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Saudia Economy Review Riyadh (RUH) to Addis Ababa (ADD) and Wellcome Lounge Riyadh Review

Saudia Economy Review Riyadh (RUH) to Addis Ababa (ADD) and Wellcome Lounge Riyadh Review

After deplaning from my prior Saudia flight from Kochi, I followed the rather flimsy signs towards transit. An overly sleepy single attendant manned the security checkpoint and mentioned that he expected just four (!) other transit passengers within the hour. Not a busy day then! Riyadh Airport has two terminals that are interconnected behind security with […]

Posted on December 29, 2017 by in Airline Reviews, Travel Deals

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InterContinental Almaty, Kazakhstan Review

InterContinental Almaty, Kazakhstan Review

The InterContinental Almaty is located in a good spot near the Independence Monument in Almaty. While it is a bit of a distance from the best downtown eateries, it benefits from a huge nearby park and the more upscale eateries that the town offers. The building is clearly quite old, which you will notice more as you near it. […]

Posted on September 25, 2016 by in Hotel Reviews, IHG Rewards Club

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My Favorite 33 Things to do Almaty, Kazakhstan

My Favorite 33 Things to do Almaty, Kazakhstan

My Favorite 33 Things to do Almaty, Kazakhstan – Understand Almaty is the commercial capital of Kazakhstan and has a history of an oasis trading hub in the region. It’s located just north of the Alatau Mountains that separate Kazakhstan from Kyrgyzstan (see My Favorite Things to do in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan). The city is a rewarding travel […]

Posted on September 24, 2016 by in Things to Do (City Guides), TOP Travel Destinations

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Ethiopian Airlines Economy Review 787 Dreamliner Accra – Addis Ababa & Addis Ababa – Douala

Ethiopian Airlines Economy Review 787 Dreamliner Accra – Addis Ababa & Addis Ababa – Douala

Ethiopian Airlines is buying aircraft like other airlines buy pretzels. The airline has leased fourteen 787’s and has more on order. It also has bought thirteen A350’s to modernize its fleet and retire older planes that would have needed maintenance. I flew the 787 Dreamliner with Ethiopian Airlines in economy class as part of a […]

Posted on July 20, 2016 by in Airline Reviews

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Which countries are safe to visit along the ‘Horn of Africa’? (Ethiopia, Somalia, Somaliland, Eritrea and Djibouti)

Which countries are safe to visit along the ‘Horn of Africa’? (Ethiopia, Somalia, Somaliland, Eritrea and Djibouti)

  The Horn of Africa is where Eastern Africa meets the Saudi Arabian peninsula and is one of the most unruly regions in the world. But since we are adventurous travelers, let’s take a look at our options in the area. Somalia The bad news first – Somalia poses an extreme danger to tourists. The safest […]

Posted on April 25, 2016 by in TOP Travel Destinations

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Friendship International Hotel Addis Ababa Review

Friendship International Hotel Addis Ababa Review

You can book the Friendship International Hotel Addis Ababa here. If you are using the free transfer option that Ethiopian Airlines provides and have an economy class ticket, you will most likely end up in this hotel. I agree that the name Friendship Hotel does not inspire too much trust, but you should give it some […]

Posted on November 13, 2015 by in Hotel Reviews

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Photo Review Lisbon, Portugal

Photo Review Lisbon, Portugal

Trip Index (what we have published so far): 13 things to do in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and what to expect in this crazy town Prison Island – Probably the best thing to do when in Stone Town, Zanzibar! (See the giant turtles, the old prison and snorkel the clear waters) Wonderful tandoori in Zanzibar – […]

Posted on March 22, 2015 by in TOP Travel Destinations

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South African Business Class Review Johannesburg (JNB) to Dakar (DKR) SA 207, A330

South African Business Class Review Johannesburg (JNB) to Dakar (DKR) SA 207, A330

Book your flight on South African Airways here. Trip Index (what we have published so far): Discover stunning Ethiopian coffee at To.Mo.Ca Coffee, Addis Ababa Radisson Blu Hotel Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Review Taste wonderful Ethiopian cuisine at Lucy (next to the Ethiopian National Museum) Even more incredible Ethiopian cuisine – enter Kategna Restaurant in Addis […]

Posted on March 18, 2015 by in Airline Reviews

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Photo Review Radisson Blu Hotel Dakar, Senegal

Photo Review Radisson Blu Hotel Dakar, Senegal

Book the Radisson Blu Hotel Dakar here. Trip Index (what we have published so far): Why see the Addis Mercato in Addis Ababa? Or how to not get scammed in Addis… Discover stunning Ethiopian coffee at To.Mo.Ca Coffee, Addis Ababa Radisson Blu Hotel Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Review Taste wonderful Ethiopian cuisine at Lucy (next to […]

Posted on March 17, 2015 by in Hotel Reviews

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South African Airways Regional Business Class Review Nairobi (NBO) to Johannesburg (JNB) A320

South African Airways Regional Business Class Review Nairobi (NBO) to Johannesburg (JNB) A320

Book your flight on South African Airways here. Trip Index (what we have published so far): Great Ethiopian cuisine at Yeshi Buna, Addis Ababa Why see the Addis Mercato in Addis Ababa? Or how to not get scammed in Addis… Discover stunning Ethiopian coffee at To.Mo.Ca Coffee, Addis Ababa Radisson Blu Hotel Addis Ababa, Ethiopia […]

Posted on March 16, 2015 by in Airline Reviews

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Prison Island – Probably the best thing to do when in Stone Town, Zanzibar! (See the giant turtles, the old prison and snorkel the clear waters)

Prison Island –  Probably the best thing to do when in Stone Town, Zanzibar! (See the giant turtles, the old prison and snorkel the clear waters)

Trip Index (what we have published so far): South African Airways involuntary denies me boarding, keeps me in transit 24 hours, (almost) loses my bag and still has no idea how to fix it… DoubleTree Zanzibar Stone Town Hotel Review Photo Review Sheraton Addis Ababa – a Luxury Collection hotel Great Ethiopian cuisine at Yeshi […]

Posted on March 13, 2015 by in TOP Travel Destinations

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Updated in 2018: My Favorite 27 Things to do in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Updated in 2018: My Favorite 27 Things to do in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

My Favorite 27 Things to do Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Understand Addis Abeba (or Addis Ababa) is the capital of Ethiopia and located at 7,546 feet of elevation. It is a good idea to bring Diamox for the first week until you are adjusted to the elevation. Despite being north of the equator, Ethiopia’s ‘winter’ […]

Posted on March 12, 2015 by in Things to Do (City Guides), TOP Travel Destinations

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