading Nairobi the Capital of Kenya

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Dar Es Salaam in a Day

Exploring Dar Es Salaam in a day, visiting the National Museum, Askari Monument, St. Joseph’s Cathedral, and Azania Front Lutheran Church on the trip The Great Eastern Summer. Dar Es Salaam, translated as “the harbor of peace” is the largest and most important city in Tanzania. Once the capital of the country, which is now … Continue reading Dar Es Salaam in a Day