Category: Africa

Travel Back in Time – Smell the Mint Tea of Morocco

I am entranced with Morocco.  There are few places in the world that do such an amazing job of preserving life as it was hundreds even thousands of years ago. Fez, has truly captured life as it was 1000 years ago.  The Medina or urban center is the gated...

Traveled Anywhere “Dangerous?”

I knew I had been to some sketchy places, but I didn’t realize in our small world that I had been to some of the most dangerous borders and places on the planet.  That being said, to a large extent dangerous places aren’t always what they are made out...

Empires and Castles of Ethiopia

When you think of Ethiopia you think of impoverished people where 3/4ths of the country live on less than $1 a day.  When I first came across the fact that not only there were castles Ethiopia, but a vast Kingdom that rivals the Kingdoms of Europe and was larger...

South Africa’s Kruger Wild Animal Park: Wild and Wonderful

I’ve visited South Africa on three different occasions and found it incredible each time.  I would go at the drop of a hat.  I still need to take my family with me, and yes if you were wondering.  I would do that.  Something that holds a lot of people...

Lalibela Ethiopia and the Famous Rock Hewn Churches

In our world there are few places shrouded with as much mystery, culture, and history as Lalibela the second holiest place in Ethiopia.  Designated as the 8th wonder of the world, and a UNESCO world heritage site.  These rock hewn churches made in the 16th century are an ancient...

Zombies on Kilimanjaro – My Trek on the Marangu Route

I left off the story of the Kilimanjaro Ultimate Hike at the end of Day 4 as we were going to bed at 6pm.  You should read that post before you read this one to really understand where we were.  We had just retired to our hut, and you could...

Mt Kilimanjaro: The Ultimate Hike

I want to give you all the details to one of the most challenging, and incredible events of my life.  My SharePoint friends and I took on the largest free standing mountain in the world.  Known as the top of Africa, Kilimanjaro is also known as the highest hike...

Rock the Kasbah, Marrakesh Morocco

Let’s go back in time… to a more simple time, with rich flavor, and a close knit community.  Imagine the farmers near your home growing your food, you go to the market and find things that are both grown locally, but with no chemicals, and any meat you eat...

Post Revolution Egypt – Am I Safe?

It seems like Egypt has for the most part fallen out of the news.  Is it safe? A couple of quotes from an article on Egypt welcomes tourists and affirms safety. Travel warning lifted “Ambassador Scobey met with the heads of U.S.-based travel associations NTA, USTOA, ATTA and ASTA,...