Asleep in Lesotho

Driving in Africa is always an adventure. You never know what you are going to run into. Whether its drunk drivers, crazy minibuses or animals hogging the street, you are always in for something memorable. This was the case for my buddy Mike and I as we drove through the lovely country of Lesotho (pronounced […]

Mt. Kilimanjaro Slideshow

I took this off my site a while ago but wanted to re-post it for those new readers who never saw it as I get a lot of emails about Kilimanjaro. My friend Jake and I climbed Kili in September 2006 and this slideshow with music, documents our trip. If you’d like to read my […]

Carthage, Sidi Bou Said and More Tunis

The name of once-mighty Carthage is a name like many other great ancient cities. It inspires legends, poets and envy. Hannibal lived in Carthage-the military genius who the Romans were only able to beat because they ensured they never had to fight him. Virgil wrote his Aeneid about the tragic romance between Carthaginian Dido and […]

First Full Day in Tunisia

After weeks of seemingly no sleep, a change in plans from Algeria to Tunisia and a quick stop off in London to visit my friend Mike, I arrived in Tunis, Tunisia two nights ago after a long and grueling day of flying sitting next to more screaming babies than one could possibly have nightmares about. […]

My Algerian Embassy Saga

For those of you who like reprehensible stories of frustration and woe, where some people treat others with absolutely no consideration and are completely unreasonable, then you will love this story. For those of you like me, this will make your blood boil, but either way it’s pretty entertaining and one that I am dumfoundedly […]

I Can’t Get a Libya Visa

As I am planning a trip to North Africa in March to Algeria, Tunisia and Libya-my plans have hit a snag. I have been told by four reliable sources that it is impossible for an American to get a visa to Libya as a result of the crappy foreign policy that the Bush Administration used. […]

Reflections on West Africa

There is no place I have been, no place in the world like West Africa. The energy, beauty, poverty and insanity are unmatched and hard to get your hands around. The area of West Africa is vast and huge and can be a daunting place to visit let alone simply find on a map. It […]

#200 and the Nigerian Nightmare

I have been unable to get to the Internet for several days now and have been ridiculously busy after leaving Ghana overland into Togo for a night in the capital Lome. I had a quick tour of Africa’s biggest fetish market which features such lovely accessories as dead birds, monkey testicles and skulls of various […]

Africa For Beginners-Ghana

Africa for beginners is what Ghana is generally called because it is Africa of course, but not the Africa of many of its neighbors. Ghana has infrastructure, paved roads, political stability, very few barnyard animals roaming the streets freely, people speak English and there isn’t much challenge to getting around Ghana. The capital of Accra […]

Niamey, Niger

After driving a very long way from Mali, through the entire country of Burkina Faso, I finally arrived in Niamey and was expecting little from the visit as I have a buddy who served in the Peace Corps there for two years and didn’t speak too highly of it. Let me tell you that I […]