Dahab, Egypt. On the Red Sea. Incredibly good diving. Great place. Highly recommended, even if you don’t dive. The coral reefs are literally just yards off shore. Great snorkling. Mt. Sinai is less than two hours away. You can do a day trip to Petra. And more and more.
Tweet Sudan was the first fully Islamic state I have visited – Sharia law is in effect there. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharia. It was also the first police state I’ve been to. You have no doubt read about the problems there – foremost of those the situation in Darfur, but also the independence movement in South Sudan, which [...]
Tweet OK, so the basic gist of this is that there is a small group of locals in Harar, Ethiopia that feed these wild hyenas every night, just outside the walls of the old town. Legend has it that practice began in the 19th century, during a famine. The locals feed the hyenas to appease [...]
Tweet You remember the old video game from the 80s, Frogger? Unfortunately, I not only remember it, I played it quite frequently. I didn’t think it was based in reality, until I got to Cairo. Frogger with car horns. If you enjoyed this post, make sure you subscribe to my feed.
There isn’t much to like about Wadi Halfa. For some reason, I liked it anyway.
Tweet I’ve been a bad, bad blogger. Horrible internet in Ethiopia sapped me from blogging. And basically in the 3 days I’ve been in Sudan, I’ve just laid around and done nothing. Problem is. . . tomorrow morning our overland truck leaves Khartoum to head to Wadi Halfa on the Sudan/Egypt border. We will be [...]
Tweet After I finished my hike up Kilimanjaro, I went back to Arusha, in order to sort out my next move. I had intended on going on to Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater to do some more wildlife viewing, but changed my mind after getting a couple prices quoted. I opened up my guidebook, [...]
I love the rain. I have for as long as I can remember. It has always meant life to me. Water is such a crucial ingredient for all life, at least here on our planet, which is the only one I’m personally familiar with so far. Every time it rains, for some reason, the thought that life is soon to flourish goes through my mind.