Off The Beaten Path

Two Nights Niger

By |2019-07-06T12:46:11-05:00October 25th, 2017|Categories: Africa, Off The Beaten Path|Tags: , , , , , |

Two nights Niger.  I wasn’t overly excited about my brief trip to Niamey, Niger.  I arrived late at night to the Diori Hamani International Airport via a direct flight from Algiers.  I passed immigration without any obstacles except for a brief argument with a gentleman who tried to cut the line.  As I waited for my [...]

Three Days Paraguay

By |2019-07-06T16:40:28-05:00October 21st, 2017|Categories: Off The Beaten Path, South America|Tags: , , , , |

Three Days Paraguay. Paraguay might be considered one of the ugly stepsisters of South America, with less than 650,000 tourists visiting this landlocked country. On this southern continent, Paraguay is only more popular than Guyana and Suriname, not household names for tourists. I spent three nights in Asuncion, the sleepy, river-based capital. Asuncion is an acquired [...]

Burkina Faso Road Trip

By |2019-07-06T12:47:54-05:00July 9th, 2017|Categories: Africa, Off The Beaten Path|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Burkina Faso Road Trip “Uncle Paul, do you know the capital of Upper Volta?” a cocky 12 year old quizzed his elder. “Upper what?” Uncle Paul responded, perplexed with a dollop of indifference. “Ouagadougou!” the proud 12 year old responded, hitting each one of the syllables.  The brash pre-teen of course was me.  At my school, [...]

Timimoun, Sebkha Circuit, And Sahara Desert 

By |2019-07-06T12:53:42-05:00May 30th, 2017|Categories: Africa, Off The Beaten Path|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Timimoun, Sebkha Circuit, And Sahara Desert.  The bus rolled to a stop.  Sand danced on the bus’s window.  “Timimoun, Timimoun!” the bus driver’s assistant hollered.  I grabbed my bags and pushed my way through the crowds and exited the but station.  A lone taxi driver waited.  “Bonjour monsieur, je veux aller Ksar Masine Hotel.”  My 10th [...]

Ghardaia, Algeria – Off The Beaten Path

By |2019-07-06T12:57:29-05:00May 28th, 2017|Categories: Africa, Off The Beaten Path|Tags: , , , , , |

Ghardaia, Algeria - Off The Beaten Path “(It) was oppressed by a scorching climate…was covered in harsh deserts, and only a small part could sustain life.  The landscape was covered with sand dunes, mountains, and canyons which made traversing very difficult.” Source.   I feel this is an apt description of the exotic M’Zab Valley in Algeria, [...]

Three Days In Algiers – What To See

By |2019-07-06T13:04:18-05:00May 21st, 2017|Categories: Africa, Off The Beaten Path|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Three Days In Algiers – What To See.  Algiers has no must-see monument such as the Eifel Tower, Machu Picchu, or Angkor Wat, but is more of an atmospheric city.  Algiers is the capital of Algeria, a city of 3 million people, located on the Mediterranean Sea.  Algiers was originally settled over 1000 years, was at [...]

A Year In Review: 2016

By |2019-05-28T10:22:37-05:00December 3rd, 2016|Categories: Africa, Asia, Central America, Europe, Must-See, Off The Beaten Path, South America, Unique Experiences|Tags: |

It was a busy and rewarding year!! I covered a lot of ground, some of it old, but plenty of new. In 2016, I traveled to eleven new countries; including: Cuba, Belgium, Luxemburg, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Iran, Bulgaria, Iraq, Eritrea, Honduras, and Guatemala. This brought my country count to 103. A great feeling to finally have crossed [...]

Communist Era Monuments Of Bulgaria

By |2019-05-28T10:30:39-05:00July 7th, 2016|Categories: Europe, Off The Beaten Path, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Communist era monuments of Bulgaria.  An amalgam of Soviet brutalist architecture and dreary grey cement resulted in numerous communist monuments throughout the country of Bulgaria.  Bulgaria resides on the edge of Europe.  While a member of the EU its bonds and history tilts toward its protector of Russia and its communist progenitor, the Soviet Union. Bulgaria [...]

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