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Experience Ethiopia’s Harar, A City That Fascinates

Ethiopia has recently been having some serious political strife, so the East African country may seem to be a strange suggestion given the current climate.  While there are parts of the country that currently are not particularly safe for the ordinary tourist, including much of the surrounding area around Addis Ababa and the legendary Gonder, the ancient city of Harar has been relatively free of problems.  Harar is not necessarily the first city that one thinks of when...

Stroll The Canals During Your Visit To Amsterdam

Amsterdam is the capital of The Netherlands, though not the location of the seat of the kingdom, which is in The Hague.  It is The Netherlands’ largest city, with close to a million residents and has existed since the late 12th century when a bridge was built over the river Amstel.  The city was granted its charter in either 1300 or 1306, and by the 16th century the city was the epicenter of the War of Dutch Independence against the Spanish Hapsburg king, Phillip II...

Best Things To Do When Visiting Cairo

Cairo is one of the most ancient cities in the world and is a mix of both old and new.  In many ways, the focus on Cairo’s ancient roots when discussing the city can lead to a jarring experience for tourists who do not expect to be dropped into a very busy, very modern metropolis.  Consequently, the city can be quite overwhelming for the inexperienced traveler, and even those who have traveled elsewhere in the Middle East may be surprised by what they...

Trek The Serengeti on Your Tanzania Safari Adventure

Tanzania is located in East Africa and is Africa’s 13th largest country, with over 50 million people and dozens of cultures and languages.  The nation is home to the famed Mount Kilimanjaro, which is Africa’s highest mountain, and the vast Serengeti where tourists can see a variety of unique animals over thousands of square miles.  The country was created in 1964 following the merger of two states, Tanganyika, which is the mainland part of the country, and...

Be Captivated by The Angkor Wat in Affordable Cambodia

Cambodia continues to be one of the more affordable travel destinations in the world, full of great food, culture, and history.  While the country has been mostly stable in recent years, the country has experienced much tragedy in the preceding decades.  Subject to bombing campaigns during the later half of the Vietnam War, the Khmer Rouge took over the country in 1975, and initiated one of the worst genocides in modern history, before being ousted by the...

Experience Unspoiled Kotor During Your Stay in Montenegro

Montenegro is, as far as statehood is concerned, a very new country; one of the newest in fact, having formally gained independence on June 3, 2006.  Before then it was part of the Former Yugoslavia, its abortive successor state, and finally a union with Serbia that only lasted three years.  In reality, however, Montenegro is a very old country, having existed under the Romans, and later the Slavs.  It was one of the few states in the region that actively resisted Ottoman...

Great Travel Themed Movies To Inspire Your Next Trip

Movies can inspire many actions and desires, and travel is certainly one of these things.  Which movies can a person watch to get that inspiration though?  Here are a few picks that may make you want to pack your bags and hit the road for your own adventure. The Darjeeling Limited This Wes Anderson film finds three brothers, all of whom have their own issues with depression, on a trip through India.  Throughout the course of the film, the brothers become closer, as they...

Want To Take On The Eiger Like JT Holmes?

What do you think of when you think of Switzerland?  Perhaps it’s the ornate cuckoo clock, fantastic wristwatches, or delicious chocolate. Those things are actually called alphorns, and they get their name from the Alps.  Switzerland is famous for its mountains, which have attracted skiers and extreme sports enthusiasts for centuries.  One of the most alluring peaks in the Swiss Alps belongs to the Eiger.  While some have said that the mountain’s name is...