Adventure

We’d reached the town of Wadi Halfa in the northern Sudan when a humid wind hit the overland truck.  While traveling through the desert avoiding the impassable banks of the Nile, we were astonished when the breeze suddenly felt moist. I understood that Lake Nasser must...

I nearly died in Kathmandu one winter.  Or I certainly felt as if I was about to expire.  Walking in the new city one fine late winter morning, weak from dysentery and generally feeling the aftermath of months of travel, I found myself holding a...

Differences and Similarities in Siberian Homestays with Elena and Irina [caption id="attachment_3782" align="alignright" width="300"] Traditional Eastern Siberian Apartment Building[/caption] If you’ve been reading the series of post I’ve contributed to WeSaidGoTravel.com, then you’ve read about the Siberian hosts that I had at my Siberian homestays – Elena...

  Harar street scene: Photo by Jack McGory The hyenas circled the perimeter of the alley, audibly gnashing their teeth and giving voice to low, guttural growls.  Their feet padded softly on the dirt, but the animals’ smell overwhelmed even the fetid stink from the narrow alleyway,...

[caption id="attachment_715" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Sunrise over Kenya"][/caption] Written by Mary Anne Been Jetset Extra Africa – for some it’s a fantastic adventure full of excitement and magic. For others it’s a time of reflection and an opportunity to discover something that couldn’t be found elsewhere.  For me, Africa...