Punishment Island (Akampene), Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda

This is a quick post about how we visited Punishment Island (Akampene), Lake Bunyonyi in Uganda. I provide details that include maps, costs, logistical requirements and facts as well as links to additional details, photos and videos. This is a self-guided cultural adventure on a shoestring. Once at Lake Bunyonyi, we used Itambira Island as […]

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Nyero Rock Paintings, Uganda

This is a quick post about how we visited the Nyero Rock Paintings in Uganda. I provide details that include maps, costs, logistical requirements and facts as well as links to additional details, photos and videos. This is a self-guided cultural adventure on a shoestring. Visit Maps & Facts to dig deeper into the adventure. […]

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Caving In My Front Yard, Croatia

For years I’ve heard stories about the old mines in Istria, Croatia and especially the one in the front yard of our summer house. So when I found a volunteer crazy enough to explore the uncharted depths I couldn’t resist attaching a harness to her and setting out on a mini-adventure (caving in my front […]

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Mua Mission Side Trip, Malawi

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This is a side trip of stop over at the Mua Mission on our drive north along Lake Malawi. I provide details that include maps, costs and photos. This is a self-guided day of goofing off and boredom. Follow the links to dig deeper into the adventure. An easy side trip from Dedza (about 20km […]

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Adventures in Uganda

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This is a quick post about how to have adventures in Uganda. I provide a few details, photos and videos. This is a self-guided adventure on a shoestring. Follow the links to dig deeper into the adventure. My jump-off point for this visit to Uganda was Gisenyi in Rwanda. I used public transport to get […]

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A Visit to Post War Sarajevo, Bosnia

A visit to post war Sarajevo was in order! Let me explain. On lazy day in Croatia I was reading War Junkie, by Jon Steele, and was fascinated by a powerful chapter about Siege of Sarajevo. The siege of Sarajevo took place some ten years prior to my reading this chapter and made me wonder […]

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Viñales Cowboy Ride, Cuba

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This is a quick overview of a Viñales Cowboy Ride experience, in the cowboy town of Vinales. It was a 3-hour ride with a guide. This post provides logistical details and facts as well as links to a videos. This is a tourist experience on a shoestring (think tiny budget). Vinales is an easy bus […]

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Self Guided Havana Walk, Cuba

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This is a quick overview of our self guided Havana walk. It took place over a 5 days and 4 nights. We walked the town from end to end. This post provides logistical details and facts as well as links to a videos. This is a self-guided cultural experience on a shoestring (think tiny budget). […]

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How to Visit Cuba on a Budget

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This is all about how to visit Cuba on a budget (a very small budget). I will provide details that include maps, costs, logistical requirements and facts as well as links to additional details, photos and videos. This is a self-guided adventure on a shoestring. Follow the links to dig deeper into the adventure. About […]

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A Day (& Night) in the Life of Varanasi

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A day (& night) in the life of Varanasi is just that. A casual day spent in the Indian town of Varanasi (also called Benares or Kasi). In this video you will see that the town is the canvas and the people are the unique brush strokes. And every day is a new painting. And […]

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