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Lions, Diamonds and Jail, OH MY!

Sometimes asking for forgiveness is easier than asking for permission.  When Uwe and me decided to travel together we each made our hit lists and

The Mzungu Tax(i)

In the 18th century, as European explorers reached Eastern Africa, they translated “Mzungu” to mean “came around” or “wanderer” in KiSwahili.  It commonly refers to

Googly.Maps

Before I reach any city, I download three offline apps: XE Currency, Google Translate and Google Maps.  Experience will lead to having a second offline

Manic Moment in Marseilles

I have had incredible Couchsurfing hosts, but this is an account of the other kind.  I posted an announcement of my arrival to Marseilles in

Zanzibroke- Zanzibar on the Cheap

I could have gotten sucked into Zanzibar.  It has my happy color blue Indian Ocean, friendly people, lively vibe and lots of activity.  I only

Arusha Arrival

Let me start by saying: Always double and triple check all your personal information when booking flights.  I was in Milan, Italy trying to check

Change of Plan(es)

Before arriving in a place, I spend maybe an hour or so doing some quick research about it.  I start a hit list of must-see

7 Waterfalls and a Boat Ride

Croatia has become “the” Balkan tourist destination for the summers with clear waters, clean beaches, an abundance of waterfalls and a series of trance music

And the Universe will Provide

Trains in Italy have a reputation for being unreliable; they may show, they may not. I was staying in Palermo and planned a day trip

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