Architecture in Salvador, Brazil

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There is something special about Salvador, Brazil.  The city has a lot of history being the first slave market in the new world and even being home a very popular Michael Jackson music video (click here for post).  I was lucky enough to visit Salvador for the people’s Carnival in Brazil.  You can find much […]

Gorilla Hiding In The Bush: Uganda

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This gorilla in Uganda was very elusive, his name is Rafiki which means good friend.  When we started gorilla tracking we didn’t know whether we were going to have to walk 2 hours or 6 hours to arrive where the gorillas were.  They generally move a minimum of a few kilometers everyday.  He was just hanging […]

Dakata Rock Hanging By An Inch: Harar, Ethiopia

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The Dakata Rock that literally hangs by an inch is one of the popular things to see around Harar.  The Rock is held in place by a very small area with the rock at its base.  Rumor has it that during the military rule in Ethiopia soldiers would come and try and knock the rock […]

Hindu Temple in Paramaribo, Suriname

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There aren’t just Hindu temples in Paramaribo, Suriname, there is an entire slew of cultures that come together in the country.  It is absolutely fascinating to experience and see, when the entire world is fighting about religion Suriname really sets the example for peace and harmony with cultural diversity.  While there are many places around […]

Penguin Fight at Cuverville Island, Antarctica

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The penguins at Cuverville Island, Antarctica aren’t an aggressive bunch, the problem is that there is little real estate for each penguin family to have a nest.  I loved to watch the penguins try to walk through the entire penguin colony at Cuverville Island because it was similar to playing Frogger.  Each penguin had to […]

A Church In Harar, Ethiopia

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This is one of the first scenes that I saw in Harar.  The city is extremely small but there is something very special about the city.  Harar is the 4th holiest city for Muslims and ironically, just like Jerusalem, it is in a country with a different religious majority (Christian in Ethiopia).  The city is […]

Feeding a Hyena With My Mouth: Harar, Ethiopia

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Feeding the Hyenas in Harar was one of the top things to do in Ethiopia once I realized you can actually get up close and personal with these elusive animals.  It is an age old custom in Harar and there are different locations where you are able to see the Hyena feedings.  The man you […]

MIG in Hargeisa, Somaliland

MIG in Hargeisa, Somaliland

This MIG in Hargeisa is probably the only monument to see in the capital of republic of Somaliland.  It is something that symbolizes the long struggle that Somalilanders have faced.  Not only is it actually a Russian fighter plan that crashed while bombing the city, but it is also their war memorial to remind the people […]

Never Judge Somaliland By Its Cover

Never Judge Somaliland By Its Cover

I really liked Somaliland, especially when I started to dive deeper into the culture like flirting with women in a full Burka and Veil, twice.  They started it, I promise.  In the present day, Somaliland resembles most Muslim countries; men have the latest beard fashion designs, women enjoy being covered head to toe in clothing […]