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

Ethiopia – Addis, Harar, Bahir Dar, Lalibela, Lake Tana, Gondar, Axum & Simien Mountains

From the moment we landed at the Addis Ababa International Airport, we knew Ethiopia would be unlike any other country we had visited in Africa. Our first impression of the capital city was actually quite negative – a sprawling metropolis where we were accosted immediately by street touts who had perfected the line of “Give…Continue reading Ethiopia – Addis, Harar, Bahir Dar, Lalibela, Lake Tana, Gondar, Axum & Simien Mountains

Ghana

Our first English speaking country in two months! It was awesome to cross the border from Burkina Faso and immediately be greeted by impeccable English. We were mesmerized by Mona and Colobus monkeys at the Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary, got lost in west Africa‚Äôs largest market in the Asante city of Kumasi, stalked elephants at Mole…Continue reading Ghana

Morocco

Morocco is a fascinating north African country. We are repeat visitors, the best testament on how much we enjoy this part of the world. Our most recent trip included overnight stays at Chefchouan, Fes, Rabat, Casablanca, Todra Gorge, Ait Benhaddou, Marrakesh, Essouria and the western Sahara. The sights, sounds, and smells of the medieval medinas…Continue reading Morocco