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.

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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Hallucinations at the Door to Hell

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Selective vision is a necessity, on the Ethiopian plateau and in the hellish valleys beneath it, whether your selection is to be blind or to see.

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