Unique Experiences

Trekking For Gorillas In Kahuzi-Biega National Park

By |2019-10-03T21:47:33-06:00April 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 [...]

Temples of Bagan Photo Experience

By |2019-05-25T08:09:39-06:00March 23rd, 2019|Categories: Asia, Unique Experiences|

Bagan Photo Experience.  I have expressed my love for Temples of Bagan previously. I am a strong believer that these temples should be categorized in the top tier of must-see landmarks in the world. I have visited these temples four times beginning in 2005. And I want to go back again. Soon. Bagan was the [...]

Royal Drummers Of Burundi

By |2019-05-25T08:10:29-06:00March 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 [...]

Trekking For Gorillas In Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

By |2019-07-01T10:41:39-06:00March 11th, 2019|Categories: Africa, Unique Experiences|

Trekking Gorillas Bwindi Uganda.  The howl.  The whooping.  The sounds projected through the forest. Our ranger looked back at us.  “We are close … five minutes.”  The hair on my arms stood up at attention.  I was about to see my first mountain gorilla in the wild.  In the world, there are no mountain gorillas [...]

Visiting The Nyamirambo Women’s Center In Kigali

By |2019-05-25T08:12:41-06:00March 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 |2019-05-25T08:13:52-06:00March 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 |2019-08-11T09:44:02-06:00March 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 |2019-05-25T08:13:48-06:00February 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 [...]

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