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Rus Margolin … from communist to capitalist

By |2019-05-26T08:58:33-05:00November 29th, 2018|Categories: Podcast|

Rus Margolin … from communist to capitalist Rus has traveled to 192 countries On today’s episode, I welcome Rus Margolin to Counting Countries.  I learned about Rus and his prolific travel from seeing his photos on Facebook in Every Passport Stamp, and fellow EPS Moderator Petro suggested that I interview him for the podcast. Russ grew [...]

Ghana – 128th Country

By |2019-05-26T09:05:53-05:00November 25th, 2018|Categories: Africa, Counting Countries 193 Countdown|

Ghana - 128th Country.  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.  Ghana is my 128th country.      Check out the best 193 travel books to read!  Present day Ghana took shape in the 11th [...]

Visiting the Akwasidae Festival At The Ashanti Kingdom In Ghana

By |2019-05-28T08:30:28-05:00November 25th, 2018|Categories: Africa, Unique Experiences|

Akwasidae Festival Ashanti Kingdom Travel serendipity.  Very little was showing on TripAdvisor in Akosombo, Ghana.  The first hotel was sold out.  The second was a little too local.  We headed into town to find some food and was unsuccessful.  We then turned the car around and planned to head back to the local hotel but spied [...]

Visiting The Great Mosque Of Djenne, Mali

By |2019-05-28T08:30:57-05:00November 23rd, 2018|Categories: Africa, Must-See|

Visiting Great Mosque Djenne Mali.  My three and half week West African road trip was to end in Mali.  It was going to be a drive from Bobo, Burkina Faso’s second largest city to Bamako, the capital of Mali, with a quick visit before flying home.  Mali is well known in travel lore for the ancient [...]

Togo – 127th Country

By |2019-05-26T09:52:51-05:00November 22nd, 2018|Categories: Africa, Counting Countries 193 Countdown|

Togo – 127th Country. 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. Togo is my 127th country. Check out the best 193 travel books to read! Togo is a skinny country nestled between Benin and Ghana, [...]

Benin – 126th Country

By |2019-05-28T04:32:10-05:00November 22nd, 2018|Categories: Africa, Counting Countries 193 Countdown|

Benin – 126th Country.  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.  Benin is my 126th country.     Check out the best 193 travel books to read!  Benin sits in the corner of Africa between [...]

Visiting Ganvie Lake Village Benin

By |2019-08-06T17:39:52-05:00November 21st, 2018|Categories: Africa, Must-See|Tags: , , , |

Visiting Ganvie Lake Village Benin.  I sauntered onto the dock, which edged out into the lake.  A sharp sun beat down on me despite the morning hour.  A series of staircases met a multitude of pirogues that bobbed in the water, which magically hovered just above the waterline.  The pirogues were filled with wares, coming and [...]

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