Category Archives: Africa

North Africa & East Africa – they are totally different.

Dates and Lamps: Doing Business in Marrakech

The next day in Marrakech, I started off with a beautiful breakfast up on the roof. That’s a traditional location for breakfast in Marrakech, in fact, as it’s usually a comfortable extra “room” and decorated accordingly. I had a nice … Continue reading

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From Malta to Marrakech, but Slowly

The next day it was, sadly, time to depart Malta. Or so I thought. Once again, Tunisia messed with my day. Geographically, the fastest way to get to Morocco from Malta is to cross North Africa, changing planes in Tunis, … Continue reading

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Historical Sights: the Silver Lining

Today is my last day in Tunisia. I am honestly relieved about that, although guilty about not managing to stay and “tough it out”. After my time on the city metro today, though, my decision seemed pretty good. I walked … Continue reading

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The $50 Compliment | Marines, we are LEAVING.

I need to preface this post by stating truthfully that I have really tried to like Tunisia. Honestly, I have tried. I have been here for two nights and 1.5 days and usually by that time, a place is at … Continue reading

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Postal visits, Airports, Busses and the Metro

On my last day in Tanzania, I had some shopping and mailing to do, as usual. What was not so usual is that the box was 19.5 kilograms. It would have been heavier too, if they’d allowed it. I gave … Continue reading

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The Ngorongoro Crater, Last Stop

This place is a large caldera, or crater, left behind geologically after what was a mountain blew itself out volcanically. It is the largest of its kind on earth that is still intact. After the game drive and visiting the … Continue reading

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There is a Hyena …

I can hear the animal howling right outside. It’s snuffling around my tent and calling. I have a good strong tent tonight – but this is a bit scary. This is my last night in a tent, and what a … Continue reading

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