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Eight Days In Mauritania, An Agenda, Part II

By |2019-06-17T07:38:21-05:00June 17th, 2019|Categories: Africa, Off The Beaten Path|

Sample Itinerary Mauritania.  This is the second part of my trip to Mauritania.  To see the first part, check out sample agenda Mauritania. Ben Amera Ben Amera is the third largest monolith in the world. The first two that claim that record can be found in Australia. Ben Amera rises over 630 meters (over 2,000 feet). [...]

Eight Days In Mauritania, An Agenda, Part I

By |2019-06-16T13:42:13-05:00June 4th, 2019|Categories: Africa, Off The Beaten Path|

Sample Agenda Mauritania.  Mauritania is a big boy, the 11th largest country in Africa. It is bordered on the west by the Atlantic Ocean and on its other borders; Western Sahara, Algeria, Mali, and Senegal. Mauritania is primarily a desert country with 90% of its land found in the Sahara. These areas were originally settled by [...]

Cape Verde – 137th Country

By |2019-05-23T14:55:23-05:00May 3rd, 2019|Categories: Africa, Counting Countries 193 Countdown|

Cape Verde – 137th 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. Cape Verde is my 137th country. Check out the best 193 travel books to read! Cabo Verde is a series of 10 [...]

Morocco – 136th Country

By |2019-05-25T08:02:55-05:00May 3rd, 2019|Categories: Africa, Counting Countries 193 Countdown|

Morocco – 136th 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. Morocco is my 136th country. Check out the best 193 travel books to read! Islam and Arabic swept into Morocco in the 7th [...]

Mauritania – 135th Country

By |2019-06-17T07:41:55-05:00May 3rd, 2019|Categories: Africa, Counting Countries 193 Countdown|

Mauritania – 135th 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. Mauritania is my 135th country. Check out the best 193 travel books to read! Mauritania traces its history to a Berber kingdom from [...]

Trekking For Gorillas In Kahuzi-Biega National Park

By |2019-08-18T08:32:24-05:00April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Africa, Unique Experiences|

Trekking Gorillas Kahuzi-Biega National Park. “Sporadic but severe outbreaks of violence targeting civilians, including killing, rape, kidnapping, and pillaging, continue” … “A significant number of both confirmed and probable cases of Ebola have been reported”. These are some of the travel advisories for the Democratic Republic of Congo. Not exactly reassuring. Not what you would want [...]

Three Days In Burundi

By |2019-05-25T08:10:06-05:00March 21st, 2019|Categories: Africa, Must-See|

Visiting Burundi. I was one of the first of the plane, and I motored to immigration. An official handed me a slip, which I hastily filled out. I had now assumed pole position and was speeding to get my passport stamped. An official doublechecked my papers and informed me there were two forms, not just [...]

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