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What You Need To Know When Traveling To Luanda, Angola

By |2019-05-25T08:32:52-05:00January 18th, 2019|Categories: Advice, Africa, Unique Experiences|

Luanda Angola Travel Overview.  Angola is the 7th largest country in Africa with 25 million souls located on the Atlantic Ocean. While Angola has been inhabited since Paleolithic times and was later colonized by the Portuguese, who appeared beginning in the 16th century. Angola gained its independence in 1975 from the Portuguese. A nearly 30-year, vicious [...]

Planes, Trains, and Visas

By |2019-05-25T12:46:07-05:00January 18th, 2019|Categories: Advice|

In this ongoing post, I will document my travels in regard to the minutia of recording my flights, hotels, food, visas, lounges and other travel trivia. January 7 - Thailand Checking in at O'hare's international terminal with Korean Air. The first flight of the year was a long and uncomfortable ride from Chicago to Seoul.  Sitting [...]

Petro Marais … and the slow boat to Laos

By |2019-05-25T12:47:33-05:00January 10th, 2019|Categories: Podcast|

Petro has traveled to 63 countries Embed Code: On today’s episode, I welcome Petro Marais to Counting Countries.  Petro and I have been internet friends for over a year, as we are both fellow moderators in the Facebook group of Every Passport Stamp.  We communicate on a frequent basis, but this was the first opportunity I [...]

Visiting The Remote, Eastern Part Of Bhutan

By |2019-05-25T12:51:26-05:00January 5th, 2019|Categories: Asia, Unique Experiences|

Visiting East Bhutan.  In the world of tourism, Bhutan is often an afterthought.  Miniscule Bhutan located at the end of the Eastern Himalaya is squeezed between twin population bombs of China and India.  Only 700,000 people call Bhutan home.  Approximately 250,000 tourists made a visit to Bhutan in 2017, with 180,000 visiting from the region (mostly [...]