Iceland – Landmannalauger & Fimmvörðuháls & Vestmannaeyjar & Eastern Fjords & Askja & Myvatn & Husavik

Iceland is a unique destination like none other. Despite its prohibitively high costs (transportation, lodging, food & alcohol), Iceland is definitely worth saving up for. Touted as the land of fire and ice, we can attest to this effective marketing campaign. Where else in the world could you wear crampons to hike one of Europe’s…Continue reading Iceland – Landmannalauger & Fimmvörðuháls & Vestmannaeyjar & Eastern Fjords & Askja & Myvatn & Husavik

Ethiopia – Danakil Depression, Tigrai & Omo Valley

Well, we couldn’t stay away from Ethiopia! This incredibly diverse country fascinated us on our first trip here, and we have longed for a repeat visit ever since. Intrigued by other travelers’ ravings about the Danakil Depression (reputedly one of the remotest, most inhospitable, dry and barren regions on earth, with the added distinction of…Continue reading Ethiopia – Danakil Depression, Tigrai & Omo Valley

Djibouti

Djibouti is not a country that springs to mind when contemplating where to spend a vacation. However, ever since we heard that juvenile whale sharks congregate and are all but guaranteed to be seen in the Gulf of Tadjoura from the months of November to February, we just knew that we simply had to go.…Continue reading Djibouti