Pura Vida in Costa Rica with Heather, and Pants aka J Rock aka Jackie aka JjjaaaCQueLINUH (said in a very French, high pitched, haughty, pearl clutching kind of way). What do I do if I encounter a Jaguar? What is that demonic screaming snarling sound? No but like actually…what makes that sound? What do IContinue reading “How to Survive a Jaguar Encounter in Tortuguero”
We drove around Sri Lanka from Colombo to Kandy to Nuwara Eliya to Hikkaduwa in the back seat of his sedan, chatting occasionally and lazily while staring out at the lush hillsides, careening around the never-ending switchbacks, through tea plantations that convey a feeling of being transported to British Ceylon circa 1830.
First Impression: Is this a city or a collection of mountain towns? Muscat is so spread out, it’s difficult to get a feel for the place as a city. Everyone we met was really down to earth and helpful. Where I stayed: Mutrah Hotel. Basic, clean, nothing fancy, decent location for a city tour, we couldContinue reading “Quick Guide Muscat, Oman”
First Impression: I arrived at the butt crack of dawn and to be honest, in downtown Amman, I was intimidated by the near empty streets and every second man yelling out to me. My hostel I had booked through hostel world was under renovations so I was left wandering the streets looking for a new accommodation.Continue reading “Quick Guide Amman, Jordan”
Bussing through Zambia from Livingstone to Lilongwe, Malawi via Lusaka. Disclaimer: We arrived in Lusaka by bus at 9 pm and then left by bus at 5:30 am the next day. First Impression: The bus station is an intense jumble of humanity and I would definitely try to avoid it in the future. Where IContinue reading “Guide to Bussing through Zambia”
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe First Impression: So quaint and clean, a perfect little tourist town. Where I stayed: Shoe String Backpackers. Honestly kind of dirty and basic, they charge extra for wifi and the mosquitoes are a nightmare. The food was quite good though, especially the breakfast porridge and the garden area is lined with artisans makingContinue reading “Quick Guide Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe”
In my experience, quick guide to Addis Ababa
Once in awhile something comes along that gives me a very unusual sense of regret, like when I discovered quick dry towels and thought about how many times on past trips I’d brought along a tiny hand towel and had awkward communal shower moments trying to pull on a pair of leggings even though IContinue reading “Sygic Travel App Review”