When my buddy in Addis Ababa asked me if I want to go on a trip to Hargeisa, capital of the Republic of Somaliland, I immediately said yes. Seriously, how many chances do you get to visit a country that technically does not existent and is not recognized by the United Nations?Read more "Visiting Somaliland – a country that does not exist"
There are 19 species of penguins living in the southern hemisphere, and don’t ask me which kind of penguins are the cutest – they are all equally cute! On my recent trip to the Chilean Magallanes region, I was presented with two options: seeing the king penguins on Tierra del Fuego, or the magellanic penguins in Magdalena Island. But this is the second time I am visiting penguins. I can’t help but to compare them with their close relatives, the Cape penguins in Cape Town, South Africa.Read more "Penguins, penguins everywhere!"
We did a safari at the amazing Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. 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 […]Read more "The Lion Kings and Queens"
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, […]Read more "She Sells Seashells by the Seashore in Seychelles"
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 […]Read more "How to Survive 48 C/118 F Heat in Marrakech"