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Packing hacks for check in luggage

There are two types of people in this world. The Folders and The Rollers. Here is a little bit of advice for those packing for a big journey.

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Packing hacks for your carry on luggage.

Aside from the obvious items like music, books, snacks and lip balm, there are a few items I have learnt to always include in my carry on to ensure that I have a smooth journey. Here are the top 5 things on my packing list: Continue reading “Packing hacks for your carry on luggage.”

Masaai Tanzania

Maasai.

 

I had the privilege of peeking around in a Maasai village out in the middle of the Serengeti. I had met a few Maasai men and women in Arusha and spoken with many who had Maasai heritage however I had not spoken to anyone living completely isolated within the camps. Continue reading “Maasai.”

Bizmarck rock, Mwanza

Mwanza on a budget

Mwanza truly surprised me.

Waking up on the bus, blurry eyed and a head full of sleep, my eyes where soon wide open in shock seeing the landscape that surrounded me! So different from what I had seen along the way.

I had heard Mwanza being referred to as the ‘city of rocks’…but this was crazy! To my left was the beautiful Lake Victoria and to my right were looming rock formations – with massive rocks seemingly balanced precariously atop one another. Seriously it looked like something out of the Flintstones cartoon!

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New Shelui Tanzania

The road to mwanza

On the long bus ride from Arusha to Mwanza I took some quick snaps of the changing surroundings that whizzed by me. I was fascinated by the changes and all the different people we saw along the way. Here is a bus journey photo essay:

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Stown Town, Zanzibar

The spice island of Zanzibar is like no other place you will ever experience. Here is some reasons why every traveler should experience this beautiful Island, specifically Stone Town. Continue reading “Stown Town, Zanzibar”

A picture of Venice

Venice
Venice is one of the most romantic city I have seen, maybe more so then Paris. Knowing the history of the place, it was apparently slightly raunchier then Paris in it’s day, if you can believe it. It is the city that brought us Casanova. It was also the original ‘red light district’ (not officially of course). Prostitutes in 15th Century Venice were obliged to go around topless all day. A bit over the top I think!

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Alabama Culture Shock


It’s a different world down there. It’s almost incomprehensible that Alabama is part of the same country that brought us Hugh Hefner, Kim Kardashian and Sex and the City. One town we drove through was named Opelika Alabama – which according to our friends meant big swamp. There are American flags adorning every house and rocking chairs on every porch. Everyone has a gun and a bible. And, everyone talks with a deeeeep sloooow southeerrrn draaaawl. I love it!

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