Mexico’s Day of the Dead

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It may seem morbid to the outsider but Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is anything but this to Mexicans. Taking place at the start of November, the Day of the Dead is a celebration where the dead can come alive again; something particularly fascinating for those who understand death differently. Today… Read more »

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5 Reasons to Visit Serbia

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One of Europe’s best kept secrets, Serbia should be on any adventurer’s bucket list for 2015. A land of great natural beauty that boasts 2% of the world’s flora species, an equally rich history, and a surprisingly good cuisine are just some of the things that visitors can expect. Here are just 5 reasons why… Read more »

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Ethiopia: Meeting the Mursi

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[Part 7] This travel diary shares the wonders Ethiopia has to offer from North to South, and the experience of the Timkat Festival.   For the first time on this trip it rained the entire night so the roads were waterlogged in places and what was solid red road had become a bed of mud by… Read more »

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Ethiopia: The Omo Valley

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[Part 6] This travel diary shares the wonders Ethiopia has to offer from North to South, and the experience of the Timkat Festival.   As is becoming commonplace in this part of the world, I once again woke up to sublime views of the lake. I couldn’t enjoy the scenery for too long, as we had… Read more »

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Ethiopia: Arba Minch

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[Part 5] This travel diary shares the wonders Ethiopia has to offer from North to South, and the experience of the Timkat Festival.   Since there was a lot of driving still ahead of me I opted for the easier and less tiring option of flying to Arba Minch in the south. There are only 3… Read more »

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Ethiopia: Lalibela

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[Part 4] This travel diary shares the wonders Ethiopia has to offer from North to South, and the experience of the Timkat Festival. I woke up to stupendous views of the mountains. I guess the clue was in the name of the hotel (Mountain View). Breakfast was good, and I was told that we would be… Read more »

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Ethiopia: Driving to Lalibela

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[Part 3] This travel diary shares the wonders Ethiopia has to offer from North to South, and the experience of the Timkat Festival.   Woke up early this morning as wanted to make most of the views from Gheralta Lodge before the drive to Lalibela. I climbed up to another nearby viewpoint and looked down at… Read more »

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Ethiopia: Debre Damo & Hawzen

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[Part 2] This travel diary shares the wonders Ethiopia has to offer from North to South, and the experience of the Timkat Festival.   It was an early start today, as we had a long drive ahead. After a 6am breakfast, we got into our jeep and left for Hawzen, a small town on the way… Read more »

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Ethiopia: Addis Ababa

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[Part 1] This travel diary shares the lands and wonders Ethiopia opens to us from North to South, and what is experienced at the Timkat Festival.   Africa had been on our destination wish list for some time, so I was relieved when the flight finally touched down on Ethiopian soil. I was last in Eastern… Read more »

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