Day 156: Egypt-Older than Time

I now know the significance of the phrase: "Balls like a Cairo taxi driver." Driving in Cairo is more like living through a scene from 'Mad Max' where everyone is escaping near death on a daily basis in a post apocalyptic dust cloud of dented cars and trash lined roadways. Lanes are completely optional. If…

Booking Budget Safaris in Africa

I've had Africa on the brain lately. Last month, I finished booking and paying for the first 2 months of our trip in Eastern Europe, so East Africa was next. I wrote earlier how I essentially got a free flight down to Dar Es Salaam and now we are working on logistics around how to…

Mongolia Part 3: Among the Holy

The scenery has taken a big change. For our first few days in Mongolia, the steppe was a smooth, barren landscape. What was once ankle high scrub gave way to hills, gullies and glens spotted with small trees. During our drive, we were 4 wheel creeping over lava flows, and insolent river crossings, which turned…

Mongolia Part 2: Among Riders

It's funny how one tiny piece of equipment can turn an entire piece of machinery useless. Creative Commons This was the case for me with during our first night in the Ger when (while packing back in Korea) I left my CPAP mask behind, rendering my CPAP machine I'd brought to Mongolia, useless. I was…

3 Expert Tips for Booking a Cheap Airline Ticket

Booking Sites Google Flights: Start with google flights to see when the cheapest days are. Google flights will highlight fares and how they change throughout the month. Google flights highlights prices on different days. Skyscanner: After we have dates, we will compare Google Flights with 'Skyscanner'. Skyscanner compares fares across a number of websites and…