Southern African Sojourn 2017 – Day 8 – Swakopmund to Uis

 Namib Desert, Namibia ( Picture credit: Terri Turriff) Woke up early morning after a sound sleep last night as the two really 'heavy'...

Southern African Sojourn 2017 – Day 7 – Windhoek / Swakopmund

Windhoek Railway Station. As expected, the bus arrived Windhoek three hours off the scheduled time. Disembarking the bus, I walked as fast as I...

Southern African Sojourn 2017 – Day 6 – Cape Town / Windhoek

Scheduled for twenty two hours  The day finally arrived where I will be starting my trip on mainland Africa. Toffar woke me up early and...

Southern African Sojourn 2017 – Day 5 – Mauritius / Cape Town

Exiting Cape Town airport. Normally, I would take a flight at night in order for me to save on accommodation but alas, all the flights to Cape Town...

Southern African Sojourn 2017 – Day 4 – Mauritius

Blue Bay pier. My last full day in Mauritius was a very short one for me due to the weather again. The plan was to hire a car for a full day as I...

Southern African Sojourn 2017 – Day 3 – Mauritius

Caudan Waterfront, Port Louis.   Before sleeping last night, I vowed that even a rainy day won't stop me from visiting Port Louis today but I awoke...

Southern African Sojourn 2017 – Day 2 – Mauritius

Sunrise at Mahebourg, Mauritius. I didn't sleep well as the strong winds were crashing against the sliding glass door  that separates the room and...

The Blessed Land 2012 – Day 14 – Petra

Between the entrance and the Sig, Petra. Fabled as the 'Rose Red City, half as old as time',  Petra is a well known ancient Nabataean city located at the southern part of Jordan. It was the capital of Nabataen Jordan since 6 century BC.  Ironically, I did not know of...

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The Blessed Land 2012 – Day 10 – Cairo

The Sphnix of Giza. One of the joys of staying in a hostel is having breakfast with a lot of people from different nationalities with different personalities. There's the young married couple from the United States, the lone female traveler from Norway, the rugby team...

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The Blessed Land 2012 – Day 9 – Cairo

By the River Nile, Cairo. Woke up early as my flight to Cairo was a morning one. Took a taxi from the hotel to the airport which was much cheaper than the one yesterday. The flight to Cairo took just a bit more than an hour, flying over the Mediterranean Sea. I really...

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The Blessed Land 2012 – Day 8 – Beirut

Beirut Corniche Alone at the airport and felt a bit lonely. After being a part of a tour group for seven days suddenly, I had no one to talk to. I had another eight long hours before my flight. Tried to find a place to sleep but the Amman airport is not that friendly...

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