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
A three day visit to the small nation of Comoros to explore the culture, tour Moroni, and enjoy the beaches on The South of Africa Tour where I visit 13 new countries. Comoros is a country made up four volcanic islands. Previously a French colony, the country gained independence in 1975. The island of Mayotte … Continue reading Comoros
A review of Hôtel Des Mille Collines by Kempinski in Kigali on the trip The Great Eastern Summer. Highlights Historic and monumental property Panoramic views of Kigali. Trendy bar and dining patio next to pool. Top floor conference and event rooms. Experience The 4 star Hôtel Des Mille Collines, or “The Hotel of a Thousand … Continue reading Experience: Hôtel Des Mille Collines by Kempinski, Kigali
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
Burmese Days and Indo Nights – Indonesia and Myanmar Day 3: A day of sightseeing around Bandung to see the Tangkuban Perahu, Bandung Cathedral, Gedung Sate, and watch the Saung Angklung Udjo. Then spending some more time with my wonderful grandaunt at the convent. Bandung The blazing Ramadan fasting siren woke up me, but I … Continue reading Bandung in a Day
Coast of Riches: A Journey Through Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama Day 4: Climbing Cerro Chato next to Arenal and swimming in the lake of the crater, spending a day on hellish roads to Monte Verde and finally ending in Quepos. Day’s Itinerary The sun rose around 5:45 a.m. and so did I. Enjoying the … Continue reading Arenal-ine Rush through Costa Rica!
Coast of Riches: A Journey Through Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama My experience at Arenal Observatory Lodge, a hotel literally at the base of Arenal Volcano. This was our first night in Costa Rica coming from Nicaragua! Highlights Exceptional location and views of Arenal Volcano. Eco friendly resort so you can get up close to … Continue reading Exceptional Views at Arenal Observatory Lodge
Coast of Riches: A Journey Through Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama Day 3: Bus travel to the Nicaraguan border and crossing into country 48, Costa Rica, at Penas Blancas. Then taking crazy drive to Arenal Volcano where we “ran into” a surprise highlight of the trip! Day Itinerary We started our day around 8 am, … Continue reading Crossing the Border at Penas Blancas into Costa Rica
Coast of Riches: A Journey Through Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama Day 2: A road trip to Ometepe the volcano islands and then to Granada for dinner, before heading back to San Juan del Sur. Day’s Itinerary It was strange to wake up with the sun shining in through the large balcony windows and realize … Continue reading Twin Peaks of Ometepe and Granada in a Day!
Cruising for Saints in the Caribbean Day 8: Checking off Saint Lucia, country 44/196! Driving to see the Pitons by the Government House then stopping at the Sulphur Springs for a mud bath. Finally a quick stroll through downtown Castries before boarding our ship. With another day to explore a new island, we left the … Continue reading What Large Pitons you have Saint Lucia!