Africa

Headed to Africa? Check out the advice, stories and tips I can offer after my September/October 2011 trip there, which saw me visit Egypt and Morocco, as well as famous tourist attractions like the Pyramids of Giza and the Sahara Desert.

Three Days in Cape Town

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Surrounded by ocean on three sides and towering Table Mountain on the other, Cape Town drew all the aesthetic long straws.

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This Place is Literally Hell on Earth

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Traveling into Ethiopia’s land of fire and brimstone pays some very heavenly dividends.

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Should You Visit Bahir Dar?

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Visiting Bahir Dar was a fulfilling, if not always fun experience.

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Planes, Trains and Automobiles: Ethiopia Edition

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My Ethiopia transport guide helps you navigate the good, the bad and the ugly of traveling through the birthplace of humanity.

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This is the World’s Least Accessible Place of Worship

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“He’s asking if you plan to climb up with or without support.”

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How Many Days Should You Spend in Addis Ababa?

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Deciding how many days you should spend in Addis Ababa isn’t quite as simple as you might think.

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The Most Interesting City in Ethiopia (Hint: It’s Not Lalibela)

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I like Lalibela—don’t get me wrong. But for me, another city in Ethiopia possesses a better-round trove of travel treasures.

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Two Weeks in Ethiopia

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Monasteries and hustlers and volcanoes—oh my!

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