Unique Experiences

Visiting The Nyamirambo Women’s Center In Kigali

By |2019-05-25T08:12:41-05:00March 9th, 2019|Categories: Africa, Unique Experiences|

Visiting Nyamirambo Women's Center.  Eighteen women banded together in 2007.  Their goal was to empower local women in the community and address gender-based inequality and discrimination.  Today, over 50 women in this Kigali neighborhood are living better and richer lives.  Nyamirambo Women’s Center (NWC) offers community-based tours, including neighborhood walks, cooking classes, and a weaving [...]

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 |2019-08-11T09:44:02-05:00March 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 [...]

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 [...]

Visiting The Remote, Eastern Part Of Bhutan

By |2019-07-06T14:03:56-05:00January 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 [...]

Visiting West Burkina Faso

By |2019-07-06T11:54:41-05:00December 23rd, 2018|Categories: Africa, Unique Experiences|

Visiting West Burkina Faso.  I didn’t expect I would be back in Burkina Faso for a second visit after my initial visit to Ouagadougou, the capital, in 2017.  In November of 2018 I partook in a six country West African road trip, which included a drive through Burkina Faso as I exited Ivory Coast and before [...]

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