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.

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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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“Where do we go from here?” I asked the young man who’d been hiking alongside me for the previous hour, as we reached the end of the path we were on. He pointed straight up. “Right,” I acknowledged, “but how do we get there?” Just then, a much older man descended the wall as fast […]

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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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