We did a safari at the amazing Serengeti, the whole trip lasted 5 days, with visits to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Ndutu, and the great Serengeti plain. There were many migration animals, antelopes, zebras, giraffes, and wildebeests that we have spotted, but no beast (except the mighty elephants) can generate the kind of awes as the true […]
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I feel really lucky and grateful living in Africa (sometime). On a weekend, I can take a 3.5 hours direct flight from Ethiopia to The Seychelles, and spend two whole days on the empty beach, snorkeling, drinking coconut, eating grill fish, and lazing around. The tiny Indian Ocean island country is truly a quiet, hidden paradise, […]
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Last month I was in Marrakech, Morocco for a week to attend an international conference. This is my first time visiting Morocco, a country that was on my to-go list for a long time. I have a lot of expectations about Morocco and wished to see the country’s many famous cities: Casablanca, Fez, Chefchaouen, and […]
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Victoria Falls, or Mosi-oa-Tunya, The Smoke That Thunders, saddling between Zimbabwe and Zambia, is the largest waterfalls in the world. On the Zimbabwe side, the Victoria Falls National Park situates on the cliff that is facing directly across the Falls line. Supposedly there are 16 viewpoints point, stretching around 1.5 km or 3/4 of the […]
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I have always wanted to visit Debre Damo since I first saw it in the Pilot Guides Ethiopia episode about 10 years ago. It is an old, secluded church deep in the north of Ethiopia, in the Tigray region bordering Eritrea. Debre Damo sits atop a table mountain, and the only way to access is […]
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Yesterday was the eve before Orthodox Church’s Epiphany, or Timket Katera, as known here in Ethiopia. I went to the Timket celebration in Jan Meda in Addis Ababa last year, and it was amazing. This time, I went to the evening ceremony.
On a sunny May morning, I took a casual walk in and around Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya, one of the largest slums in the world.
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