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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 |2019-05-19T07:59:16-05:00May 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 century [...]

Mauritania – 135th Country

By |2019-05-03T17:53:46-05:00May 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 the [...]

Trekking For Gorillas In Kahuzi-Biega National Park

By |2019-04-23T18:41:17-05:00April 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 printed [...]

Three Days In Burundi

By |2019-03-23T07:20:42-05:00March 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 one. [...]

Royal Drummers Of Burundi

By |2019-03-24T20:38:47-05:00March 21st, 2019|Categories: Africa, Unique Experiences|

Royal Drummers Burundi. I’ll be honest, I wasn’t that excited about to be traveling to Burundi. Fellow travelers have shared with me their stories of corruption and difficulties with the police. And finally, my research did not result in any must-see landmarks in Burundi. There is no equivalent of gorilla trekking, Grand Mosque, or Table Mountain [...]

Burundi – 134th Country

By |2019-03-21T11:23:32-05:00March 20th, 2019|Categories: Africa, Counting Countries 193 Countdown|

Burundi – 134th 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. Burundi is my 134th country. Check out the best 193 travel books to read!  Burundi is a small landlocked country that sits on Tanganyika. [...]

Democratic Republic of Congo – 133rd Country

By |2019-03-20T02:48:49-05:00March 20th, 2019|Categories: Africa, Counting Countries 193 Countdown|

Democratic Republic of Congo – 133rd 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. Democratic Republic of Congo is my 133rd country. Check out the best 193 travel books to read! Democratic Republic of Congo [...]