Hagia Sophia, Istanbul – Complete Visitors Guide

Hagia Sophia
The Hagia Sophia from our ferry

Nobody with an appreciation for history, architecture, or simply the ingenuity of humankind can visit Istanbul without making a stop at Hagia Sophia.

This former Byzantine church and Ottoman mosque has been converted into a museum, where tourists from all over the globe can come and learn about this wonder of the world that was built and rebuilt 3 times in the heart of the metropolis that has held three legendary names: Byzantine, Constantinople, and Istanbul. Continue reading “Hagia Sophia, Istanbul – Complete Visitors Guide”

Maasai Mara Safaris – The Great Migration & More!

Maasai Mara safariFor the avid adventurer-explorer who has hungered for an opportunity to see the inhabitants and wildlife of an area that has remained literally unchanged for centuries, going on safari in the Maasai Mara region of Kenya is a must.

Located in the southwestern portion of the country in Narok County and just west of Kenya’s capital city of Nairobi is the Maasai Mara National Reserve, contiguous with the Serengeti National Park located within Tanzania’s Mara region.

Simply known as “The Mara” to locals, the region was named in honor of the original ancestral inhabitants of the region, the Maasai.

Despite being a mere fraction of the totality of the Greater Mara Ecosystem, it is renowned for its exceptional populations of different species of wildlife.

You can expect exciting safari activities, spectacular scenery, and unique views of the diverse wildlife if you come to The Mara.

Let’s take a closer look.

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Namib Desert Safari Guide – Tour & Travel Advice

namib desert

Stretching 2,000 miles (1,200 km) along the Atlantic coastline of southwest Africa, from the southwest corner of Angola through Namibia into the northwest corner of South Africa, is the coastal land mass known as the Namib Desert.

The word “Namib” is taken from the Nama language and means vast, which describes this phenomenal landscape to a “T”.

This diverse environment features the best that desert geology has to offer to the adventure-loving traveler. Continue reading “Namib Desert Safari Guide – Tour & Travel Advice”