Click HERE to read this post from the beginning. On the second day of our trek, our entire group was complaining of the cold the night before and I think Sara and I were likely amongst the warmer people in the group thanks to our extra sleeping bags. Fortunately, everyone survived the night (though some would, Read More

The activity I was most looking forward to in Ethiopia was trekking the Simien Mountains. Prior to arriving in Ethiopia I had e-mailed many tour operators and was given a variety of choices for 3-5 days of trekking at prices ranging from US$ 200 – US$ 750. From what I read online, some people, Read More

We arrived in Gondar after a 3 hour mini bus ride from Bahar Dar. We had organized the bus from Bahar Dar with a group of people we had met at our hotel, so we were able to have the mini bus pick us up at the hotel in the morning and the cost, Read More

We arrived in Bahar Dar after a relatively smooth flight from Addis Ababa. When we arrived at the airport, which was under construction, a friendly guy named Addis (easy to remember!) from NGG Hotel was waiting for us. In actual fact, I think he was a tour agent who was somehow associated with the, Read More

We flew to Addis Ababa on a morning Emirates flight from Dubai. Upon arrival at the Bole International Airport, we found our way to the visa on arrival desk, paid our US$ 25 visa fee, and cleared immigration quickly. There is a bank on the arrivals side of the immigration, but when we were, Read More

My 20s were remarkable. I had lots of wonderful experiences, met loads of amazing people, traveled to many incredible destinations, and learned a number of surprising things. Although it is hard to come up with a list of only 20 highlights from the last 10 years, these are definitely the 20 experiences that stick, Read More

Click HERE to Read from the Beginning 9. Road Trip to Victoria and Hiking the West Coast Trail and Juan de Fuca Trail Summers in Canada are wonderful and I made the most of July/August in 2010 when I completed a road trip with buddies from Calgary to Vancouver Island and then hiked the, Read More

Continuing on my Drifters Southern Circle Overland Safari adventure, we drove from Luangwa National Park in Zambia to Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi, for supplies. We stopped at the large Shoprite, which is a well-stocked South African supermarket to load up on food, beverages, and snacks for the truck ride. I also went to, Read More