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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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Saudia Economy Review Kochi (COK) to Riyadh (RUH) A330 and Earth Lounge Kochi Review

Saudia Economy Review Kochi (COK) to Riyadh (RUH) A330 and Earth Lounge Kochi Review

For reasons I don’t fully understand, Saudia files very low fares from several South Indian cities to Addis Abeba (despite minimal competition). Saudia fares usually work one-way for half price and so I booked Kochi (COK) to Addis Abeba (ADD) for under $100 in economy for the 3,000-mile journey connecting via Riyadh (RUH). When booking […]

Posted on December 24, 2017 by in Airline Reviews, Travel Deals

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The 15 Things I Learned about Cambodia this week

The 15 Things I Learned about Cambodia this week

This was my second visit to Cambodia and after a wonderful first visit to Siem Reap, I wasn’t impressed with the country this time. Cambodia isn’t like Thailand Thailand is the world’s largest playground and has some of the highest share of return visitors. Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh is just an hour’s flying from Bangkok, […]

Posted on November 11, 2016 by in TOP Travel Destinations

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My Favorite 15 Things to do Honolulu and Waikiki

My Favorite 15 Things to do Honolulu and Waikiki

My Favorite 15 Things to do Honolulu and Waikiki – Understand Honolulu and Waikiki certainly suffer from mass tourism, though given the sheer numbers they have managed the crowds exceptionally well and provide one of the cleanest and best big city beach experiences anywhere in the world. Where else can you get awesome, cheap, ethnic cuisine from all […]

Posted on October 8, 2016 by in Things to Do (City Guides), TOP Travel Destinations

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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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The 16 Things I Learned about Nigeria

The 16 Things I Learned about Nigeria

There is more than one Nigeria Nigeria is not a coherent country. City dwellers in Lagos, those who live in the countryside and the people lucky enough to get direct access to the oil money (Nigeria produces 2 million barrels of oil every day) all live in different worlds that rarely intersect. Nigeria is very […]

Posted on July 12, 2016 by in TOP Travel Destinations

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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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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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