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Top Tourist Destinations in Ethiopia

East Africa may not be the first choice for the average holidaymaker, but Ethiopia is far from being the average holiday destination. The main thing any potential visitor to this beautiful country should know is that it follows an adaptation of the ancient Coptic and Julian calendars, so therefore their current year is 2005 and Continue Reading »

Backpacking in North Korea (Yes, I did it!)

With only around 1800 visitors per year, North Korea is one of the least visited countries in the world. That, coupled with it’s role as one of the few  ‘functioning’ communist states around mean that’s is arguably the most intriguing place to visit imaginable. But it comes at quite a cost, solo-travel is an impossibility Continue Reading »

The Top 5 Sights in Ethiopia

Ethiopia is one of Africa’s hidden backpacking gems – this place propelled itself to one of my top 5 countries to visit. It’s nothing short of amazing. It has a magnificent cultural heritage, seven sites of which are included in the UNESCO world heritage list. The rocky mountains, lakes, rivers and diverse grassland ecosystem account Continue Reading »

Malaria – What Drug You Should Take to Prevent It!

I think it’s fair to say that nobody wants to die on their travels around the world. Death avoidance 101 begins with preventing malaria. Naturally, as a traveler it’s important to always try to care of ourselves and dodgy diets do us no favours, so whether you’re munching down multivitamins, spirulina tablets, echinacea or whatever, every little Continue Reading »

A Backpackers Guide to Ethiopia

Ancient temples, wild hyena feedings, the most delicious cuisine in Africa, cheap as chips – now that sounds like a backpackers dream. Welcome to Ethiopia! I spent just shy of a month in Ethiopia and even that didn’t seem to be enough. Every corner of this amazing country offers great sights and experiences so wherever Continue Reading »

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