Africa

Namibia’s Skeleton Coast

It was one of those foggy days. My boyfriend and I left our lodge early to hit the road and drive all the way up Namibia’s Skeleton Coast. It was dark and cold. Everyone else was still sleeping. We switch on the heater of our 4×4. The night before we filled up our tank. Where …

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An Introduction to Asilah, Morocco

Everyone told me not to go to Tangier. Although Tangier has its gritty charms, its grimy alleys and insistent hustlers are a relatively harsh introduction to Morocco; however, we were arriving in Morocco by boat from Spain, making Tangier a convenient and logical first stop.  Fortunately, Brent and I met some new friends who had …

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Lessons From Islam – The Ups & Downs Of Travelling In Morocco During Ramadan

What’s backpacking if not an adventure? Arriving in strange cities at horrendous hours with no solid plan, waltzing into hostels in search of a room, dining with people you’ve just met – chatting away like you’re long lost pals, and getting lost often, yet somehow always managing to find your way. Learning all about new …

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A Nile Cruise Through Time

By the time I arrived in Aswan in January 2011, I was exhausted. My week in Cairo had left me jumpy and with a bad case of ‘Mummy Tummy.’ I obviously didn’t know it at the time, but the Tahir Square protest would happen in less than two weeks and talk of revolution was already …

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