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Time Traveling to Ethiopia

MursiTribeFolk

Stepping Back in Time What images come to mind when you think about Ethiopia?  I’m ashamed to say that before this trip, when I thought of Ethiopia I immediately associated it with famine, starvation, and fast runners.  I never expected it to be such a diverse and fascinating place.  I can see why Ethiopia has so many fast runners and we did see plenty of poverty, but there’s so much mor...


AFRICA to the USA… and beyond

Bryan here.  Just wanted to give everyone an update of where we are and our future plans. Those that are on Facebook already know part of what I'm about to say, but we realize that not everyone has subjected themselves to the evil world of Facebook. Well, our 4.5 months in Africa are coming to an end soon. We're currently in Swakopmund, Namibia (a small German settlement on the west coast of ...


AFRICA UPDATE #1 (Egypt and Sudan)

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It’s hard for me to believe that our “Cairo to Cape Town” Africa overland trip is more than half way over.  By this time, I thought I’d be pricing out plane tickets home from Nairobi to bail out.  No way.  I can’t even begin to tell you how much I absolutely LOVE Africa.  It’s been one travel high after another; and one of the highlights of my thirty years.  It actually makes me s...


The Glitz and Glamour of Dubai

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In many of the places we’ve visited (such as Romania and Georgia), it seems like we’ve gone back in time.  But Dubai is the first place we’ve been that seems like we traveled into the future.  Modern, futuristic skyscrapers tower above the city.  Manmade islands hug the white sand coast, shaped like giant palm trees and the world’s continents.  There are malls so grand that they make A...


Welcome to the Middle East: Turkey Time!

AtaturkPoster

Overall, I loved our three weeks in Turkey.  I don’t think there’s any place quite like it.  But there were some uncomfortable moments when I quickly realized that I was far from home and what I’m accustomed to.  The last three months in Europe have been a cake-walk.  Europe isn’t a big culture shock for travelers from the US. (the Euro-Trip is usually a good starting point for newbie ...


Christmas 2005?

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Bryan here.... we have to be very quick since we're about to set off again.  We're currently in Aksum, Ethiopia.   We just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!  Unfortunately for us, we have to wait 14 more days 'til Christmas.  Ethiopia is on a 13 month calendar.  So today is Tahsas 15, 2005 and Christmas will be celebrated on January 7th. Kristin's been workin...


Beer, Brats, & Munch’s in Bavaria

FussenPano

  When I was a kid I lived in eight different places (my Dad was in the US Army for 30 years).  One place in particular was by far my family’s favorite – the mountain resort town of Garmisch, Germany (on the border of Austria).  So when it came time to picking a place for my parents to meet us during our World Travels, Garmisch was a no-brainer.  And the timing just happened to work...


Africa Anticipation

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  Tonight will be the last time Bryan and I will be able to sleep in a bed for a very long time.  Tomorrow morning we leave Cairo and begin our four month Africa overland tour.  We will be sleeping in a tent and sleeping bags for the next four months. During our tour, we will travel south from Cairo all the way down to Cape Town, crossing through 13 different African countries (Egypt,...


Good Friends & Good Times

CliffsofMoherUs

London I’ve wanted to go to London since I was a little kid.  It seems kind of strange – I’ve been to Antarctica, but not the popular destination of London.  For some reason, I’ve just never made it there.  Bryan’s been more times than he can remember though (several times for work and a few times for fun).  But he was happy to go back and also wanted to see more of Great Britain ...


Thankful for a Whirlwind Year

  Today is Thanksgiving (in the U.S., not in Egypt where we currently are).  And next week marks the One-Year Anniversary of the beginning of our World Trip.  It seems like an ideal time to look back on this crazy, awesome year.  This has somehow been the longest, yet the quickest year of my life.  And somehow it’s also been both the hardest and the easiest. It seems like just yes...


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