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Kadıköy/Istanbul, Turkey
While visiting Istanbul, take an afternoon trip across the Bosphorus to Kadiköy to stock up on food, sweets, and tea. The prices in this Istanbul neighborhood are at least half of those in the touristy Grand Bazaar and Spice Market. You'll also...
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City Center Inside Seven Olives Hotel | Next To The reception, Lalibela 1260, Ethiopia
There are 11 churches in total at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Lalibela. Built in the 12th century by King Lalibela, these churches were and are a sacred pilgrimage site for Orthodox Christians in Ethiopia. Because these churches are still...
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Lalibela, Ethiopia
Transport yourself to back to the 13th century. Imagine taking a hand tool and chiseling down in to a mountain to create the four exterior sides of a building and then using those same hand tools to hewn out the interior space for the building....
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Ethiopia
We were trekking in the Simien Mountains and came across a large group of Gelada Baboon. It was a great experience walking quietly through them.
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Ethiopia
Lake Tana is the largest lake in Ethiopia. It is the source of the Blue Nile River as well as home to several island monasteries and convents. Of the monasteries, Ura Kidhane Mihret is reputed to be the most beautiful. Like most tourists, we...
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Wag Hemra, Ethiopia
The Simien Mountains may not be on the bucket list of every trekker, but should be. It's pinched peaks and endless canyons are an incredible view, but one can venture into these unique mountains with three+ day treks out of Gondar. Expect to see...
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Gondar, Ethiopia
Ethiopia was never colonized like most African countries. Its royal lineage is its own and one of the remnants of Ethiopia's imperial rule is seen in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Fasil Ghebbi. The vast grounds include several castles and...
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Arriving in the thriving hub of Southern Tanzania is a far cry from the remote savannahs of the national parks, forested mountains, and wild rain forests that sprawl across Tanzania’s interior. It is a perfect time to sample some of the excellent,...
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Kigamboni, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
When I initially heard about the ferry trip to Zanzibar, I was expecting this to be an old worn-out boat in dire need of repair, slowly shuffling out of the harbor, jam-packed with passengers jostling to find a seat. Instead, I boarded a brand...
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Ursino St, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, is not Ethiopia, I get that. But this Ethiopian restaurant, Addis in Dar, is a great location to catch some excellent authentic Ethiopian grub. And everything is pre-translated, so you won't be ordering in the dark. So...
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Robert Mugabe Ave, Windhoek, Namibia
I recently visited Namibia for the first time, and I was incredibly surprised by how clean and developed the cities are. Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, has been awarded the "cleanest city in all of Africa and the world" on several occasions;...