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Timimoun, Sebkha Circuit, And Sahara Desert 

By |2019-03-14T23:16:57-05:00May 30th, 2017|Categories: Africa, Off The Beaten Path|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Timimoun, Sebkha Circuit, And Sahara Desert.  The bus rolled to a stop.  Sand danced on the bus’s window.  “Timimoun, Timimoun!” the bus driver’s assistant hollered.  I grabbed my bags and pushed my way through the crowds and exited the but station.  A lone taxi driver waited.  “Bonjour monsieur, je veux aller Ksar Masine Hotel.”  My 10th [...]

Ghardaia, Algeria – Off The Beaten Path

By |2019-03-14T23:13:02-05:00May 28th, 2017|Categories: Africa, Off The Beaten Path|Tags: , , , , , |

Ghardaia, Algeria - Off The Beaten Path “(It) was oppressed by a scorching climate…was covered in harsh deserts, and only a small part could sustain life.  The landscape was covered with sand dunes, mountains, and canyons which made traversing very difficult.” Source.   I feel this is an apt description of the exotic M’Zab Valley in Algeria, [...]

Roman Ruins In Algeria – The Great, The Good, The Subpar

By |2019-03-14T23:14:54-05:00May 25th, 2017|Categories: Africa, Must-See|Tags: , , , , , , |

Roman Ruins In Algeria - The Great, The Good, The Subpar.  When you think of Algeria, visions of Roman ruins might not be the first thing that pops into your mind.  But you might be surprised, northern part of Algeria that traces the Mediterranean is dotted with Roman ruins.  Across the coast visitors can find a number [...]

Three Days In Algiers – What To See

By |2019-03-14T23:18:07-05:00May 21st, 2017|Categories: Africa, Off The Beaten Path|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Three Days In Algiers – What To See.  Algiers has no must-see monument such as the Eifel Tower, Machu Picchu, or Angkor Wat, but is more of an atmospheric city.  Algiers is the capital of Algeria, a city of 3 million people, located on the Mediterranean Sea.  Algiers was originally settled over 1000 years, was at [...]

Tunisia – 110th Country

By |2017-07-17T08:10:53-05:00May 11th, 2017|Categories: Counting Countries 193 Countdown|Tags: , , |

To see where I have been so far, check out my map as I count down the final 93 countries on the road to all 193 UN countries.  Tunisia is my 110th country.    Check out the best 193 travel books to read!  I stayed for three nights within the historic medina of Tunis.  Streets and paths [...]

Thanos Koukoutsakis  – 146 countries … with a doctorate in physics!

By |2018-03-07T20:27:47-05:00May 11th, 2017|Categories: Podcast|

[Download .mp3] Thanos is on a quest to visit every country in the world and has already visited 146 UN countries.   Thanos initial focus in life was education and business, not travel.  In fact, one of his first overseas trips was a basic package trip to Sri Lanka.  After completing his doctorate in theoretical physics [...]

President Trump, They Are Coming To Get You

By |2019-03-14T23:19:16-05:00May 10th, 2017|Categories: Advice, Africa, Asia|Tags: , , |

President Trump, They Are Coming To Get You.  Candidate Trump controversially called for a complete ban of Muslims when he stated: “Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what the hell is going on.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRxozK6Bpvk There are approximately 1.6 [...]

12 Days In Algeria – A Practical Guide

By |2019-03-14T23:11:25-05:00May 8th, 2017|Categories: Advice, Africa|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

12 Days In Algeria – A Practical Guide.  Compared to its northern neighbors of Egypt, Tunisia, or Morocco there is not a lot of information for travelers when visiting Algeria.  In this post, I want to share with you some practical advice and information as 12 Days In Algeria – A Practical Guide well as a [...]