The fact that monarchies still exist at this day and age, feels ridiculous to me. We can discuss that on another occasion. But there is something that strikes me even harder than the existence of these royal families that, by right of birth, are superior to the rest of us … more »
54 countries where people from different cultures, races and religions mix.
Among the pyramids of Egypt, fantasizing about Bollywood with kids in Ethiopia, going into the wild at the Maasai Mara in Kenya, or by the beach in Mauritius, we’re trying to mix with them too!
Click the countries where we have traveled to in Africa, or browse all this continent’s related travel posts below.
Gondar in Ethiopia, is a city that offers you a look at some rich history and a trip to Lake Tana – one of the largest lakes on the planet. This is Fasiladas Bath, where the royals would jump in from the building in the middle. But, ONLY the royals … more »
I’m the King of the World!
We’ve been traveling continuously for more than 6 months and meeting these kids in Lake Tana, Ethiopia, is still one of the highlights of our travels. With zero inhibitions and a passion for raw fun, they stripped off their clothes, rolled in the mud and jumped into the lake as … more »
The sun setting on Mauritius
Mauritius is often used interchangeably with Paradise. There’s no doubt about the fact that everything on this little island in the Indian Ocean looks breathtaking! Wake up in the morning to the sound of the waves mixed with chirping birds. Eat a hearty breakfast filled with tropical fruits. Lunch will include … more »
He lives in a cave in Lalibela, Ethiopia
Lalibela is an amazing place! Famous for its monolithic churches made in the 12th-13th century. We were excited to run around in these massive rock structures popularly known as the Petra of Africa. The churches are really impressive but what was more impressive was this monk who was watching the … more »
Murals with Metaphors
A 13th century orthodox Christian mural in Gorgora, Ethiopia. There was a wedding at the Church on the day that we happened to visit. The orthodox cross on top of the church is made out of ostrich eggs! The ancient carpets are full of lice, fleas and other amazing creatures. … more »
Gorgora: a village by Lake Tana in ETHIOPIA
Read about our stay in Gondar, from where we took this day trip to the village of Gorgora! Upon arrival to Gondar in Northern Ethiopia we met Yohanne’s, a “self-trained” guide that makes a living suggesting hotels and guiding you on activities around town, despite the fact that there is … more »
Wanna go back in time? Go to Lalibela!
Lalibela was THE BEST of Ethiopia! More touristic than any other spot we visited in this country, Lalibela is a Christian pilgrimage center best known for its 11 rock-hewn churches that are UNESCO World Heritage site. They call it “the Petra of Africa”. The landscape in Lalibela is amazing: … more »
Gondar. That precious?!
The first place we visited after Addis Ababa was Gondar, aka Gondor, as in every time Ashray would refer to it! It has obviously nothing to do with The Lord of the Rings, but Gondar does have a fair share of architectural remains and historically interesting sites. It is a pretty touristic … more »
Ethiopia was the first place we visited after quitting our jobs and headed towards out big Central & South America trip. Our friend Sophie lives there and so we thought we might as well visit Addis Ababa and the rest of the country while she is there, as it isn’t a place we would … more »