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.

Is Cape Town Worth Visiting?

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Cape Town is a nuanced, sometimes complicated city—not black and white but shades of gray, or maybe a rainbow.

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Three Mind-Blowing Days in Marrakech

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Most overseas travelers to Morocco arrive in Casablanca but practically speaking, Morocco begins in Marrakech

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The Misty Medina on the North Atlantic

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This city is as enjoyable as its name is difficult to pronounce.

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Camping, Camels and Sand Dunes

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Morocco desert tours are a dime a dozen, so understanding a few things before you start shopping around is key

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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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