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Thor Pedersen … left home in October of 2013 to travel the world without taking any flights

By |2019-05-25T08:12:37-05:00March 6th, 2019|Categories: Podcast|

Thor Pedersen … left home in October of 2013 to travel the world without taking any flights Thor has traveled to 173 countries On today’s episode, I welcome back Thor Pedersen to Counting Countries.  Thor is on a mission to see every country in the world with several caveats; no airplane flights, at least 24 [...]

Wat Pan Tao Ceremony

By |2019-05-25T08:13:52-05:00March 5th, 2019|Categories: Asia, Unique Experiences|Tags: , , , , , |

Wat Pan Tao Ceremony. The northern Thai city of Chiang Mai is the home of hundreds of Buddhist temples. A visitor can spend several days cycling and visiting these diverse temples in this ancient walled city.  There is so much to see and do in northern Thailand, check out these Chiang Mai tours.  One temple [...]

Visiting Queen Elizabeth National Park In Uganda

By |2019-05-25T08:13:50-05:00March 1st, 2019|Categories: Africa, Unique Experiences|

Visiting Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda.  One of my favorite travel experiences has been going on safari.  I have been fortunate to go on safari in Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Namibia, and now most recently in Uganda.  There is simply no equivalent of being able to witness these magnificent animals in nature.  Safari in Uganda was [...]

Trekking For Chimpanzees In Uganda

By |2019-05-25T08:13:48-05:00February 27th, 2019|Categories: Africa, Unique Experiences|

Trekking Chimpanzees Uganda.  When someone mentions Uganda, located in East Africa, I think of two things.  Gorillas and Idi Amin.  Uganda is well-known for tracking gorillas in the wild.  And Idi Amin was a larger than life figure who ruled Uganda in the 1970s after overthrowing the government, and it is estimated that the General [...]

A Cultural Walk In Bigodi, Uganda

By |2019-05-25T08:13:44-05:00February 25th, 2019|Categories: Africa, Unique Experiences|

Cultural Walk Bigodi Uganda.  Sitting on the edge of the Kibale National Park, well-known for chimpanzee trekking, is the small village of Bigodi.  Bigodi is a six-hour drive, west of Kampala, the bustling capital of Uganda.  Bigodi is a village of rolling hills, thick green vegetation, and mud brick huts.  While Bigodi might be an [...]

Sascha Grabow … avoiding watermelons on the road

By |2019-05-25T08:13:37-05:00February 7th, 2019|Categories: Podcast|

Sascha has traveled to 193 countries On today’s episode, I welcome Sascha Grabow to Counting Countries.  I noted Sascha’s name on the top of the Nomad Mania’s best traveled for quite some time.  We spent numerous months scheduling this conversation taking into account our travels as well as some time that Sascha spent in prison [...]

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 |2019-06-17T11:21:10-05:00January 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 [...]

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