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Hot-air Balloons

Silk Road, Turkey

Yesterday mourning I was up at 05:00 to go and watch the balloons take off. One walks along a gorge and down in the valley are the balloons preparing for…

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Silk Road, Turkey

Our first day of travel, Istanbul to Goreme, one of the longest stretches of our journey, 773 km – 12 hours! Goreme is underground cities, funny looking rocks and hot…

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Hagia Sophia

Silk Road, Turkey

With overcast, cloudy weather it is time to venture indoors. Hagia Sophia is a former Greek Orthodox patriarchal basilica, later an imperial mosque, and now a museum in Istanbul. From the…

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Blue Mosque

Silk Road, Turkey

The Sultan Ahmet Mosque is a historic mosque in Istanbul, Turkey. Definitely Istanbul’s most photogenic building. It was the grand project of Sultan Ahmet I , whose tomb is located…

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Silk Road, Turkey

Arrived in Istanbul without any dramatics. Turkish Airlines are one of the few that provide decent meals. At Atatürk airport in Istanbul it was chaos! Over a 1,000 people waiting…

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Sacola Traditional Dancers

Africa, Rwanda

Yesterday we split into two groups, the smaller to which I belonged crossed over into Rwanda where we overnighted in Ruhengeri. The next mourning we made our way to the Parc…

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Ovambo women

Africa, Namibia

Stoping at Opuwo on our way south we are surrounded by a group of Ovambo girls who are intent of selling there trinkets. Similar to the Himba, without the otjize,…

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Africa, Namibia

After overnighting at Eupa we drive a few kilometers to visit a Himba village. The Himba are an ethnic group of about 30,000 to 50,000 people living in northern Namibia….

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Epupa Falls

Africa, Namibia

Epupa Falls, a series of cascades that drop a total of 60 m over a distance of about 1.5 km, reaching a maximum width of 500 m. Originating from the…

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Baobab Tree

Africa, Namibia

Driving northwards through the King Nehale Gate we stop for lunch on the road before arriving in the town of Outapi where we are going to over night at the…

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Africa, Namibia

Namutoni has a unique atmosphere. The fort was originally established as a control post during the mad cow disease (BSE) epidemic of 1897 in Namibia. It was built by the German Schutztruppe…

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Africa, Namibia

Famous for its floodlit waterhole Okaukuejo is the administrative centre for the Etosha National Park. Most visitors travel though this camp with its characteristic stone tower. The camp was formerly…

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