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!"
Torres del Paine is one of the most breathtaking places on earth. The five day W-Circuit is awe-inspiring and full of surprises in every corner. Weather was unpredictable, the tour company was fantastic, and I would come back in a heartbeat.Read more "Torres del Paine"
The Cuban people are beautiful, sophisticated, and they are extremely kind and welcoming to visitors like me. Everyone in Havana is an artist, painter, musician, poet and dancer. The spiritual world of this island is extremely rich, and that is the secret of a happy nation, not defined by fortune, but by its culture, energy, and a collective belonging.Read more "¡Viva la Cuba!"
And then, the total eclipse happened. We crossed from a cloudless, hot, lovely Pacific Northwest August morning to the chilling night within a matter of seconds. It is one of the most magical moments I have ever experienced, one that cannot be described by words. – Corvallis, Oregon. August 21, 2017.Read more "Oregon Total Solar Eclipse"