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The Simien Mountains, a truck stop in Ethiopia and the best bowl of pasta I have ever had

Simien Mountains in Northern Ethiopia. Green majestic mountains that fade into misty craggy cliffs in the distance

When I woke up, I really had to think hard about where I was. Years ago when the only hotels outside of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia were government hotels, they all had exactly the same design. So you could wake up in Lake Tana or Gondar or Lalibela and the room design and shape, the furnishings… Read more »


Our Favorite Apps and Gadgets for 2019

Where are you heading to in 2019? As our favorite travel writer, Pico Iyer, said “We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next, to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. We travel to bring what little we can,… Read more »


A review on Istanbul’s new airport

A dusk picture of the outside of Istanbul's airport

Having recently transited through Istanbul’s airport on one of our group tours, I can say with confidence that once the minor teething issues with signage with the new airport are worked out. It will be a great airport IF you like walking. Perhaps the most surprising aspect of this sparkling new building is the fact… Read more »