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The Road to Lalibela: Cycling Ethiopia’s Ancient Heartland
By far the most impressive one found in this category is the Church of Bet Giyorgis. Crafted with such immaculate detail, I linger for hours peering down at this marvel of human creativity dumbfounded at why it’s not surrounded by a mass of tourists instead of just me and a diminutive boy chomping at a piece of sugarcane.
Riding out of Addis Ababa, the world’s third highest capital, I’m totally stoked. Completing this route a year earlier, my Canadian cycling mate Scotty Robinson has promised me 450 miles of verdant views, epic climbs, screaming descents and cheap smooth beer in a region of Africa with virtually no tourist footprint. Read more
Pangani, On Tanzania's Coast: Hard to get to But Worth Finding!
Admittedly, it is not terribly accessible as tourist destinations go, but that is part of the fun and it is most certainly well worth the effort for those who, like myself, generally seek out serenity in a real hide-away of tropical beauty and peace, rather than the hustle and bustle of the noisy and expensive tourist resorts. If relaxation and a haven to pursue your passion ... be it reading, writing or just being! ... is what you are after, this is definitely the direction to head. Read more
I never imagined that spending three weeks at the end of the earth, or the village of Kayanga in the Kagera region of rural Tanzania, would be the best experience I've ever had in my life.
But it was.
Dirt roads. Limited electricity and water supply. No radio, television, movies, email, instant messaging, or cell phones. Beans, rice, potatoes and bananas twice a day every day.Read more
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